Care home resident takes a trip down memory lane


Residents from Manor House care home in Oxford made the most of the glorious summer weather, and enjoyed a fine day out at Blenheim Palace.

As well as enjoying a delicious picnic of tea and cakes, residents made the most of timage-19-07-16-10-29-12he Palace and its beautiful gardens by taking a guided tour. This included stopping by the Winston Churchill Exhibition, which particularly interested Manor House resident and history buff Max Gray. The newly reinvigorated exhibition includes a memorial garden, and a ‘Walk in Churchill’s footsteps’ trail.

It was a special day for 91 year old Manor House resident Betty Hunt, who was employed at Blenheim Palace when she was 18 years old. As the group drove towards the entrance, Betty took much delight in recognising her old place of work.

Built in the early 18th century, Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage Site which lies in the heart of 2,000 acres of landscaped parklands. Formal gardens, an aviary and ancient woodland, amongst other attractions, offer visitors an array of sights and activities.

Amber Darbyshire, Activities Manager at Manor House, said:

image-19-07-16-10-29-33“Trips like this are a brilliant opportunity for residents to enjoy these green spaces which are cherished by people of all ages. We hold activities like this as regularly as possible to ensure residents are able to make the most of the attractions on offer.” 

Manor House is part of Embrace Group, and provides personalised nursing, residential and dementia care for older people. 


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