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

 Residents at our Southmead care home have been enjoying a Platinum Jubilee celebration fit for a queen.  Trymview Hall, on Southmead Road, has welcomed the community to mark the Queen’s official 70-year milestone with a host of events and activities.  

To kick off the week-long celebrations, the team at Trymview Hall invited children from Lake House Nursery to team up with residents for a royal-themed Sports Day, featuring games including egg and spoon races, relay races, and ball games.

The home also hosted a barbecue lunch, complete with live entertainment from the D-Day Dollies, who performed some of the residents’ favourite songs from the 1940s, followed by a special tea party in the garden the next day. Finally, residents were given the opportunity to showcase their best dance move during a 1950s rock’n’roll performance to top off the celebrations and end the week on a high.

Residents have also spent time reminiscing about their own memories of jubilee celebrations gone by, including 90-year-old Maureen, who remembers celebrating the Coronation and the royal weddings and making bunting for months before the event.  She said: “The Queen has done a wonderful job – she works so hard for the country and deserves a gold medal!”

 Nicole Anderson, Home Manager at Trymview Hall, added: “We had a fantastic time welcoming the Southmead community for a right royal knees-up to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.  It’s been a busy 70 years for the royals, with big birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and new additions to the family – conversations about the Queen are never too far from our lips here at Trymview Hall. Many residents remember her coronation too, so it was great to be able to share those memories and reminisce with the local community.  “We’d like to say a big thank you to those who joined us on the day and raised a glass to the Queen – we hope to welcome everyone again soon!”

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