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St George's Celebrates the Life of The Queen

Posted: 20-09-2022

Masked healthcare worker and elderly lady lay a memorial wreath

St George’s Park Nursing Home in Telford have honoured the life of Queen Elizabeth II during a commemoration ceremony held on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral, 19th September. Residents and staff gathered in the home’s gardens to lay a floral wreath and pay tribute to the Queen’s unwavering service.

For older people in care, many of whom recall Her Majesty’s coronation in 1952, the passing of Queen Elizabeth has been deeply felt. Resident Violet was honoured to lay the wreath next to the Jubilee tree, which was planted in June for ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’. Everyone watched the televised funeral service before enjoying a buffet and refreshments where residents raised a glass to the late monarch. 
Home Manager, Chelsea Hammond, said:
“It was a privilege to hold a ceremony to celebrate the Queen’s life. It’s been a great source of nostalgia talking with our residents about their fond memories of Her Majesty through the years.”
During the period of mourning, a portrait of the monarch was displayed in the home along with a Book of Condolence, which was donated by Telford and Wrekin Council for residents to pay their personal respects. Residents reflected on The Queen’s long reign during a motivating programme of Royal-themed activities and everyone wore black lapel ribbons as a symbol of remembrance. 
Operated by the award-winning Rotherwood Healthcare, St George’s Park offers Nursing, Dementia and Complex Care. To find out more, or to arrange a visit, please contact 01952 619850.