Whittington House Care Home Celebrates the Summer Solstice

22nd June 2023

While the Great British summer may have been a little on the shorter side this year, that hasn’t stopped the residents of Whittington House from having their fun! On Thursday 22nd June, residents of our Cheltenham care home were treated to an exciting display of Morris dancing. This was courtesy of one of the UK's esteemed all-female Morris dancing troupes and formed part of the home’s summer solstice celebrations.

Summer Celebrations At Whittington House

The sun was beaming down upon Whittington House as our residents gathered in anticipation. The Cheltenham care home’s gardens were to be the stage and, as ever, they didn’t disappoint. With a pleasant covering of dappled shade, the Morris dancers put on a lively and well-choreographed display that was much appreciated by everyone in attendance.

No strangers to celebrations, the event also included a delightful cream tea prepared by Whittington House Care Home’s skilled chefs. There were also some lovely wine coolers that were made by our very own healthcare assistant, Kelly, to help quench everyone’s thirst. The occasion was not only an opportunity for the residents and staff to bask in the glorious weather, but also a chance for everyone to sing and dance.

Thoughts And Appreciations

Angelika Ziomek, the Home Manager of our care home in Gloucestershire, expressed her enthusiasm for the event: "What a special day we had at Whittington House on Saturday. Residents at Whittington House were very excited at the prospect of the Morris dancers joining us for an afternoon, and they weren’t disappointed!"

John, a resident, also shared his appreciation: "The performance was amazing, and we were treated to some lovely food. The weather made it all the more enjoyable."

John’s comments were echoed by Jake Lines, the Customer Relationship Manager, who remarked: "It was great to have welcomed England’s Glory into the home and their performance was like something I have never seen before. It was great for our residents to be able to experience something totally different to what our normal activities are."

Our Cheltenham Nursing & Dementia Care Home

Whittington House is our leading nursing home in the Cheltenham area of Gloucestershire, offering peaceful tranquillity within the surroundings of our gardens. As well as organising special celebrations like this one, we also hold regular activities such as arts and crafts and day trips to Croft Farm Water Park. Please get in touch if you’d like to arrange a visit to our facilities. Our team will be happy to chat, show you around, and discuss what sort of care you may be looking for.

For more information about our care home in Cheltenham, please visit Whittington House’s Care Home’s page. Here you can learn what a typical day-to-day life as a resident looks like, as well as explore some of the care home’s fantastic facilities and services. You can also find information on our other care homes, as well as similar articles and celebrations, by exploring our site.

Morris dancing performance at Whittington House Care Home.
Morris dancers performing in Whittington House Care Home’s gardens.

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