Wakefield Care Home Residents Throw Community Coronation Celebration
Staff member and resident in hat

Wakefield Care Home Residents Throw Community Coronation Celebration

Residents from Hepworth House care home in Wakefield recently invited their community to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

The home was decorated with traditional Union Jack flags and balloons, while local entertainer, Rebekah Austin, sung classic hits to get everyone on the dancefloor.

Partygoers were treated to a feast fit for royalty while they played games, took part in arts and crafts sessions, and reminisced with the residents about coronation memories from 1953. 95-year-old resident, Barbara Walker said,

‘I was a teacher at the time of the Queen’s coronation at Lee Brigg Infant School in Normanton. The school threw a party for all the children, it was raining that day too! Luckily, the weather improved later on so we could play games outside.’

When the celebrations had finished, 79-year-old resident, Elaine Windle, said,

‘The day was fantastic! The staff here made the day so special for us all, I cannot thank them enough. We had a lovely singer who had a great voice, I could have listened to her all day, she was amazing.’

Helen Batty, the Home Manager at Hepworth House, said,

‘We had a brilliant day with our residents, their families and our local community. It was great to see everyone up and dancing together, having a laugh and making memories.

‘We’d like to thank everyone who joined us for the celebration and helped us to make the day so special for our residents.’

Hepworth House would like to invite the public to their Coffee Afternoon every Thursday, where guests will be able to enjoy a hot drink, homemade cakes and stalls from local businesses from 14:00 to 15:00.

Hepworth House is a luxury residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes, rated OUTSTANDING by the CQC (Care Quality Commission). Offering 24-hour, person-centred care, Hepworth House is proud to be named a Top 20 Care Home by carehome.co.uk.

For more information, email hepworth.house@idealcarehomes.co.uk, call 01924 973 699 or visit idealcarehomes.co.uk.