December Activities at Cedar Grange Care Centre
Merry Christmas from our Southport care home, Cedar Grange Care Centre, where decking the halls with boughs of holly simply wasn’t enough. Residents decided to pull out all the stops this year and got together to transform the conservatory into Santa’s Grotto! This involved blacking out the windows and decorating them with fairy lights; piling up a stack of logs in the fireplace and then painting a life-sized fire into it; then wrapping giant gift boxes and preparing Santa’s sack of presents. These were placed under our lovely X-mas tree, which we had an absolute ball decorating. By the end of it all our grotto was nothing short of perfect, with only one thing missing… Santa
Father Christmas showed up the next day, when resident Terry dressed up in his Santa Clause finery, complete with a cuddly, white beard. Visiting grandchildren of residents and staff were overjoyed to sit with him in his grotto and tell Santa what they all wanted for X-mas. Terry enjoyed dressing up, and everyone who was involved were so proud of their handiwork and happy to see how excited the children were.
With the decorating done, residents rolled up their sleeves and started singing practice. Determined to make a real effort this Christmas, 14 resident from both our Southport care homes, Cedar Grange and Woodlands Manor, volunteered to go carol singing. They will be performing at the Big Picture Private Day
Nursery and the Salvation Army in Southport. Needless to say our home has been full of song all month, and a merry mood all around.
With a few days to go before X-mas, staff at Cedar Grange decided residents deserved a special treat, what with all the hard work they’ve been putting into carol singing practice. And because no Christmas is complete without pantomime,they arranged a panto evening, where the Northeast Producers paid us a visit with their rendition of Jack and the Bean Stalk. In an effort to make theatre more affordable and accessible for all, the travelling theatre group performs plays to audiences in any space. Residents and staff of Cedar Grange all enjoyed the show and there were quite a few laughs all around.
Meaningful activities are a fundamental part of day-to-day life at Cedars Care Group Homes. They are vital for the wellbeing of seniors, and those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. December is often the busiest time for us, as we find that residents are even more willing to take part in Christmas activities. It’s a great opportunity to keep them stimulated and motivated.
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