Getting out and about in the community
In the lead up to Christmas residents activities programmes are getting very busy as our Personal Activity Leaders (PALs) organise lots of festive trips and events to get everyone in good spirits while helping them to stay connected to the community.
Christmas dinner at a local church keeps residents connected
Mahon Hall Care Home residents had a fantastic day catching up with the community and enjoying a Christmas dinner in Thomas Street Methodist Church where they met up with lots of other locals. Some even bumped into people they had attended school with!
Local choirs sing Christmas songs to residents
Throughout the year and especially at Christmas time local community choirs visit our homes and perform songs for residents.
At Brimington Care Centre residents had a lovely treat when Chesterfield Girl Guide group, Aurora came to in Christmas songs.
Carrie-Anne, Brimington Care Centre’s Personal Activities Leader (PAL), said “There is nothing like a good old sing song to make people smile who enjoy joining in or just listening to the music - it even brought a tear to some people’s eyes as their voices were so overwhelming. Aurora have kindly agreed to come back again in the summer and again next Christmas too, we already can’t wait!”
Grove House also had a visit from the local school choir who came to sing for the residents while wearing Christmas headbands and Santa hats.
Even young nursey children come to sing carols, such as at Burlington care home where residents enjoyed the performance and Christmas songs.
Friendly drop ins
At Holybourne Day Centre in London ladies and children from the Local Women's Muslim Association dropped in on the centre’s Christmas party. They kindly brought food and presents for everyone and spent time laughing and enjoying the festivities.
Even the local Postman is spreading some cheer! At Sandringham care home in Portadown local Postman Johnny read out a Christmas Poem after delivering the mail - watch the video here.
Date published: 14 December 2018
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