The Magna Care Centre celebrates Year of the Rooster and Chinese New Year

Residents and the team at The Magna Care Centre in Wimborne, Dorset celebrated the Chinese New Year in true style this year with a fantastic Chinese themed day.

Both residents and team were busy in the lead up to the event to celebrate the main Chinese festival of the year. This year it is the Year of the Rooster which began on 28 January 2017 and is year 4715 on the Chinese calendar.

We had such a great day talking about various Chinese New Year traditions and looking at genuine Chinese decorations. Our residents learnt lots of interesting facts, such as the Chinese use the Lunar calendar for their festivals and the date of Chinese New Year changes from year to year. The date corresponds to the new moon (black moon) in either late January or February. Traditionally celebrations last for fifteen days, ending on the date of the full moon and in China is the biggest celebration of the year.

Prior to this event, our residents made a giant rooster which we all really enjoyed creating and was an amazing centre piece for our event. As you can see, it looked stunning and our residents were very pleased with the end result and proud of their efforts.

As a fitting end to our day, our activities team; Becky, Claire and Cheryl hosted a fabulous Chinese meal in our restaurant cooked by our evening chef Joe. He pulled out all the stops as usual to make sure that everyone enjoyed the delicious meal and they did.

Home Manager, Teresa Freeman said

“We were all really looking forward to celebrating the Chinese New Year here at The Magna Care Centre and our residents and team worked really hard preparing for it and creating and decorating the Rooster image. We all had so much fun as well on the day learning lots of new facts and of course enjoying our meal.”

From all the residents and team at The Magna Care Centre we would like to wish you all…

Happy New Year

Wan Shi Ru Yi: everything follows your will

Ji Xiang Ru Yi: harmony and everything follows your will

Sui Sui Ping An: harmony and safety year around

Gong Xi Fa Cai: congratulations and prosperity.

If you would like to find out more about life at The Magna Care Centre in Wimbourne, Dorset, our activities and events, please contact us on 0808 223 5541 or email



Magna Care Centre

Home Manager

Teresa Freeman


Arrowsmith Road,
Canford Magna,
BH21 3BQ

0808 223 5541
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