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Black Swan homes celebrate coronation weekend

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Residents, families and care staff in our homes enjoyed the coronation weekend. Care teams and Activity Co-ordinators supported residents to create home-made decorations, posters and crowns to display in the homes. Over the long bank holiday weekend, residents enjoyed special lunches and community events were organised, with barbecues, face-painting and open days.

Many of the residents in the care homes were teenagers when the late Queen was crowned in 1953, so they were keen to see the new King crowned, who himself was only 4 at the time.

While the weather wasn’t kind on the day of the coronation itself, things were better on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, so homes were able to use their gardens and outside spaces for residents and their friends and families to meet up and celebrate.

A spokesperson for Black Swan said: “it’s been a wonderful weekend in our homes. Many of our residents watched the ceremony in our lounges and joined in with the proclamation, before enjoying a special lunch. The long weekend meant we could open our homes to our local communities and we were delighted to welcome people to join in with our street parties and celebrations.”

See below for a gallery of images from our homes from the weekend and here for a link to a short film from Mid-Meadows in Frinton-on-Sea.