Remembrance Day activities at St Peters Court care homeResidents at St Peters Court, residential and residential dementia care home, in Redcar, have been doing lots of activities for Remembrance Day.

On Thursday 10th November, three Residents, Kitty, Doreen and Angela took a trip down to the local museum to lay the first poppy on the field of remembrance. Many school children lay poppies and the Residents loved watching them pay their respects.

The Dorman Museum, is not too far away from the home and the Residents always love a trip down to see all the history. The Residents enjoyed a lovely walk around the museum, walking around brought back lots of memories from the war. They enjoyed speaking to a veteran who was also visiting the museum.

Kitty told everyone how she used to live in Manchester during the war. She would sing in the cellar with her family to blackout the noise from outside. It was great to listen to everyone’s stories and really interesting to hear how people lived during the war.

That afternoon, the Residents were invited along to Roseberry Court, another HC-One care home to watch a Remembrance Day puppet show. The Residents sang along to music, reminiscing on the war and listening to each other’s stories.

The puppet show was excellent and everyone who watched really enjoyed themselves. There were some lovely refreshments which were enjoyed by all. It was a great afternoon, and the Residents are keen for another puppet show to come back to the home soon.

On the 11th November, St Peters Court held a Remembrance Service. Residents decorate the home with poppies and one Resident, commented, “The home is looking so lovely.”

They held a two-minute silence to mark the signing of the Armistice. Residents and their family members paid their respects to the fallen. After everyone enjoyed refreshments and told each other stories about their time living through the wars. 

Jamie Stephenson, Care Home Manager, remarked, “It was lovely to see the Residents and their families together remembering Armistice Day.”