Hazelgrove care home residents celebrate D-Day and National Fish and Chip Day

Residents of Hazelgrove care home recently participated in a heartfelt two-day celebration to honour D-Day and National Fish and Chip Day. The events included constructing a fish and chip shop within the care home, complete with period-appropriate decorations and vintage costumes.

The first day was dedicated to commemorating D-Day. Residents shared personal stories and reflections about World War II, with many having direct connections to the war. They organized moments of reflection to ensure the bravery and sacrifices of those who served were properly remembered and respected.

On the second day, they shifted focus to National Fish and Chip Day. Residents and activities coordinator collaborated to create a charming fish and chip shop, reminiscent of traditional chippies from the mid-20th century.

After building their fish and chip shop, the residents relished the experience of enjoying traditional fish and chips served in a cone with mushy peas and vinegar. It brought back fond memories of visiting the chippy in the old days. They delighted in the familiar flavours and the nostalgic atmosphere, reminiscing about past outings and savouring the chance to relive a cherished tradition.

The two-day celebrations at Hazelgrove care home were vibrant and heartwarming, filled with singing, and the sharing of fond memories. There was an overall sense of appreciation that brought everyone closer together, creating an unforgettable atmosphere of joy and community.

Hazelgrove specialises in nursing care, residential care, palliative care, dementia care, respite and day care. It is also a part of the Milford Care group which has six care homes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, two of which are rated ‘Outstanding’ from CQC. Other Milford Care homes include Spencer Grove in Belper (Outstanding), Ashbourne Lodge in Ashbourne (Outstanding), Milford House in Duffield (Good), The Meadows in Alfreton (Good) are all based within the Derbyshire area and Hazelgrove in Hucknall (Good), Nottinghamshire and Buddleia House (Good). All the homes boast high social interaction, as well as homely surroundings and an appealing selection of facilities, suitable for every resident. 

For more information about Hazelgrove and how they can help your loved one, contact 0115 968 0706 or email them hazelgrove@milfordcare.co.uk.