Battle care home's coronation celebrations

Excitement was in the air at Hazel Lodge in Battle where residents and staff watched history unfold and welcomed the new King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Everyone had been busy making Coronation-themed decorations prior to the event, baking up a storm of red, white and blue cakes with the help of head chef Rob Donachie in preparation for the King’s Coronation on May 6.
Residents & Families- joined the celebrationsResidents & Families- joined the celebrations
Residents & Families- joined the celebrations

Staff and residents at the home put their heads together and came up with a plan for their celebrations fit for a King. Over the bank holiday weekend the home held a Royal Afternoon Tea for residents and their families on Saturday followed by A Big Coronation Lunch open to the community on Monday, with live music on both days everyone came together to celebrate our new King and talk about the new era the country is entering. Caroline Pulleyn, General Manager at Hazel Lodge said: “We’ve all had such a wonderful time celebrating the Coronation. It has been a really exciting time thinking about how we wanted to celebrate, planning our activities, decorating the home and creating all the party food. It was so lovely to be able to invite our friends, family and the local community to come and join us for the celebration too.” Our varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities. Hazel Lodge is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Hazel Lodge provides residential, memory and respite care.