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CARE homes across the East Midlands threw a joint celebration for the Queens 92nd birthday and National Care Home Open Day.
Hill Care Group homes across the region opened their doors and organised special activities and events for visitors and residents.
Springbank House Care Home, on Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, held a festival of countries visited by the Queen during her reign.
Each staff member went to work in fancy dress to represent one of her state visits, including the USA, Australia, France and Ireland, among others.
The kitchen team also put on a feast of national dishes from around the world and flags were created in arts and crafts workshops ahead of the day.
At Holmewood Care Home, on Barnfield Close, in Chesterfield, residents and their families were treated to a garden party and BBQ.
The sunny weather had everyone in the garden, enjoy a cold drink, burgers, sausages and ice cream for dessert.
At Longmoor Lodge Care Home, on Longmoor Lane, Sandiacre, staff and residents held an afternoon tea party.
They chose red, white and blue colour theme for the day, with cupcakes donated by friends and staff.
Wendy Waddicor, managing director of the Hill Care Group, said: “All our care homes came up with brilliant, unique and interesting activities for National Care Home Open Day.
“The theme of this year’s event was Linking Communities and we were delighted to welcome so many visitors to our homes, as community is so important to our residents and staff.”
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