The royal treatment – Local care home residents celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in style

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Residents at two local care homes have been enjoying Platinum Jubilee celebrations fit for a queen. 

Care UK’s Amherst House, in Horley, and Skylark House, in Horsham, both celebrated the Queen’s official 70-year milestone by hosting a royal themed garden party with family and friends.

 

Keen to celebrate in quintessentially British style, team members decorated the home’s garden with Union Jack flags, bunting and balloons – and everyone enjoyed sandwiches, cakes and scones thoughtfully prepared by the home’s talented head chefs.

Residents have also spent time reminiscing about their own memories of royal celebrations gone by, including 83-year-old, Herma Glasby, who met the Queen at a works function and commented fondly on the Queen’s sense of humour and the way in which she puts people at ease. 

Cristina Cristea, General Manager at Amherst House, said: “We had a right royal knees-up to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

“The Platinum Jubilee offers the perfect opportunity to get together with loved ones and celebrate the last 70 years of both the Queen, and the wonderful residents, incredible reigns. Many residents have fond memories of celebrating the silver, golden and diamond jubilees with their families and communities, and we were keen to ensure the Platinum Jubilee was no exception!”

Dorota Woloszyn, Home Manager at Skylark House, added: “We had a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee here at Skylark 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.” 

To find out more about Care UK’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, please visit: careuk.com/platinumjubilee.

Skylark House and Amhert House have been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The homes provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite and palliative care.

For more information on Amherst House, contact Home Admissions Advisor, Terri Rowe on 01293 735820 or email terri.rowe2@careuk.com.

For more information on Skylark House, contact Customer Relations Manager, Beverly Jordan, on 01403 887 578 or email beverly.jordan@careuk.com.

Open to new residents

St Marks Lane, Horsham, Sussex, RH12 5PU

Skylark House

Skylark House

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

287 Court Lodge Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 8RG

Amherst House

Amherst House

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

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