December at Woodlands Manor Care Home
‘Tis the season to be jolly and that’s how its been all December here at our Southport care home, Woodlands Manor. This year our residents have been super keen to make it an X-mas to remember. So keen, they started working on their decorations in late November!
With still a whole month to go before Christmas, our residents gathered logs and holly from the Woodlands Manor garden and spent the afternoon making yuletide logs. They used snow spray and glitter and conifers and holly, and at the end we had some wonderful, X-mas candle-holders with which to decorate all the communal areas .
The finished products speak for themselves and added such a cosy, Christmas ambience to our home…
Next came the Christmas tree. This year we have not one but TWO Christmas trees at Woodlands Manor: A traditional green one and a fancy white one. Come early-December, residents enjoyed a day of sipping at sherry and singing Christmas songs as they decorated the trees (and themselves) with tinsels and shiny Christmas balls galore.
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, Woodlands Manor and Cedar Grange, 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 Woodlands Manor decided residents deserved a special afternoon treat as a break from all the singing practice they’ve been busy with. They put out a cheese and wine spread for lunch, and residents indulged ‘tasting’ different varieties of cheese and crackers with a bodacious bottle of red. They enjoyed it so much, resident Dixie even asked for more wine!
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.
Looking for a care home in Southport? Find out more about Woodlands Manor Care Home, based in Merseyside, and how you can arrange a visit for tea or lunch!