Hallgarth Care Home: Tea and music at St Oswald’s Church

Residents from Hallgarth Care Home in Durham were invited to a tea party at St Oswald’s Church Hall by the Student Community Associations.

After tea, everyone enjoyed some homemade cakes and a chat with the students and members of the local community. The gathering had the pleasure of hearing a selection of music by Durham University Brass Band. Requests were taken and everyone decided November is never too early to start practicing our Christmas carols.

Mrs Pape, originally from Yorkshire said: “In my youth I was brought up on brass bands, and this event brought back some happy memories. Yorkshire was where brass bands started you know.”

The residents also shared their knowledge with the international students, who have come to study in Durham from a variety of places including Hong Kong, The Philippines, Transylvania and Russia and most were in their first year away from home. The residents gave them some good advice, including: enjoy your youth but study, it’s the door to a greater future, ring your mother regularly and remember to eat fruit and vegetables. Wise words indeed.

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

Date published: 21 December 2017

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