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An egg-stra exciting day at Highmarket House

April 29th 2019


Residents at Highmarket House enjoyed a cracking Easter with a visit from youngsters and the exciting arrival of five ducklings. 

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Highmarket House welcomed children for a day of Easter crafts, an egg hunt around the home, and the arrival of fluffy ducklings.

The children dressed up as Easter bunnies and delivered chocolate eggs to residents around the home, and residents and children alike were delighted to handlethe ducklings and watching excitedly as they took their first ever swim in one of the home’s bathtubs.

Home manager at Highmarket House, Francine Summers, said: “Everyone had a spring in their step after the children arrived and the eggs hatched here at Highmarket House. Having ducklings in the care home created a lot of excitement among the children, residents and Care UK team. 

“It was a really special day and we loved hosting the children. Intergenerational relations encourage enhanced social interaction and self-confidence, which is therapeutic and engaging for both residents and children. You could see from the residents’ and children’s reactions just how engaged they were when given the opportunity to look after the eggs and get close to such lovely ducklings once they hatched. We are now looking forward to watching them grow and develop at the home, and to welcoming the children back for future visits.”


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Highmarket House is a modern and welcoming home, with its own coffee shop, hair salon and cinema. Beautifully furnished lounges around the care home offers cosy spaces where residents can relax, or join in with the many activities taking place.

Highmarket House
(Behind the Cromwell Hotel)
North Bar Place
OX16 0TD

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