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Farewell Ceremony for Queen Elizabeth II at Dorset House Nursing Home

Posted: 21-09-2022

A  group of older people and healthcare workers pay their respects in front of a tree dedicated to Her Majesty

Dorset House Nursing Home, on Blackfriars Avenue in Droitwich Spa, has held a commemorative ceremony to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II. The ceremony took place on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral, 19th September, and united residents and staff members in the home’s gardens to lay a floral wreath as they took time to reflect on The Queen’s unwavering service to our nation.

The loss of The Queen is deeply felt by older people in care, many of whom remember Her Majesty’s coronation and have watched The Queen forge a path through periods of change. The congregation wore black lapel ribbons as a symbol of mourning. Residents Barbara, Isobel and John were bestowed the honour of laying the wreath next to the Jubilee tree, which was planted in June with the help of the Droitwich Mayor for ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative. John, who served The Queen in the Army during his National Service, proudly wore his military cap as he saluted Her Majesty for the last time. 
Home Manager, Karen Johnson, said:
“Our residents have been saddened by the passing of The Queen; it was a deeply emotional day, but it was important to our residents that they were able to pay their respects and celebrate her life of service and lasting legacy.” 
Everyone watched the televised funeral service before enjoying a quintessentially British afternoon tea. During the period of mourning, a portrait of the monarch was displayed in the home for residents to pay their respects, while an engaging programme of Royal-themed activities enabled residents to reminisce on The Queen’s illustrious reign. 
Operated by Rotherwood Healthcare, Dorset House offers award-winning Residential and Nursing Care.  To find out more, call 01905 772710 or visit, Dorset House.