We’ve had a very busy couple of weeks here at Princess Christian Care Home, with a lovely range of activities and parties.
Halloween party fun
We hosted a Halloween party for some of our residents’ great grandchildren and staff children. Our residents helped us to set everything up and had just as much fun with all the party games and delicious food as the little ones! One of our lovely residents Pat even joined in musical statues! The kids all looked amazing dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Our ladies and gents had great fun in the week, carving pumpkins and dressing up for Halloween photos.
We now have a new Therapy Dog called Skye who visits us once a week. We also see a beautiful flat-haired retriever called Milton, who belongs to John one of our residents and his lovely wife Pam. We look forward to our visits from the dogs each week – they are both very popular with our residents and bring so much joy into our Home, whilst enjoying lots of cuddles and fuss!
We have had our wonderful singer Najwa visit us to sing, as well as entertainment from Roger. Bob came from our local church to lead a service for us and we also took some of our ladies and gents to the beautiful cathedral in Guildford for a ‘coffee concert‘. They all enjoyed a fabulous time.
Jai’s birthday celebrations
We also held an 8th birthday party at our Home for a local boy called Jai. He misses his grandparents so asked if he could celebrate here along with our residents. Our ladies and gents had a super time joining in the birthday celebrations, along with some of his friends and family. The birthday cake was amazing – our chefs worked very hard to make Jai a chess board cake as he is a very talented chess player. It was big enough for all residents to try a piece, which went down very well!
This week we have our first ‘Gentlemen’s club‘ afternoon planned, with beer and bar snacks and the chance to watch a replay of England winning the World Cup in 1966!
We have also got our penpal system up and running between our residents and some local school children and we have the lovely teenagers from a local secondary school visiting us each Wednesday. Firm friendships have already been made, which is so wonderful to see.
We have started making Christmas crafts and our residents have been busy making cards to sell for charity – we certainly have some talented residents at Princess Christian.
We’ve also found time to enjoy a range of other creative pastimes, including flower arranging and cake decorating, which were thoroughly enjoyed. One of our gentlemen took some time to relax and enjoy painting in our conservatory and as a group we had great fun playing a giant card game together.