A cake cutting by Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing helped mark the tenth anniversary of Epping-based care company Home Instead.
An afternoon reception was held for staff, clients and their families plus people from the network.
Home Instead provides companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care, dementia care and live-in care.
The company, which has its offices in St John's Road, Epping, has supported 951 people since it started, and in the last year alone has provided 70,000 hours of care to its clients.
Dame Eleanor Laing, who ten years ago cut the ribbon to officially open Home Instead, said: "I was delighted to be invited to cut not one but two cakes at the celebration event to mark the milestone of Home Instead's ten years' care provision in the area.
"Home Instead provides much-needed support, and it is an amazing statistic that it has supported more than 950 families since it was formed a decade ago.
"We hear so much about the problems that elderly people are facing. Home Instead provides solutions. It's really good to be positive for a change!"
"My congratulations to all involved for providing a valuable and important service to our local residents."
This Home Instead company is owned and run by Victoria Rigby. It provides tailored support to older people to help them remain in their own homes where they are the happiest.
Monthly events run by the company include a Memory Lane Café afternoon and a Singing for the Brain morning, and soon to be added is a DanceSing afternoon which will involve a combination of dance movements and chair-based singing.