Who says Christmas is just for children? Certainly not us. Christmas is a truly magical time and we like to embrace the season. This year has been different, to keep our residents safe, we have not been able to invite the usual flurry of choirs and schools into our home nor were we able to go out for our annual Christmas lunch…. but that does not mean Christmas was cancelled!
Thanks to Ansons School in Great Haywood we enjoyed a Christmas nativity via Zoom. We got creative making Christmas clothing ready for Christmas jumper day, and we transformed The Hub into a restaurant for our Christmas Dinner on 15th December.
We were advised not to install Christmas decorations inside this year for infection control, which we of course adhered to as whilst this is incredibly sad, health comes first, but this did not stop us from going all out with our outside lights which the residents could enjoy from both the comfort of their rooms and lounges areas as soon as the sunset each day, and when we went for a stroll outside. Beautiful reindeer, and dancing snowman and Santa in his sleigh sat pride of place.
Thanks to the Silver Santa project working with Ansons School once again, we received a wonderful delivery of Christmas gifts meaning we could spoil every single one of our residents on Christmas morning. The day itself was still as joyous as always, with Christmas dinner, crackers complete with party hats and cracker jokes and singing Christmas songs.
We make the most of all special occasions and Christmas 2020 was just as special as always. We know it was incredibly hard for relatives not able to visit and continue to thank you for our patience as we get through Covid safely together.