"The residents love their regular lunches with the British Legion. They have fantastic chats, followed by swapping stories over a game of pool or dominoes, and of course enjoy a tipple in our bar area"
Residents at Great Horkesley Manor care home have been taken back to the mess hall with a visit from the Colchester Royal British Legion.
As part of its extensive activities programme, Great Horkesley Manor arranges frequent lunches for its armed forces veteran residents to share with the British Legion. It gives residents an opportunity to reminisce about their service to the country and share anecdotes and experiences from the past.
Alison Day, home manager at Great Horkesley Manor, said: “The residents love their regular lunches with the British Legion. They have fantastic chats, followed by swapping stories over a game of pool or dominoes, and of course enjoy a tipple in our bar area.”
There are 4 ex-servicemen and women currently resident at Great Horkesley Manor. The home is committed to celebrating the achievements and contributions made by its residents, some of whom served during international conflicts.
Gordon Pitchers, one of the residents, said: “It’s a very good idea, it puts people together and we enjoy sharing stories”
Barry Took, from the British Legion. Said: “We enjoy coming to the Manor and chatting with the residents, also the fish and chips are good too.”
Great Horkesley Manor forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. The service provides residential care for up to 73 older people.