Staff and residents across Borough Care’s 11 homes in Stockport have been getting in the Christmas spirit this year, despite lockdown restrictions preventing them from their usual festivities.
From a Christmas quiz, to festive crafts and decorating Christmas cards, there has been a lot happening to keep everyone busy.
Borough Care has set up virtual performances for residents to enjoy together from each of the homes, including virtual Christmas carols and a virtual performance of A Christmas Carol, the pantomime.
Within the homes themselves, staff and residents have been enjoying their own Christmas parties and festive film evenings, meaning there is something for everyone.
Silverdale went above and beyond, setting up their very own Christmas market at the home, with warm apple cider, hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, hotdogs and all the trimmings. Residents even had items to purchase with chocolate coins, like sweet-filled crackers and hot chocolate cones.
The fun doesn’t stop now, as residents will be treated to a fantastic menu on Christmas day curated by Catering & Hospitality Manager Mark Dale, starting the day with continental breakfast, followed by a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, mince pies in the afternoon and a festive buffet to round things off!
Dr Mark Ward, CEO at Borough Care, said:
“This year has brought about so many restrictions, not just for those who aren’t able to see their loved ones, but for those residents who get so much from regular trips or even just a simple stroll down the high street. These small activities make a huge difference, so finding alternative ways of keeping our residents busy has been vital, especially during this time of year.
“I’m incredibly proud of all of our staff who continue to go above and beyond for our residents, each and every day, coming up with new, fun activities for everyone to enjoy and ensuring we can all make the best of this difficult time.”