Whilst the majority of us watched the King and Queen’s Coronation on TV, our amazing Care Teams came up with some fantastic ideas to ensure their residents enjoyed a Bank Holiday weekend they would never forget.
Many of the residents in our homes could tell you all about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Coronation back in 1953 when they would have been right in the middle of a street party or travelling down to London to take in the atmosphere of such a wonderful occasion. And now, 70 years on, they were able to enjoy something similar, for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.
All the homes were decked out in bunting and flags and the kitchen staff cooked some fantastic foods and baked some incredible, colourful cakes to celebrate the occasion.
At Ridgeway Care Centre in Lincoln, the team asked some residents to help bake and decorate some cupcakes, which many of the residents thoroughly enjoyed, helping to keep their minds and bodies active, whilst at Bowburn Care Centre in Durham, residents enjoyed a tea party and some live entertainment put on by the activities team themselves.
The wonderful council teams in Chilton, County Durham invited the staff and residents of Chilton Care Centre to their street party. The weather just about held out for them to all enjoy some food and celebratory drinks before they headed back to the home for a wonderful afternoon of singing and yet more food.
Then at Chestnuts Care Centre in Grimsby, the team there put together a medieval banquet, fit for a King, for residents and staff to enjoy. Team members dressed up in medieval costumes and a cardboard cut-out of His Majesty King Charles himself was positioned at the head of the table to join in the banquet.
Everyone wore crowns and even a golden coach was cut out from cardboard and attached to a wheelchair, so that the residents could pretend to be a King or Queen for the day.
It’s safe to say that the teams in our homes worked extremely hard to create a day that would go down in history with their residents and one that everyone will remember for a very long time.