Guinness Care residents enjoy Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in style 

Douro court party

Residents and staff at Douro Court Extra Care Scheme in Ivybridge, which is run by Guinness Care, have celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee by inviting family, carers and support workers to a Jubilee party.  

On 6 February 2022, Her Majesty the Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. To celebrate this anniversary Guinness funded the Platinum Jubilee celebration at the Extra Care Scheme to help bring everyone together and make it a truly special occasion.   

Around 50 people attended the afternoon of celebrations in the communal garden which included delicious buffet food, the Queen’s dock ukulele band and a 1952 quiz, all to commemorate the special occasion. Residents also made a £60 donation to the band’s chosen charity Trevi, who provide shelter and support to women and children fleeing domestic violence.  

Andrea Duchonova, Registered Manager at Guinness Care said:” It was so nice to see all our residents together for the first time after Covid. Everyone was so joyful and grateful and it was a nice atmosphere to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.” 

Resident, Margaret Brooker said: “It has been a wonderful day and I would like to thank Guinness for putting on such a fantastic Jubilee party. I have had a lovely time and it’s been a fun filled afternoon which has been enjoyed by everyone.” 

Douro Court Extra Care Scheme consists of one or two bedroom apartments built around communal facilities, designed so that residents have places to meet up, chat and socialise.

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