Spreading Christmas Magic: Festive Fun At The Orchard Nursing Home

29th December 2023

The month leading up to Christmas was very busy, and there was much fun and good cheer at The Orchard Nursing Home in St Albans. From advent calendars to Santa's visit, The Orchard Nursing Home was spreading the joy of Christmas to our residents.

The month began with a lovely donation of Advent Calendars for each resident from Nuffield Health, St Albans Fitness and Wellbeing. The wellbeing team then decorated the home with four Christmas trees under the supervision of some of our residents.

Throughout December, we organised trips to the garden centre and the pub for a lovely Christmas dinner. Each floor of the home had a Christmas party with an entertainer, buffet, and a drop of sherry! The first floor was entertained by the wonderful singer, Amanda Seal, while the ground floor was serenaded by the lovely singer, Gemma Millard. On the second floor, Malcolm Carthy was playing the keyboard. All the parties were great fun and enjoyed by everyone.

We also had visits from some of the local schools, including Cunningham Hill, Oakwood Primary, and St Albans and St Stephens. They all sang beautifully, entertaining our residents with Christmas songs. It was delightful to see all the children engaging with our residents. Reverend Alex from St Luke's Church held a lovely Christmas carol service with Maggie Dodd and friends from the Anna Chaplaincy. They played music and sang with the residents.

On Christmas Day, Aneeqa, one of our wellbeing team members, dressed up as Father Christmas to deliver all the presents.

The Orchard Nursing Home in Hertfordshire

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