Abbeyfield Kent’s Residents Celebrate St George’s Day


AbbeyfieldResidents of Edward Moore House and Watling Court in Gravesend embraced some patriotic fun, whilst celebrating St George’s Day.


With plenty of activities taking place in the town centre, Daisy Dover and Hazel Nicholls, residents of Edward Moore House, headed out to watch the colourful and cultural celebrations, accompanied by staff of the residential home.


Joined by hundreds of other locals keen to join in the fun, the residents waved their flags as the parade started with a march by Gravesend schoolchildren.


After the parade, there was still plenty of fun to be had, as the residents enjoyed watching performances from brass bands, dance troupes and medieval court jesters, before heading into the Woodville Halls for a well deserved rest. The residents and staff tucked into some tea and cake before heading home to relax.


Meanwhile, at Watling Court extra care scheme, tenants had made a number of St George’s Day themed decorations during their weekly craft activity, ready to decorate the lounge and dining room for the big day.


With the handmade decorations adorning the corridors, the tenants settled down on St George’s Day to enjoy a very British afternoon tea.


Helen Goulding, scheme manager of Watling Court said: “It’s very important for us to mark holidays and celebrate special events here at Watling Court, as it ensures our tenants can embrace variety, choice, creativity and independence within their lifestyles if they wish.”


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