Dame Esther Rantzen DBE joins local people for a Platinum Jubilee Tea Party in Staines

Local people met one of Britain’s favourite TV personalities, Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, when she attended a special Jubilee Tea Party at Churchill Retirement Living’s Langton Lodge in Staines-upon-Thames on Thursday 26th May. The broadcasting legend visited the retirement development to help celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Year with apartment Owners and guests, and spent time sharing anecdotes and stories from her impressive career.

Visitors were treated to music, fizz, refreshments, and a special ‘Jubilee goody bag’ to get the celebrations underway for this remarkable occasion. The event was also an opportunity to meet new apartment Owners and hear about the new lifestyle they’re enjoying.

Churchill’s Senior Regional Marketing Manager Anne Scherrer said: “We were delighted to welcome Dame Esther and all our other guests for a special Jubilee Tea Party to celebrate The Queen’s extraordinary reign. There was a host of treats and great entertainment on offer, as well as some special Jubilee goody bags, and it was a wonderful opportunity for people to enjoy the friendly and fun community atmosphere on offer here.”

Dame Esther Rantzen DBE is Churchill’s Brand Ambassador and has worked tirelessly to champion the needs of older people. In 2012 she founded a new charity called The Silver Line with the aim of combating loneliness in isolated older people. Her philosophy, which exactly reflects Churchill Retirement Living’s own, is that the retirement years should be anticipated in a positive way. Older people should be supported so that they can find out what’s on offer for them and enjoy life to the full. 

“Growing older is something to be celebrated,” she declares. “Older people have so much to offer. Since becoming a Churchill Ambassador I’ve enjoyed working with them to help champion the needs of older people, attending events and talking first-hand to owners who have moved into new Churchill apartments.”

Langton Lodge is a stylish collection of one and two bedroom privately-owned retirement apartments for those who want to enjoy an active, independent lifestyle. Each apartment has been designed exclusively for those in their retirement years and has a number of safety and security features, such as a 24 hour emergency call line and a video entry system, for complete peace of mind.