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School children and the Snow Queen make Christmas special for Kingsleigh

December 7th 2011

Residents and staff at Care UK’s Kingsleigh home are busy creating a winter wonderland around a Snow Queen theme as they get ready for a Christmas to remember.

On Wednesday 7th December, children from Kingsfield School, Woking, will be visiting the home to sing carols and new Christmas songs, written by the school, to the 67 residents and their relatives.

Pauline Dolan, the home’s activities co-ordinator, said: “The residents love having the children here. They really enjoy joining in with the carols and they love talking to the children.”

On Wednesday 14th December the residents will be visiting the children at their school for a special performance of the Nativity play. Pauline said: “This has become quite a tradition for us and the school. Everyone who comes along has a wonderful time and it sparks lots of memories for our residents of their own childhoods.”

The home provides personalised residential care for older people who are physically frail or those with dementia. Stimulating memories is important in keeping people with dementia active and independent and Pauline and the staff at Kingsleigh have been working with residents to capture their Christmas memories in memory books. Pauline explained:

“Memory books help us to understand more about what residents’ lives have been like before they joined us and it helps us to understand what they enjoy doing.”

The Snow Queen proved to be a popular memory with many of the residents, so Pauline and the team have been helping them to create decorations for the home around the story. She said: “It looks great. We have our Christmas party on Monday 19th December and I’m sure all the relatives and visitors will love the winter wonderland.”

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Woking’s Kingsleigh care home provides award-winning dementia care and support. Our professional, yet compassionate care team are dedicated to providing a supportive and enriched environment for your loved one. Our person-centred approach allows each resident to receive a care plan fully tailored to their unique needs and interests. Awarded the Surrey Care Award for 'Most Innovative Activity Programme Involving Service Users', our range of activities and facilities reflect resident’s interests and include a bar, cafe, beautiful gardens and several resident-designed relaxation spaces.

Kingsleigh
off Kingfield Road
Woking
Surrey
GU22 9EQ (for sat nav use GU22 9DX – road next to Bonham House)

0333 4343 048

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