Celebrating Diamond Jubilee with residents of Grove House residential care home
I visited Grove House care home in Penley’s Grove Street in York today to join the residents, their families and members of staff for afternoon tea to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. We had sandwiches, cream cakes and an alcoholic drink to toast Her Majesty.
The rooms in the communal areas had been decked with bunting and union jacks and after the tea the residents had a good old fashioned sing-song which involved swing music from the 1950s performed by a member of staff.
Grove House is run by City of York Council and provides personal care for thirty three older women and men, some of whom receive high dependency care. It was built approximately 40 years ago. There are single rooms on two floors.
The Queen has served our country well for 60 years. It is a huge achievement and I was pleased to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee with the residents of Grove House. The Jubilee is a great excuse for a party and people all over the country have been marking it with street parties and get-togethers.
There was a brilliant atmosphere at Grove House today and I was pleased to join in the celebrations.