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Living life to the foal – Leamington Spa care home residents celebrate Grand National in style

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A care home in Leamington Spa marked last weekend’s mane event with a special party.

Care UK’s Priors House, on Old Milverton Lane, hosted its very own Grand National celebrations.

Living life to the foal – Leamington Spa care home residents celebrate Grand National in styleThe event, complete with an afternoon tea specially made by the home’s chef, was held in the home’s cinema to allow residents to watch the race on the big screen. The room was adorned with Union Jack flags and horse racing-themed decorations to offer a more immersive experience.

Kath, a resident at Priors House, commented: “It's almost like we've left the building and were really there in person.”

Francine Summers, Home Manager at Priors House, said: “The Grand National is a popular event among residents, and we have some keen punters here at Priors House, so we thought we’d organise something special.

“The whole team worked hard to decorate our cinema for the occasion and prepare a delicious afternoon tea to enjoy during the main event, which really made us feel like we’d been transported to the races for an afternoon. Our celebrations brought back many happy memories from residents’ younger years too and prompted a lot of interesting conversations around horse racing events throughout the years.

“It was a big success, and we’re already looking forward to our next racing event.”

Priors House is a state-of-the-art care home which provides 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 and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation.

To find out more about Priors House, please contact Customer Relations Manager, Maria Cridge, at, or phone 01926 675 217.

To find out more about Priors House, visit

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Old Milverton Lane, Blackdown, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6RW

Priors House

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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