In celebration of Chinese New Year, HC-One care homes across the UK held parties welcoming the ‘Year of the Tiger’ on Tuesday 1st February 2022 taking part in a series of fun, cultural celebrations.
At Clarendon Hall Care Home in Humberston, Grimsby celebrated Chinese New Year by decorating the home for the special occasion in luxurious colours of red and gold, as well as a variety of décor including Chinese paper lanterns, streamers, origami animals and flowers. Residents got involved in making the decorations for the home through participating in a wide range of activities, all centred around the theme of the ‘Year of the Tiger’ including making decorations and ‘stained glass’ to put proudly on display in the home’s windows.
Colleagues and Residents held a party which involved a selection of delicious Chinese cuisine and beverages to feast on. Residents enjoyed sampling the different dishes, along with a tipple or two, including traditional Chinese tea.
There were also some beautiful colourful fireworks on display, which everyone enjoyed watching whilst discussing some facts about Chinese New Year.
Nicola Walker, Home Manager at Clarendon Hall Care Home, commented:
“It was lovely to see the Residents trying the foods – there was nothing left for the staff to try!”
Residents at Aston House Care Home in Middlesex, marked the ‘Year of the Tiger’, by participating in a range of different activities and tasting a range of different delicious Chinese dishes, including hot and sour vegetable soup, spring rolls and vegetable noodles. Residents commented on how nice the food was, and how nice it was to try new and different dishes.
The highlight of the day and celebrations was when Eden, the Wellbeing Coordinator at the home offered to paint Resident’s faces. The tiger was of course quite a popular choice amongst the Residents, some of whom commented that they wanted to become brave and have courage like a tiger.
Further celebrations took place in the lounge with Residents enjoying music, dancing and singing together. This boosted the mood at the home and Residents expressed how much they enjoyed the day.
Seema Sandeep-Jose, Home Manager at Aston House Care Home, said:
“It was delightful to see our Residents enjoy themselves.”
At Woodlands View Care Home in Stevenage, Residents enjoyed participating in a crafts project to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Residents enjoyed some delicious Chinese cuisine including spring rolls and noodle soup, whilst they worked on some very bright and eye-catching paper crafts.
Residents enjoyed working on the designs, saying they loved the results.
Debra O'Hare, Home Manager at Woodlands View Care Home said:
“It was lovely seeing the Residents celebrate Chinese New Year, their craft session created some wonderful designs.”