Jun 16, 2022
Residents at a care home in Bracknell have been enjoying a Platinum Jubilee celebration fit for a queen.
Care UK’s Bickerton House, on Warfield Road has welcomed the community to mark the Queen’s official 70-year milestone by hosting a special garden party. Family and friends were invited to enjoy an afternoon of music, food and fun.
The event included a live four-piece jazz band performing in the garden, and a quintessentially British picnic served in wicker baskets on long tables.
Residents have also spent time reminiscing about their own memories of jubilee celebrations gone by, including 90-year-old, Joyce Langley. She lived in Hounslow, which had a large community of military people. She fondly recalls attending a street party for the last Jubilee which featured music, flags and themed cakes
Erika Smith, Home Manager at Bickerton House, said: “We had a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the community here at Bickerton House.
“For older people, and those living with dementia, reminiscing about key milestones, such as previous jubilee celebrations, can help bring back happy memories, as well as prompting conversation and connection with those around them. These positive feelings gained from revisiting fond memories can help decrease stress, reduce agitation, and improve mood.
“We have many royalists here at Bickerton House, including Joyce, who were keen to mark the Queen’s incredible reign and celebrate in style. Everyone had a fantastic time, and we’re already planning our next royal knees up!”
To find out more about Care UK’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, please visit: careuk.com/platinumjubilee.
Bickerton House has been designed to encourage residents to live active and fulfilling lives, while remaining as independent as possible in a safe environment. The state-of-the-art care home provides full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, and features a bar and café, cinema, hair salon, activities room and garden.
Warfield Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 2JA
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