Kenton House care home for older people held a special party last weekend to celebrate the Coronation.The home invited its eight residents and their families, staff, volunteers and neighbours from the area to celebrate in style.

The FAB Boys entertained with hits from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s, and guests enjoyed a buffet. The home made a modest charge for the event, with proceeds going towards transport funds for an upcoming garden centre visit for the residents.

Guests were also invited to sign a Commemoration Book so that residents could relive the experience afterwards.

For one resident, Geoffrey, this was the second Coronation he had experienced. “I watched Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation on a black and white TV at home when I was just four years old,” he said. “We went to bed early the night before and got up early to see it, and had Coronation Chicken sandwiches.”

One guest at the event commented, “We have really enjoyed the celebration for King Charles and Queen Camilla. The staff have been wonderful and the chef has given us all a super lunch.”

Another noted the “excellent standard of the decoration,” some of which were handmade by the residents.

Kenton House Activity Coordinator, Vibha Bhojwani, said, “This was a great event to organise. All the residents enjoyed helping to make the decorations from scratch. I had a lot of support from staff helping to put them up, and we’re grateful to our local friends in the community for their donations – we had a huge number of balloons!

“We should have invited Charles,” she added, “I’m sure he isn’t very busy at the moment!”

“We’re set for a great year ahead with some exciting outings planned,” Vibha continued. “One of our residents, John, served for 35 years in the RAF and has been a passionate motorcyclist all his life. We are arranging for him to recapture the experience once again at the Ace Café in Wembley next month.”

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