Christmas is most people’s favourite time of year. Everything just seems better at Christmas. The season is a great opportunity to bring families and friends together, enjoy more food than one normally would, indulge in the odd party and get involved in the local community.
We love welcoming Christmas into the Peverel Court Care grounds. Our atmosphere, already cheery and peaceful, becomes even more enjoyable as our staff go out of their way to encourage the good tidings.
So far this Christmas we’ve had a musical visit from the wonderful Launton Handbell Ringers, as well as children from Stone School, who came to sing us Christmas carols.
We’re heading out and about, too. On the 16th of December some of our residents are visiting Aylesbury town to see the Christmas lights and do some shopping. Others have already visited the Methodist Chapel in Stone for their Christmas party.
Christmas is also a time for doing as much as you can for others. We’ve already made soup for the community on one occasion this December, and we’ll be doing the same again before Christmas. So far this has raised £216. Last week we held a Christmas shop and raised £225.50 for the Alzheimer’s Society by selling arts and crafts made by our residents whilst we listened to festive music. We’ve also donated some of these items to the Florence Nightingale Hospice so that they can sell them and raise money through their arts and crafts fairs.
There’s only just over a week to go, but we still have lots to look forward to, including a Christmas party on the 19th of December.
Our staff will work tirelessly between now and Christmas, often postponing their own personal preparations to make sure everything is perfectly festive for our residents. On Christmas day some of those we give care and support to will be joined by their relatives, who’ll be having their Christmas dinner with us at the home. This dinner will be specially provided and prepared by the staff of Bartlett’s Residential Care Home. In the afternoon, some of our residents will leave the grounds and spend a few hours with their families. Other relatives have told us they’re coming to visit us at our premises on Christmas morning instead.
It’s always a busy time, but it’s always the best time. Our staff go out of their way to make sure that every one of our residents has a jolly festive period, full of all the delights you’d expect to find in any home at this time of year. We’d like to extend a special thank you to our staff, who’ll be working to take care of our residents all across the Christmas period, and to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas from all of us at Peverel Court Care.