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Care workers at a home for older people with residential and nursing care needs organised a special wedding event to celebrate residents’ marriages, and their happy times with their partners.

The event took place at Abbey Court care home on 18-19 June. The home invited their residents’ partners to join the celebrations.

Staff came up with the idea after team member Olivia George, Activities Co-ordinator, got married herself.

Staff helped some residents to style their hair and to paint their nails. Some residents even wore their original wedding attire.

  • Care home for older people holds special wedding event
  • Couples take part in wedding receptions, with special menus and entertainment
  • The event brings back happy memories for everyone involved

There were two receptions. Special menus were prepared for each occasion, and an entertainer performed during the second reception. The couples enjoyed dancing and singing along together. Staff dressed up to make the occasion particularly memorable.

The reception areas and other parts of the home were decorated with wedding dresses, memorabilia and photos of the married couples. The event brought back happy memories for everyone involved. Staff are currently planning other activities including a summer fete.

Abbey Court supports older people who require residential and nursing care, including those with dementia. The care home is located in Bourne, Lincolnshire. It is managed by Priory Adult Care, a division within the renowned Priory Group, the mental healthcare specialists.

Annabel Marshall, Deputy Manager at Abbey Court, said: “The days were so lovely, and staff and couples really enjoyed them. It was really important that we invited our residents’ partners to the home as they are a big part of our residents’ lives. It brought back really positive memories for everyone who attended.”

Rebekah Cresswell, Chief Operating Officer at Priory Adult Care, said: “I want to thank Cathy Charley, Registered Manager, and the staff team for organising this very special event. I was so delighted to hear about this. I want to use this opportunity to pass on my best wishes to the couples and wish them many more happy times together.”