We celebrated 70 years of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Westward Care, with a week of royal events for our staff, residents and their families.
At Southlands, our creative staff decorated the lounge with bunting and royal memorabilia. The lounge then played host to Serendipity who performed ‘A Celebration of the Queen’s Life’, a quiz about the royal family and Balbir Singh Dance Company – as well as being the perfect setting for Afternoon Tea and cocktails accompanied by musician John Clay.
Alongside our royal programme, we also held our regular activities and get-togethers, including exercise classes, knit and natter and coffee mornings. We also planted our Jubilee Commemorative tree in our garden, followed by tea and cake.
We wrapped up our royal week at Southlands on Sunday afternoon with a screening of The Big Night Out – the big screen adaptation of the night that the Queen and her sister Princess Margaret allegedly went out for a night on the town to celebrate the end of World War Two.
Our brilliant staff transformed Headingley Hall inside and out with bunting, flags and displays about Her Majesty.
To get ready for the Jubilee, our hairdresser and beautician made a special stop-off at Headingley Hall to make sure our residents got the royal treatment and were ready to celebrate in style.
We be welcomed Caprice Dance School for a performance in the garden, Punch and Judy, magicians and singers Emma James and Brandon Cooke throughout the week – and treated our residents to Afternoon Tea with cucumber sandwiches and High Tea with fresh scones and a glass of sherry. 
In the garden, our staff and residents planted a fruit tree and flowers to mark this historic occasion.
And at Pennington Court we began our long Bank Holiday of celebrations with a buffet dinner while Brandon Cooke serenaded our residents, their families and our staff with a songbook of the Queen’s favourite tunes.
We also hosted a royal quiz, in which Dora was crowned Quiz Queen!
Our creative team at Pennington Court also created lots of games, activities and exercises themed around Her Majesty.
"The management and carers are kind and helpful. If I could mark them out of 20 it would be 20. They all do a great job."
Daughter of Resident at Pennington Court