Jun 07, 2022
Residents at two care homes in Edgbaston have been enjoying Platinum Jubilee celebrations fit for a queen.
Keen to celebrate in quintessentially British style, team members at the homes decorated the gardens with Union Jack flags, bunting and balloons – and everyone enjoyed sandwiches, cakes and scones thoughtfully prepared by the home’s talented head chefs.
At Metchley Manor, residents also enjoyed a jubilee-themed gala dinner, where everyone received a commemorative glass medal and enjoyed live entertainment from local performer, Barry Styles. While at Edgbaston Manor, residents put their art skills to the test and enjoyed a crown and medal making activity before watching the Trooping of the Colour parade.
Residents have also spent time reminiscing about their own memories of royal celebrations and encounters gone by, including 89-year-old, Janet Bradshaw, from Metchley Manor, who told fellow residents about her father-in-law who was awarded an OBE at the end of WW1 and visited Buckingham Palace to receive his medal.
Kim-Marie Newton, General Manager at Metchley Manor, added: “We had a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee here at Metchley Manor.
“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.
Zoe Steventon, General Manager at Edgbaston Manor, added: “Creative activities form a huge part of life at Edgbaston Manor, as they can offer an alternative way for residents to express themselves, which can be incredibly beneficial for older people – especially those living with dementia. Themed activities like these can also help to prompt positive memories of previous celebrations and the associated emotions, which can be fantastic for decreasing stress and improving mood.
“Everyone had a fantastic time discussing their favourite royal moments throughout history and showing off their works of art to each other. We can’t wait to display them around the home!”
To find out more about Care UK’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, please visit: careuk.com/platinumjubilee.
Metchley Manor and Edgbaston Manor has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The homes have been configured into a series of neighbourhoods to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities and encourage social interaction among the residents. There is also plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation.
For more information on Metchley Manor, please call Director of Community Relations, Zoe Doherty on 01216672047, or email email@example.com.
For more information on Edgbaston Manor, please call Home Admissions Advisor, Natasha Phillips on 0121 314 9908, or email Natasha.Phillips@careuk.com.
Speedwell Road, Edgbaston, West Midlands, B5 7PR
5 Church Road, Edgbaston - Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 3SH