Residents at Care South’s Queensmead care home in Christchurch celebrated St Patrick’s Day in style, dedicating the whole day to Ireland and its traditions.
Kicking the day off with an arts and crafts session to make decorations for the home, residents set to work to make paper bunting in the Irish colours, blew up balloons, and pinned up flags with the Irish shamrock.
The home’s Chef prepared a fantastic feast for the residents, with a starter of leek and potato soup, a main of a hearty traditional Irish stew and colcannon potatoes and topped off with a selection of indulgent Bailey’s cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding.
Residents also welcomed a musician to the home, who sang and danced. The residents particularly enjoyed dancing and singing along to the Irish numbers he performed.
Emma Cotton, Home Manager at Queensmead commented: “It was lovely to be able to celebrate a special day with the residents, especially those who are from Irish backgrounds. I enjoy watching the residents prepare for the day, and their involvement in all areas, especially the food choices. We celebrate special occasions and calendar events frequently at Queensmead, but I still love to watch the resident’s enjoyment from the activities provided, and the way they join in, particularly the musical entertainment.”