Published 8th June 2012
Residents and staff at care homes around the group celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style with a variety of events including street parties, games and reminiscence sessions.
Although plans to hold street parties in the gardens were dampened by the weather the events were brought inside and everyone enjoyed watching the televised coverage of the Jubilee celebrations.
Staff at Greatwood House decorated the main lounge with patriotic bunting and flags and a long table was set up for the residents to enjoy a 'street party'. Family and friends also came along and everyone enjoyed the entertainer.
The Millbrook also held a party, with entertainment from a flautist, indoor garden games and a summer fair over the Jubilee weekend. It was a double celebration as it was Marjorie Macallum's birthday. Resident Catherine Gorton had been busy hand knitting children's wear and teddy bears to sell at the fair and Irene Whitehead showed photographs of herself at Buckingham Palace, when she attended a garden party for her 90th birthday. She also has a letter from Tony Blair congratulating her on reaching 90.
Residents at Bridgewater Park also joined in the celebrations - the home was decorated for the party and everyone sported Union Jack hats, waved their flags and really got into the Jubilee spirit.
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Bridgewater Park The Millbrook
Amber Lodge Greatwood House