Residents at Littleton Lodge care home in Cannock have enjoyed a whole host of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The care homes’ Jubilee celebrations started back in March when it took part in the Queen’s Green Canopy Project. The initiative, which is taking place across the country in 2022 to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, invites people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.
Through the scheme, Littleton Lodge planted a rowan tree in their garden and residents enjoyed pinning it on the official Queen’s Green Canopy map, which shows where all the Jubilee trees have been planted across the U.K.
Then, during the Jubilee bank holiday weekend, the care home staff organised a special Jubilee garden party so that residents could celebrate together with their families.
Home manager, Rachel Ellis, said: “We have all had such a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. From planting our special Jubilee tree to celebrating with a party in the care home and then with the children at Bluebell Nursery, it has all been great fun.
The party included a BBQ, bouncy castle, face painting, and a live singer to celebrate 70 years of the Queen’s reign.
Finally, in June, residents from Littleton Lodge were invited to join the children at Bluebell Hill Nursery in Hednesford for some afternoon tea to celebrate the Jubilee with the children and their families.
“Our Jubilee garden party was a huge success and it was lovely to see all our staff, residents and families spending quality time together and having fun. Then, to round off the celebrations, we were kindly invited to celebrate with the children at Bluebell Hill Nursery. They all made us feel very welcome and we had a lovely time. It has been a very special celebration.”
Littleton Lodge, situated on Bishop Street in Hednesford, is a purpose-built, luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. It opened in May 2021 and has 66 ensuite bedrooms.