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Alzheimer’s Society sets Hallgarth Christmas Agenda

After all the fun of decorating their trees, residents at Hallgarth Care Home and friends got to work jazzing up the rest of the home before sampling an early Christmas dinner.

Angela Muir, Home Manager, explained: “Catherine and volunteers from the Alzheimer’s Society started the day’s festive fun with a music and movement therapy session. Everyone loved it; they seemed to be whistling whilst they worked on the home’s Christmas clean. We had sleigh bells ringing, pom poms rustling and flags flapping, not forgetting our very special rendition of the 12 days of Christmas. Tea and cake was the perfect reward for a hard day’s work.”

When they’re not singing and cleaning the residents and team at the home have been raising money for disadvantaged children in the area.

Angela Muir added: “We held a guess the name of the bear competition which raised £50 for pens, pencils and exercise books for the children. Resident Mini pulled out the winning bears name, and to much surprise he was christened Isaac. Isaac was resident Mrs. Grace Pape grandfather’s name. She was pleased that she’d won and Isaac now keeps her company in her room.”

Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for a variety of care types including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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