Egg-travaganza as homes celebrate Easter

The Easter Weekend saw many of us celebrate the occasion with friends and family. No matter whether you celebrated in a traditional or modern way, you marked the occasion in your own way. This was no different to our homes across the UK.

An Easter craft and chat club was in full swing at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham. The craft afternoon was dedicated to the designing and making of Easter bonnets for the ladies and boaters for the gentlemen. The different themes varied by colour, subject, even a bit of whatever the resident fancied. With a selection of flowers, feathers, papers, eggs, chicks and bunnies the display of finished hats was a beautiful sight to see.

Creating bonnets prior to Easter parties was a big feature in many of our homes. It’s great to see some of the creations people have created from Hartwell Care Home in Ecclesfield, The Lodge Care Home in Killamarsh, Cherry Trees Care Home in Barnsley and Southfield Court Care Home in Huddersfield.

Meanwhile at Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon, they had a special visit from the Easter Bunny. The Anglia Co-operative Funeral Directors donated Easter eggs to the home’s raffle, all in aid of raising money for the residents’ entertainment fund. The two representatives turned up in bunny masks when they delivered the eggs, giving the residents something to chuckle about.

At South Park Care Home in York, they home had a very busy Easter period. They baked a selection of goodies for their Easter Fair and then held an egg hunt for residents and their families.

The team at Copper Beeches in Rochester dressed up for Easter to surprise residents and their families. Two tigers, a zebra and a giraffe – all equipped with bunny ears – helped residents and their relatives take part in an Easter egg hunt. A lovely day was had by all, with residents commenting on the lovely atmosphere within the home.

Residents at Marlborough Court Care Home in Thamesmead took to the floor to work off some of their chocolate. A singer came in to entertain the residents, a few even persuaded Activity Coordinators Hayley Mercer and Karen Cullis into having a little jig.

The Easter Bunny also surprised residents, their families and the team at Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster and joined in with the Easter celebrations. The bunny came to say hello and delivered chocolate eggs to everyone. Some of the residents were thrilled to have shaken his hand and all of the children adored him.

St Catherine's Care Home in Bolton, held an Easter inspired event complete with cakes, a raffle and a seasonal game of bingo. The event was attended by residents, relatives and people from the local community. A total of $£400 was raised for the residents fund.

At Kestrel Lodge Care Home in Kirkby in Ashfield they held the biggest Easter party anyone has ever seen. Residents, relatives and the local community got involved in an easter egg hunt, tea party, raffle and listened to music from a local entertainer. A fantastic day was had by all.

At Havencourt Care Home in Stonehaven the staff and residents had a lovely Sunday roast lunch and took part in an Easter egg hunt that was organised by the Deputy Manager! They had a Bonnie Bonnet Competition where we designed and decorated Easter Bonnets. They held two competitions for the staff and residents alike.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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