As part of their Burns Night celebrations, Hallgarth Care Home in Durham joined together to celebrate Scottish heritage – they had a poetry club where they shared memories and spoke the poems of Robert Burns. The team also invited a local saxophonist to come in and perform some favourites for residents.
In the poetry club, they celebrated the birth of the famous Robert Burns. Everyone spoke about his life and loves – his life may have been short but he lived it to the full. To get everyone in the spirit, rooms were decorated with Scottish flags and photos throughout history. The team also made shortbread for everyone to enjoy whilst they listened to the saxophonist play.
Angela Muir, Care Home Home Manager, told us “We had a lovely afternoon celebrating Burns Night. The poems were great and prompted wide discussions on holidays in Scotland, the food and drink and various memories our residents have of Burns Night.”
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Date published: 15 September 2017