August Birthdays at Derwent Residential Care Home
This month at our East Sussex care home, Derwent Residential Care Home, we celebrated the birthday of our dearest Vicky, who turned 80! Vicky’s friend Muriel took her out for a slice of cake and coffee at one of our nearby cafes. While they were out, the Derwent team got busy decorating the home for Vicky’s special 80th. It was such a pleasant surprise when Vicky and Muriel got back to find a birthday party in full swing with more cake, delicious finger food and lots of bubbly drinks.
Vicky was spoiled with cards and gifts and lots of attention from her friends at the home as well as our carers and staff. It was our chance to show Vicky how happy and honoured we are to have her as part of the Derwent family.
The month of August also marked the birthday of one other, very special resident indeed, this time at our Southport care home Woodlands Manor. Britain’s oldest Kings Regiment veteran, and the only officer from his own regiment alive today, Cyril turned 101! Cyril attended afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace earlier this year, as the Queen wanted to thank him for his years of service in the war. Boasting a military career that spanned 14 years: Cyril served in India and the Far East between 1937-42 and was active throughout World War II. You can read more about his visit HERE.
For his birthday, Cyril was joined by members of his family, his army friends, people from The Not Forgotten Association as well as Major Elaine from the Kings Regiment.
At Cedars Care Group homes, we celebrate life and never pass up an opportunity to have a party. Resident birthday parties are our particular favourites. After all, the people we care for are a daily inspiration to us. Birthdays then are the perfect excuse to show our residents how valuable they are to us. Also, we really like cake, and so do they!