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Hip and happening: Care homes in harmony on International Peace Day

October 16th 2019

Two care homes in the region joined forces on International Peace Day (21 September 2019) to host a 1960s-themed ‘peace party’. Residents and team members from Care UK’s Priors House, in Leamington Spa, invited nearby Perry Manor care home in Worcester, to join them for a fun-filled hippie-inspired party, complete with costumes, cake and chart-toppers.

The two care homes, which regularly enjoy shared events and celebrations, were entertained by local band, The Hanksters, who serenaded residents with hit songs from the hip and happening era.

The celebration motivated residents to share stories and experiences of the ‘swinging sixties’ and even inspired an impromptu jam session with a 99-year-old guitar-playing resident.

Home manager at Priors House, Francine Summers, commented: “Lots of residents regularly talk fondly of how much they enjoyed the fun and adventures they had their younger years, and with many recalling the highlights of the 60s era, here at Priors House, we decided to go back in time to enable residents to relive memories of Beatlemania, flares and flower power. The whole afternoon was a real success.”

Priors House, on Old Milverton Road in Leamington Spa, is a state-of-the-art Care UK home, providing full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema, coffee shop and hair salon, with plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.

To find out more about Priors House care home call 01926 675 217, or email Francesca Brennan, customer relations manager on

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At Perry Manor, our ‘outstanding’-rated care home in Worcester, residents and their families have the reassurance of knowing that the home’s expert team can provide the highest quality of care for people with a wide range of needs, including complex nursing needs and end of life care. This allows residents to stay living at the home should they eventually need nursing care. The expert team, led by award-winning home manager Katherine Matthews, receives the latest training in all areas of care and get to know your loved one like a member of their own family, understanding their individual medical needs and their unique personality and life story.

Perry Manor
Charles Hastings Way
WR5 1ET (For sat nav, please use post code WR5 1DD)

0333 321 1925

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Our expert team provides short term and permanent residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as palliative and end of life care. We are passionate about getting to know your loved one like a member of our own family – designing unique and fulfilling care and lifestyle plans that reflect your loved one’s needs, interests and tastes. The team at our Leamington Spa care home were delighted to achieve a ‘good’ overall rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in our routine quality inspection in late 2019, and we were thrilled to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating for our responsive approach to people’s needs.

Priors House
Old Milverton Lane
Royal Leamington Spa
CV32 6RW

0333 321 1924

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care