Veterans welcome the Year of the Tiger as Royal Star & Garter celebrates Chinese New Year

Residents and staff at Royal Star & Garter decorated their Homes to celebrate Chinese New Year on Tuesday 1 February. Flags and gold and yellow bunting were put up to welcome the Year of the Tiger.

Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

In its Surbiton Home, residents made Chinese lanterns and decorated hats. In the afternoon they took part in a Year of the Tiger quiz and an adapted Tai Chi session with traditional Chinese music.

At High Wycombe, residents took part in Chinese-themed word games and bingo, while in Solihull there were also fun activities for residents to enjoy.

All three Homes served up delicious lunches, which included stir-fried rice, spring rolls, hoisin duck, shredded beef, fortune cookies and prawn crackers.

The charity celebrates special days throughout the calendar, such as UK patron saint days, Burns Night, Pancake Day and Halloween, as part of its varied Wellbeing Programme.

Royal Star & Garter is welcoming new residents. For more information on this, or working for the charity, go to

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