Care Home Residents Mark Armed Forces Day
Honouring Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26th June, residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home got stuck into some commemorative activities.
Armed Forces Day was created as an opportunity to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. So, with many residents having loved ones who have served, from partners to parents, they couldn’t let the day go unnoticed.
Whilst remembering those who served, the residents painted and displayed flags and bunting around the home. The event prompted plenty of reminiscence and discussion about their memories of when they were younger. To keep spirits high, staff also invited residents to decorate some cupcakes in the Union Jack colours.
After a day of activities, they enjoyed a commemorative afternoon tea, tucking into their cupcakes and a nice hot cuppa, whilst chatting some more about their wartime stories.
Jackie Miles, Home Manager of Rogers House said: “Armed Forces Day is a very special one for our residents, as with their age group, many had family who served at some point or another.
“They all had a great day sharing stories and reflecting on their memories, it was very poignant but also a lot of fun.”