Dec 04, 2023
Snow is falling, children are playing – and a Cringleford care home is opening its doors to help combat loneliness in the community this festive season.
On Wednesdays 6th and 20th December, from 1pm-3pm, Care UK’s Cavell Court, on Dragonfly Lane, is helping older members of the community to get into the festive spirit by joining residents and team members for a festive roast.
Studies have shown that almost 1.5 million older people feel lonelier at Christmas than any other time of year*. To help tackle loneliness, Care UK has launched its Care to Share initiative, designed to support older people through the festive season.
More than 100 Care UK homes nationwide will be taking part to give older members of the community a safe and sociable space where they can enjoy some festive fun and good company – whether it’s singing along to Christmas carols or watching a Christmas movie with a mince pie.
At Cavell Court, the team have been hard at work spreading Christmas cheer by adorning the home with festive decoration and warming up the ovens. Chefs will be busy preparing a mouth-watering roast, complete with all the trimmings, to be enjoyed to the tune of some beloved Christmas carols.
Karen Curle, Home Manager at Cavell Court, added: “We’re delighted to be pulling some extra seats up to the table as we invite older members of the community to join residents for a Christmas roast.
“Here at Cavell Court, we firmly believe everyone should have someone to pull their cracker with at Christmas, which is why we’re opening our doors to those who might be feeling lonely or missing that special someone. Guests will be able to enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner specially prepared by our talented catering team, as well as enjoy a glass of mulled wine and traditional Christmas games with residents.
“We encourage anyone interested in joining us to sign up quickly, as places are limited – we’re looking forward to spending this special day with some new and familiar friends!”
To find out more about Care UK’s Care to Share initiative, please visit: careuk.com/caretoshare
Cavell Court is a modern care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hairdressers, and there is plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.
140 Dragonfly Lane, Cringleford, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7SW
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