This Easter, residents celebrated in style: getting creative with Easter bonnets, enjoying chocolate tea parties, baking hot cross buns, hosting Easter egg hunts with local schoolchildren and watching chicks and ducklings hatch.
Lambs have been flocking to many Care UK homes across the country.
Brook Court residents were thrilled when tiny newborn lambs paid them a visit and everyone got to have a cuddle. It’s certain to be a hot topic of conversation for some time yet.
Residents at Scarlet House in Stroud celebrated Easter when home manager Kate brought in her own lambs and her son Taylor gave out Easter Eggs.
Animals of a smaller and fluffier kind have been delighting residents at Stanecroft in Dorking. Residents recently took delivery of eggs in an incubator, and the first chick appeared in late March. As each fluffy chick has broken out of its shell, it’s been met by enthusiastic and happy residents, who are looking forward to caring for them.
At Highmarket House in Banbury, residents have been watching ducklings hatch and were excited to see the babies enjoy their first swim. You can watch this on a video on their Facebook page. The new ducklings have been such a success that residents who don’t normally like to leave their suite have been popping into the hobby room to see them. In fact, two residents have now become close friends since spending time together watching the ducklings.
Easter themed masterpieces
At Priors House in Leamington Spa, residents spent the lead up to Easter making beautiful garlands with colourful eggs, bunny faces and raffia. Craft sessions are a great opportunity to chat and reminisce, and residents took the opportunity to talk about Easters past.
At Perry Manor in Worcester, residents have been creating some gorgeous Easter crosses during their flower arranging sessions, and these are being displayed in the home’s garden.
At Tor-Na-Dee in Aberdeen, residents have been decorating large paper Easter eggs with their own bespoke designs for display around the home.
Contributing to the community
Easter raffles have been popular in our homes this year. Cleves Place in Haverhill has been showcasing a range of hampers for people to win.
At Sandfields in Cheltenham, residents, visitors and relatives have donated a huge range of items for the winning hamper for their Easter raffle. Residents take pride in supporting local good causes, so half of the items have gone to the local food bank to help families in need this Easter.
Scarlet House, Stroud, has done a raffle with a difference: instead of buying a raffle ticket they asked residents, families, friends and colleagues to donate an Easter egg, in return for a ticket to enter the draw. All the eggs were then donated to Stroud Food bank and Stroud Kids Stuff, a children’s charity.