22 Jun Batley care home residents celebrate Queen’s Jubilee with a family garden party
Residents at Lydgate Lodge care home, in Batley, enjoyed a fun-packed weekend of royal celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The care home’s celebrations kicked off on Thursday (2 June) when residents watched the Trooping of the Colour on TV. Then, on Friday, Lydgate residents visited the local church for a thanksgiving service.
Staff also organised a special Jubilee garden party so that residents could celebrate together with their families. The party included a buffet, live entertainment and a tombola.
Finally, on Sunday (5 June), the care team and residents planted a tree in the garden, along with a commemorative plaque to mark the special jubilee celebration.
Vera Bradley, a resident at Lydgate Lodge, said: “We have all had such a fabulous time to mark the Queen’s very special Platinum Jubilee and have really enjoyed having the care home full of people again.”
Lydgate Lodge activities co-ordinator, Elizabeth Lycett, said: “Everyone has enjoyed all our Jubilee celebrations, especially the Jubilee party. It was our first event for families following the pandemic and it was a huge success. It was a perfect day where all staff, residents and families spent quality time together and had fun.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the staff who helped to organise and run the event, including our kitchen team for the fabulous buffet. Thanks also to our amazing families who came along to share the celebrations.”
Lydgate Lodge, situated on Soothill Lane in Batley, is a purpose-built, luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. It has 64 ensuite bedrooms and has been rated good by the Care Quality Commission.