A Suffolk family has shared their pride with a sweet photo bringing together five generations.

Betty Branch, a 92-year-old great-great-grandmother, has been pictured alongside her daughter, Patricia Frost, 72, her granddaughter Maria Merchant, 42, her great-grandaughter Lauren Merchant, 24, and her new baby boy Louis.  

The unique opportunity took place at The Beeches Residential Care Home in Ixworth, where Betty has lived for two and a half years and where she receives specialised dementia care.

Patricia, Betty’s daughter, said: “I was very proud of our wonderful family. I am glad that mum has found her home at The Beeches, I don't have to worry about her at all.”

Betty, who was married for 60 years and worked at a clothing factory until she retired, enjoys being in the garden and needlework at the home.

Earlier in her life, Betty loved dressmaking and made her daughter’s wedding dress. She also loved gardening and was very proud of her garden back home.

The family were photographed on a bench in the garden of the home with Lauren, baby Louis and Betty taking centre stage. 

Bev Shave, deputy manager at The Beeches said: “It was wonderful to witness five generations coming together at our care home.

“At The Beeches, we make sure that our residents have the opportunity to bond with their families through person-centred care and support. We make sure that families can rest assured knowing that their older relatives are safe and happy at our care home.”

The Beeches Residential Care Home in Ixworth High Street provides personalised care that provides both physical and mental stimulation aimed specifically at those living with dementia.