Remembering D-Day at New Forest care home Sway Place

Let there be light: Lymington care home Sway Place invites local community to honour D-Day

Sway Place opens its doors to the community to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
On Thursday 6th June the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Care UK’s Sway Place is holding a lamp lighting ceremony to remember the hundreds of thousands of brave people who took part in the largest naval, air and land operation in history.
hero 01 Care UK residents gear up for D Day
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings on 6th June 1944, Care UK is partnering with royal pageant master Bruno Peek, CVO OBE OPR, coordinator of ‘D-Day 80 Lamp Light of Peace’. Along with the three Forces Charities and the Merchant Navy Association, over 100 Care UK homes will take part in this nationwide tribute. Guests and residents can look forward to a 1940s-themed tea party and be treated to live music from entertainer, The Singing Sweethearts. There will also be a raffle to raise money for the Royal British Legion, who will be in attendance on the day.
Jane Baxter, General Manager at Sway Place, said: “Here at Sway Place, we’re thrilled to be marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day with the help of the community. “Reminiscence activities are a great way for older people, especially those living with dementia, to connect with those around them and maintain a sense of identity. In the run-up to the day, residents have been sharing their own stories and it’s been inspiring to hear everyone’s experiences and memories from wartime Britain. “On behalf of the whole team, I’d like to extend our welcome to anyone interested in coming along for what we anticipate will be an informative and enriching day.”

Sway Place: safe active independence and care for all levels of need

For more information on Sway Place , please call, Home Admissions Advisor, Laura Blake 01590 607371, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit: careuk.com/sway-place

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, Sway Place incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities. The home provides full-time residential care, dementia care and respite care. The layout of the building is configured into a series of individual suites, and 14 independent living cottages, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.  


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