Sanctuary Care homes, up and down the country, have been feeling the patriotic power this week for St George’s Day.
Celebrations hit London
In the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the team and residents at Meadows House Residential and Nursing Home in Kidbrooke, London and Ashgreen House Residential and Nursing Home in Woolwich, London celebrated our patron saint with a good-old-fashioned sing-along.
In keeping with the annual holiday, the home adorned themed decorations in red and white, with residents wearing festive headwear.
Residents enjoy celebrations
Meadow House resident, Robert Foster, 91, who was a wireless operator in the army, said: “I always look forward to celebrating St George’s Day because it’s a traditional event that is so important to me, especially with my work in the army.”
Christine Sawyer, Ashgreen House resident, who turned 95 today, added: “The St George’s Day celebrations were fantastic – I love to sing and dance, so our themed ‘knees-up’ was the perfect morning.”
Arts and crafts in Birmingham
Elsewhere, the team and residents at Castlecroft Residential Care Home in Birmingham’s Weoley Castle crafted their own flags and bunting, with the residents later tucking into a hearty dinner of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
Themed party in Bridgwater
Resident, Linda Jones, 65, said: “I really enjoyed the performance – I didn’t want the show to finish”, with fellow resident, 82-year old Ken Wilson, adding: “The entertainers looked fantastic and they sang very well too – was a lovely afternoon.”
Continuing the celebration decades on
The home manager, Lyn Taylor, added: “Everyone had a fantastic time in our themed celebrations – the residents always love a good show and Daisy Chain Productions didn’t disappoint!
“Many of our residents have celebrated St George’s Day for several decades, so it’s important for them to continue to mark this patriotic occasion.”