A jam-packed December at Dungannon!

This December was a busy one at Dungannon Care Home with an action-packed month of resident activities!

The fun began on Thursday 6th December when all our residents went out for Christmas Dinner at Quinns Corner Restaurant & Bar followed by a disco.

Friday 7th December was the first of a number of carol services where residents were treated to traditional carols and old time favourite festive songs.

Then in the afternoon the home held a Christmas crafts cupcake day in which some of the beautiful Christmas crafts made by residents were sold, accompanied by mince pies and mulled wine, raising a fantastic £150 for the residents' fund. 

Monday 10th December saw six residents head off to Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre in Dungannon to learn about a Victorian Christmas and make decorations.

Friday 14th December was a busy day at the home with a visit from a Christmas farm in the morning, with all sorts of animals, followed by the Vineyard Church arriving in the afternoon to tell the story of Christmas through music and drama.

Monday 17th December saw the arrival of two school choirs - from St Patricks Academy and the Royal School Dungannon - who both performed absolutely beautifully. 

On Wednesday 19th December it was time for the residents' Christmas play at "Tinsel and Talent". Dungannon was the only care home to put on a production - with "Twas the night before Christmas".  A great performance was put on that day and enjoyed by all.

Thursday 20th December saw six residents head off to the pantomime in Armagh to see Aladdin. A great time was had by all, followed by a lovely Christmas lunch in The Gables. The day came to a close with a visit to see Santa in Sainsbury's and a drive around the town to see the Christmas lights.

On Friday 21st December the home held their Christmas party and disco. All residents had a fun-filled time, up dancing with staff and each other, before the arrival of Jingles the elf, who appeared as if by magic and gave out presents to all. 

Four days later there were more gifts when Santa himself came by on Christmas Day!

This December really was one to remember! 

Date published: 1 January 2019

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