Home of Compassion see green this week

Home of Compassion nursing home in Thames Ditton was awash with the colour green on Friday 17th March with the Irish theme in full swing to celebrate Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”.

The Bistro was decorated with lucky shamrocks, balloons and every resident donned a hat.  The event, was a fun filled experience attended by residents and members of their family.

There was an “everything Irish quiz” where residents were tested on their knowledge; including how many calories there are in a pint of Guinness – wait for it….. only 198! Sláinte. In a single day around the world, more than 10 million glasses of Guinness are drunk.

Residents and the care team had a chance to learn unusual facts, for instance that Patrick changed his name when he became a bishop and even though he is widely thought of as Irish, no one actually knows his birthplace, though it was either in England, Wales or Scotland. In his teens Patrick was captured by pirates and taken to Ireland, managing to escape and later becoming a Christian priest before returning to Ireland as a missionary where he then spent years establishing schools, churches, and monasteries across the country.

The residents thoroughly enjoyed the quiz, activities such as this are not only fun but also a great way to help our residents hold onto the little grey brain cells. They engage the residents and provide them with something to talk about, often helping them reminisce about something they have done in the past. The discussions help them get to know each other a little better and build important friendships.

After the quiz Harry commented that he had thoroughly enjoyed himself and loved learning about the ‘Emerald Isle’.

We look forward to our next quiz day!

Home of Compassion provides residential, nursing and dementia care in a luxurious care home, set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Thames Ditton. The impressive Grade II* mansion has been recently restored and extended to create an extremely comfortable, modern care home which sets new standards for care for up to 70 elderly people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Home of Compassion and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5406 or enquiries@CaringHomes.org