Christmas cheer all round at Four Seasons
Everyone here at Four Seasons Health Care has been extremely busy celebrating in the run up to Christmas. From festive knits, to sparing a seat for Christmas dinner, Four Seasons has done it all this year to ensure everyone had the best possible Christmas.
To only name a few; The Vale, Amethyst House and Beechcare all got dressed up to celebrate ITV’s Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day which helps raise money for Macmillan, Make a Wish and Save the Children. Osbourne Court also joined in and had their ROCK Award presentation dressed in their festive outfits.
Hemsworth Park had a pleasant surprise after they were treated by their local Tesco store who kindly delivered goody bags full of treats and gifts for residents to enjoy over Christmas. Marlborough Court was also lucky enough to have gifts given to them by a local school.
Burlington Court created their very own Santa’s Grotto in which a local nursery came to visit to join in on the celebrations – the residents had a lovely afternoon and everyone joined together for Christmas Carols.
Ladymead Care Home in Swindon held their own Carol singing concert for residents to perform for one another. The team invited relatives and friends to join at the home for an afternoon of festive cheer and spirit.
Katherine Clark, Home Manager at Churchfield was heartbroken to find a 76 year old widower appealing for company over Christmas. Katherine invited the local resident to join Churchfield for Christmas dinner with transport provided as a good will gesture.
Amongst all of these, we’ve also seen some fabulous Christmas parties.
We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and wish you a very happy New Year!
18 Dec 2017
Residents and the care team at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham had a lovely Christmas treat as some local school children from St Teresa’s School Choir came carol singing.
Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed listening to the carols. Some even got up and sang along with the children, especially when Jingle Bells and Silent Night were sung. The spirit of Christmas has definitely arrived at Murdoch House.”
18 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team from Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow got into the Christmas spirit last week as they celebrated Christmas Jumper Day.
Everyone did their best to wear the most novelty jumper possible, and the results (as you can see by the picture) are quite outstanding.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “We all thought we’d wear our best novelty jumper to raise some money to provide special experiences for the residents in our care. We all had lots of fun and I want to thank everyone who donated.”
17 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”
Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.
Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”
16 Dec 2017
The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.
It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.
Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.
May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.
Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.
The headline acts included:
- Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
- Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
- Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
- Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
- Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
- Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
- Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ
Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”