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HC-One Homes get in the Festive Spirit of Christmas

HC-One’s Residents and Colleagues have been busy getting ready for the Christmas festivities including watching Christmas lights being switched on in the local communities, getting involved in Christmas crafts and card making, Christmas fayres, raffles, choir and church services, and parties.

As part of the home’s ‘knit and natter mornings’, Residents at Hollymere House Care Home in Crewe, have been preparing for Christmas.

Resident, Joan Hankey has been knitting Santas and lots of other goodies for the home’s Christmas Fayre this year. Joan loves knitting and has always used her talent to support local charities.

Joan Hankey, Resident at Hollymere House Care Home said:

“I love to knit and it’s always nice to give something back to the community.”

Home Manager at Hollymere House Care Home, Alison Brown commented:

“We are very grateful to Joan for her kind donations. They are lovely!”

Residents at Roby Lodge Care Home in Huyton, enjoyed going out to see the Christmas lights being switched on in Huyton Village.

Sandra and Pat, who both live at the home enjoyed the festivities, including the mulled wine and met some lookalike celebrities such as the iconic duo ‘Kevin and Perry’.

Lisa Casey, Home Manager at Roby Lodge Care Home remarked:

“I’m really pleased that our Residents enjoyed the opportunity to go out and be involved with the community again.”

Residents at Callands Care Home in Warrington, enjoyed a couple of days getting their pictures taken to make their own Christmas cards to send to their loved ones over the festive period.

Once the photos were printed, they were stuck onto cards and a Christmas verse and personal message was placed inside each of them. Everyone loved getting dressed up for the special occasion and posing for their photo. Residents are excited for their families to receive the cards.

Donna Brown, Home Manager at Callands Care Home stated:

“I loved seeing all the Residents smiling for their photos.”

At Worsley Lodge Care Home in Manchester, Residents enjoyed getting creative and taking part in Christmas arts and crafts.

Residents created Christmas decorations and reminisced about Christmas times as they were all growing up.

It brought back a lot of good memories including discussions about the songs they enjoyed and the presents they received over the years.

Residents helped Colleagues put some of the little Christmas wreaths they had created on the tree.

Anne Bannon, Home manager at Worsley Lodge Care Home said:

“It is great to see Residents getting involved, chatting and reminiscing.”

Residents at Drummohr Care Home in Walleyford, have started their Christmas crafts early this year. In preparation for Christmas, Residents made their own table centre piece decorations. The masterpieces were made with candles, holly and berries all inside a Christmas cracker. Residents enjoyed decorating the home with their creations to create a festive atmosphere in the home.

They also enjoyed the refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits as a treat afterwards for all their hard work.

Gillian Black, Home Manager at Drummohr Care Home added:

“We are delighted to see our Residents crafting, and making the home feel festive.”