Galsworthy celebrate Chinese New Year

Residents and the care team at Galsworthy House in Kingston upon Thames celebrated leaving behind the year of pig and welcomed the year of the rat. 

The Chinese calendar operates a twelve year rotation and the year of the rat is the first of this twelve.  Apparently, the last day of the Chinese New Year you are meant to sweep out all the bad luck from your house, so the vacuum cleaners of the East must go into overdrive.  On the up side, the actual day of the New Year all sweeping and cleaning is frowned upon as you may remove the good luck that the new year has brought to your home. 

To help us understand and appreciate this notable date, Nancy, a Chinese dancer and educationalist enveloped us in a Chinese culture session.

Our residents enjoyed a culinary menu especially designed by our chef for the day – we aimed at restaurant favourites such as Sweetcorn and Lemongrass Soup with Chicken Chow Mein to follow.  

Nancy talked about her native customs, clothing and the festive food that they eat for auspicious occasions.  We were then treated to a flowing and precise dance in traditional costume.

At Galsworthy House care home in Kingston upon Thames we provide the highest standards of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 72 elderly residents. You can find us in our prime position on Kingston Hill, where our home enjoys wonderful views over Richmond Park, the largest Royal Park in London.

If you would like to find out more about life at Galsworthy House, our events and activities, or would like to arrange a visit to our home, please contact us on 0808 223 5506 or email manager.galsworthy@caringhomes.org.

Galsworthy House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Zoe Smith

Address

177 Kingston Hill,
Kingston Upon Thames,
Surrey,
KT2 7LX

Contact
0808 223 5506
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely