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26 Dec 2015

On Friday December 18th the residents and staff at Whittington Care Home in Chesterfield, truly embraced the Christmas spirit to raise money for Save the Children. Everyone donned their favourite festive knits for National Christmas Jumper day. There were some excellent examples of festive knitwear on show including tinsel, stars, baubles, snowflakes and reindeer – some even had lights!

"It was such a magical day, Christmas really came to Whittington. Residents and their families joined in all the dancing and singing from the live entertainment and we all enjoyed our chef's delicious mince pies and mulled wine. The singing was so lively at one point, I'm sure we shook the tinsel from the trees" laughed Home Manager Wendy Johnson. "What's more, we managed to raise money for charity, in the process".

Whittington care home regularly holds events and activities for its residents and surrounding neighbours. It is one of more than 340 care homes belonging to Four Seasons across the UK and provides care and support for elderly people including those living with dementia.

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24 Dec 2015

The team and residents at Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Warsop have been very busy getting dressed up over the past couple of months with various fancy dress parties. The home has been transformed from a spooky Halloween theme to a pirate’s ship.

To celebrate Halloween, the home was decorated head to toe in spooky and scary decorations. Both residents and the team all dressed up to scare each other. An entertainer was invited to come and perform for everyone as well as a wide range of refreshments. The home was then converted into a pirate’s ship in time for Children in Need. Not only did everyone turn into pirates for the day, they also put on a coffee morning where residents and their families could enjoy some m’hearty treats.

Karen Gilbert, Home Manager, told us “We love getting dressed up here at Sycamore and Poplars – we all have tonnes of fun and everyone gets involved. We can’t wait to get dressed up for Christmas!”

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24 Dec 2015

As a way of celebrating the run up to Christmas and the New Year, Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy have been taking part in a number of activities. The team and residents have been extremely busy decorating the home and creating calendars ready for 2016.

The residents got stuck in with making some festive decorations to display around the home to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. They have also received some lovely handmade cards from a local Brownie group who made sure each of the residents got a Christmas card. The team also arranged for a pantomime performance at the home.

Amongst all the Christmas preparation, the residents have also been busy making their very own personalised calendars ready for the New Year. They got creative and designed the calendars to be displayed over 2016.

Anjie Restar, Home Manager, told us “We’re fully in the Christmas spirit here at Gowrie House – everyone has loved all the activities we’ve been getting up to. The calendars the residents have been making are so lovely and I can’t wait to see them all displayed in 2016”.

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24 Dec 2015

A local singer recently performed at Triangle Care Home in Wheatley arranged by the team for the residents to enjoy. The performer has previously visited Triangle and the residents requested she came back again for them.

Katie, a local classical singer, has become a firm favourite for the residents at the home. They enjoyed her performance so much previously; they requested her to come back for Christmas. The classical music is soothing for the residents and they find Katie extremely easy to listen to.

Sue Davies, Deputy Home Manager, told us “Katie is a real favourite of everyone here at Triangle – she is a great performer and the residents love inviting her here to sing. The performance got us all in the Christmas spirit”.

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23 Dec 2015

To get everyone in the Christmas spirit, Earlsferry Care Home in Leven arranged for a local choir to come in and perform some Christmas carols for the residents and family. They had an afternoon filled with fun and cheer in the run up to the festive season.

The Anstruther Philharmonic Society is a choral society who performs in the local area for organisations. The residents all joined in the carol service – they spoke about their favourite hymns as well as fond memories of singing the Christmas carols.

Karen Bell, Home Manager, told us “What a lovely time we had for our carol service. Both residents, families and the team all joined together to sing their favourite songs. It definitely got the home in the festive spirit”.

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