Residents of Lanarkshire care homes celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee in style

Residents of a care home in East Kilbride enjoyed a Platinum Jubilee celebration fit for a queen.

Care UK’s Cathkin House on Glasgow Road marked the official milestone of the Queen’s 70th birthday by hosting a garden party for residents and their loved ones, complete with a Union Jack bunting and a barbecue prepared by the house’s chef .

Events took place across Lanarkshire in schools, community groups and other care homes.

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Nisha Sujeewon, Home Manager at Cathkin House, said: “We had a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with our extended family here at Cathkin House.

“For older people and people with dementia, reminiscing about milestones, such as previous Jubilee celebrations, can help bring back happy memories, as well as spark conversation and connection with those around them.

“These positive feelings gained from revisiting good memories can help reduce stress, reduce restlessness and improve mood.

“We have many royalists here at home who were keen to mark the Queen’s incredible reign and celebrate in style.

“Everyone had a fantastic time, and we are already planning our next royal knees.”

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