Christmas preparations and celebrations started early at the Manor House this year. With lots to do before our annual Christmas Market, residents and staff began making decorations in November.
We had lots of fun on Christmas Jumper Day, with residents and staff dancing to Christmas music. The staff made a great effort to celebrate this fun day with many unique and brilliant jumpers.
Our Christmas Market was a huge success, with many relatives and people from the wider community attending. The support from local businesses and our lovely families, with lots of tombola, raffle donations, and special treats, was greatly appreciated. Seeing so many new and familiar faces was lovely, helping make the day extra special.
Jayne, Director of Nursing and registered Manager at the Manor House, says, “We are so lucky at the Manor House to receive so much support from our lovely families and local businesses, helping make our events a great success. The Stafford community spirit is amazing, and we are truly grateful for that.”
Everyone had a great time at the residents’ party. The fabulous Becca Gee came along to perform and help get the party started. Both residents and staff loved listening to festive classics, bringing back many nostalgic memories of Christmas.
Santa’s little helpers visited on the 24th, delivering gifts to residents and staff. What a lovely surprise this was, helping spread Christmas cheer throughout the care home.
Our traditional Christmas Day lunch saw many of our resident’s loved ones joining the festivities. As always, the food was just delicious; we are very lucky to have such a talented kitchen team and appreciate all the hard work that goes into making Christmas so nice for everyone at the Manor House.
The annual Boxing Day disco at the Manor House got us all up on the dance floor, helping finish off the festivities in style!
Jayne added, “it’s been a brilliant Christmas this year, our team go above and beyond to ensure we have lots of activities to join in with and truly bring the feeling of togetherness and joy to the home throughout the festive season.”