Residents and staff enjoyed a week of afternoon teas, garden fetes, bingo, live musical performances, and singalongs to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III in style.

As the UK crowned its first new monarch in more than 70 years, our homes were keen to observe the rare occasion in style.

Residents and staff enjoyed a week of afternoon teas, garden fetes, bingo, live musical performances, singalongs from bygone eras and much more.

Founder and Managing Director, Nunzio Notaro explained: “We find that celebrating events like the coronation really brings residents together.

“It not only encourages them to socialise but also gives them something to look forward to.

“So this week, our care homes were decked-out with banners, flags, bunting and crowns and there were a few cheeky masks of Charles and Camilla for the residents to wear.

“On the big day itself, our residents watched the occasion in the lounges with a feast fit for a king served in the afternoon.

“For some of our older residents, the day’s events sparked precious memories of Elizabeth II’s coronation back in 1953.

“The atmosphere in all our homes was really incredible and certainly one we will all remember.”

Bringing out the best in residents

Needless to say, the coronation celebrations will obviously run alongside the usual schedule of activities for residents.

These include singalongs, board games, reminiscence sessions, gardening, flexercise, and visits from entertainers.

Nunzio said: “At Notaro Care Homes, we’re good at bringing out the best in residents.

“Building confidence, friendships, communities and providing individualised care, form the beating heart of every home.”

Mental Health Awareness Week

This is why Notaro Care Homes will also be once again marking Mental Health Awareness Week from May 15 to 21.

This year, the theme is ‘anxiety’ – one of the most common mental health problems we can face.

Nunzio said: “Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.

“At Notaro Care Homes, we always highlight the importance of good mental health – not just for residents and their family members but also for our hard-working staff.

“We make sure everyone has someone or somewhere they can turn to when in need.”

Exceptional care

We are a family-run care home provider and started with just one facility back in 1988 but now have 11 luxurious care homes across three counties.

We have broadened our services during this time too, offering nursing care, specialist care for those with alcohol-related brain damage, respite care, palliative care, and care for those with learning and mental health difficulties.

Yet we stay true to our original ethos of delivering exceptional care to residents, as well as residents’ family and friends.

This is why we have long been regarded as a leading provider of quality care homes and services in Somerset by healthcare professionals and the general public alike.

Nunzio said: “Our services span the health and social care landscape. We have a range of residential and nursing care homes for those with varying conditions, including Dementia and Alcohol-Related Brain Damage.

“We don’t just look at the physical needs of a resident but their emotional needs too, so we can create a care package as unique as the individual we provide care for.

“We invest in all the latest technology and staff training to ensure we support our residents and their families.

“We are absolutely determined to deliver exceptional care, for exceptional people, in exceptional care homes.”