Over 1000 residents with residential, nursing, dementia and young physically-disabled care needs will be encouraged to enter their company-wide competition called Lucky Star.
Lucky Star, which is now in its second year, is a festive competition that runs throughout December until January 6th and encourages residents to make a wish, no matter how big or small and hang it on the Christmas tree within the home.
Each resident will have assistance to make a wish from the home’s nominated fairy godmother, who will dress up and positively engage with the residents throughout the Christmas period.
In the New Year, Hallmark Care Homes Managing Director, Avnish Goyal will review all of the wishes that have been made and will make at least two wishes from each of their 15 homes come true.
Managing Director of Hallmark Care Homes, Avnish Goyal said: “All of our residents get Christmas presents from Hallmark on Christmas day, but by getting to know what they would really like to do or have, gives us an opportunity to truly enhance their happiness and make a difference.
“We decided to launch this competition, because we wanted to give our residents an opportunity to have something or to do something they thought they’d never get a chance to do again. It could be anything from seeing their favourite show in the West End, to visiting their place of birth, or a long lost relative. It’s also a great reminiscence activity, particularly for our residents living with dementia.”
Wishes that were granted from last year’s competition include; reuniting a resident with his teenage sweetheart after 20 years apart and taking a resident to celebrate her 95th birthday at the Ritz.
The 2016 Lucky Star winners will be announced in the New Year.