Stanley care home invites local community to honour D-Day

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Stanley care home invites local community to honour D-Day

On Thursday 6th June, from 11am – 4:30pm, Care UK’s Stanley Park, on Wear Road, is welcoming local people to honour the 80th anniversary of D-Day with its very own lamp lighting ceremony.

To commemorate the Normandy Landings on 6th June 1944, Care UK is partnering with royal pageant master Bruno Peek, CVO OBE OPR, coordinator of ‘D-Day 80 Lamp Light of Peace’. Along with charities supporting the three forces and the Merchant Navy Association, over 100 Care UK homes will take part in this nationwide tribute.

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At Stanley Park, the team have been hard at work organising a special event which will see residents and guests enjoy a 1940s-themed party, complete with bunting, flags, a brass band performance, and popular wartime songs from Wor Vera. Team members will be dressed in wartime clothes and the culinary team will serve a delicious 1940s themed buffet. At 2:30pm there will be karaoke for guests to enjoy.

Care UK residents gear up for D-DayCare UK residents gear up for D-Day
Care UK residents gear up for D-Day

The lamp, which represents the peace that followed the end of World War Two, will be lit at 12pm.

On Sunday 2nd June, at 11am, the community will also be invited to a drive through of 20 Harley Davidsons and old-style bikes.

Christine Gibson, Home Manager at Stanley Park, said: “Here at Stanley Park, we’re passionate about playing an active role in our community, so we’re delighted to be joining a nationwide initiative by opening our doors to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

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“Reminiscence activities are a great way for older people, and those living with dementia, to connect with those around them and help maintain a sense of identity, and in the run up to the day, residents have been sharing their own stories and memories – it’s been fantastic to hear everyone’s experiences and learn from one another.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming new and old faces into Stanley Park for what we anticipate will be a heartfelt day for everyone involved!”

To find out more about how Care UK is supporting the initiative, please visit:

Stanley Park has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential and nursing care, as well as short-term respite.

To find out more about Stanley Park, please contact Home Manager, Christine Gibson, on 01207 668587 or email [email protected]

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