Residents and employees are enjoying the party season with a generous helping of festive fun.
In true seasonal spirit, members of the team from John Lewis will be visiting residents at Dell Field Court to distribute gifts ahead of Christmas. Residents will also enjoy the merriment of the Christmas fair hosted at the care home on 17th December, with arts and craft stalls. There will be a special performance of Dick Whittington on-site, which residents, families and employees are invited to attend. Pupils from Moss Hall Infant School will also be putting on a festive concert for the residents on 19th December.
Building on the Trust’s existing links with local schools, residents from Apthorp Care Centre will be enjoying a Christmas party at The Archer Academy in East Finchley. Volunteers from The Challenge Network, set up to inspire and connect communities, contributed to the festive cheer at the care home by assisting residents to create their own Christmas cards.
A Christmas themed inter-home bake off was hosted by Apthorp Care Centre with residents and employees going head to head with neighbouring Meadowside, Dell Field Court and Harrow-based Sancroft Hall to create delicious festive bakes.
To continue the Yuletide theme, residents at Meadowside care home were visited by Northside Primary School as part of an on-going programme of activity. Pupils worked with the residents to make festive crafts, cards and decorations.
Meadowside will also be launching its very own choir on 19th December, made up of residents, family members and team members. The choir has been practising for a while with music therapist, Phil Evans, so will be ‘on song’ on the day, performing a number of their favourite carols. Sherry and mince pies will be served and members of the local community are invited to attend.
Residents at the care home also saw London lit up in all its festive glory with a drive round Oxford Street, Regent Street and Trafalgar Square to see the famous Norwegian Christmas tree.
Commenting on the festive programme of activities, Jo Head, Regional Director of Older People’s Services, said:
“Our teams have been extremely busy pulling together a cracker of a programme of events and activities to celebrate the season of goodwill. This is an opportunity to bring local communities together and get involved in engaging and nostalgic events that create a warm glow for everyone, which is what this time of year is all about.”