Stanley care home opens its doors to honour the 80th anniversary of D-Day

Stanley care home opens its doors to honour the 80th anniversary of D-Day
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A Stanley care home is opening its doors to the community, in order to honour the 80th anniversary of D-Day. On Thursday 6th June, Care UK’s Stanley Park, on Wear Road, is welcoming local people to its lamp lighting ceremony.

To commemorate the Normandy Landings on 6th June 1944, Care UK is taking part in ‘D-Day 80 Lamp Light of Peace’. Along with charities supporting the three forces and the Merchant Navy Association, over 100 Care UK homes will take part in this nationwide tribute.

At Stanley Park, the team have been organising a special event which will see residents and guests enjoy a 1940s themed party, with bunting, flags, a brass band performance of popular wartime songs from Wor Vera. Team members will be dressed in wartime clothes and will serve a delicious 1940s themed buffet, with karaoke also in the menu for guests to enjoy.

Christine Gibson, Home Manager at Stanley Park, said: "Here at Stanley Park, we’re passionate about playing an active role in our community, so we’re delighted to be joining a nationwide initiative by opening our doors to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

"Reminiscence activities are a great way for older people, and those living with dementia, to connect with those around them and help maintain a sense of identity, and in the run up to the day, residents have been sharing their own stories and memories, it’s been fantastic to hear everyone’s experiences and learn from one another.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming new and old faces into Stanley Park for what we anticipate will be a heartfelt day for everyone involved."

To find out more about how Care UK is supporting the initiative, please visit the Care UK website here.