We have had a very busy start to May, making use of the good weather with a pub lunch, and also celebrating the King's Coronation, much like many others across the nation.
We recently had an afternoon where the sun was shining, so the minibus was out on the road again with a trip to the California Pub in Sutton. The residents enjoyed a lovely meal out and we were very impressed with the food and service which were both superb.
We try to make use of our minibus as much as we can, and when the weather allows, it is extremely important to us that we can support our residents in getting out and about in the community and doing the things that they have always loved, such as a visit to the pub!
Geoffrey enjoyed a pint of Guinness and blackcurrant with his meal, whilst Joyce said that she had an amazing afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the company. One of our residents Chris used to run a pub, and he really enjoyed being back in a familiar environment and was almost back at the bar helping and assisting the staff.
We then had our King's Coronation Celebrations, starting with a screening of the archaic event at Westminster Abbey, live on our TV. During this time, we served tea, coffee, and traditional cakes to our residents, so they could sit back and enjoy the moment.
In a lavish ceremony not seen in Britain since 1953, the new King was appointed, and we decorated our care home in Croydon with blue, white, and red decorations to mark this momentous occasion.
The celebrations continued throughout the day with a special buffet, and coronation party fit for a King! We were delighted that our residents, relatives, staff, and members of our local community joined us for this very special moment in history and it was a day that was enjoyed by all.
Barry the singer provided live entertainment for the special day with a sing-along of God Save the King, and we finalised our celebrations with a toast made in honour of our new King.
With the warmer months approaching, we are looking forward to having more days out together as a home, as well as inviting members of our local community, friends and family for further celebrations at our care home.