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Table décor

Okehampton’s Hatherleigh Nursing Home commemorated the 80th Anniversary of D-Day on the June 3rd, 1944, with a vibrant celebration.

Set against the backdrop of vintage charm, Hatherleigh Nursing Home’s residents (called Family Members) invited their relatives and team members to unite in this patriotic day.

Firstly, the street party offered a delightful immersion into the era, featuring vintage bone china and ration card menu table decorations. Additionally, historical props included a life-size Winston Churchill, soldiers, vintage suitcases, and authentic memorabilia. This was the care home’s way to honour the service and sacrifice of the D-Day generation.

Moreover, team members also handcrafted evacuee boxes to reflect the resilience and resourcefulness of those who endured wartime evacuation. Hatherleigh Nursing Home was dressed in nostalgic outfits, and every corner of the care home was decorated with bunting, banners, and wartime Britain décor.

Home Manager at Hatherleigh Nursing Home, Ashley said “While commemorating the sacrifices of D-Day veterans, our street party seeks to evoke the resilience and camaraderie that defined that pivotal moment in history”. “Therefore, we invited everyone to join us for a memorable celebration of remembrance and gratitude.”

Hatherleigh Nursing Home provides compassionate care and support, creating a nurturing environment that enhances quality of life and well-being. They strive to create meaningful experiences for Family Members and their families.

To find out more about Hatherleigh Nursing Home, visit: https://www.hatherleighnursinghome.com

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