Christmas at Hartford Care
Although this year has been an extremely challenging one, Christmas is always a magical and fun time for all of us in the Hartford Care family.
The residents and teams at our 16 care homes have all been getting in the Christmas spirit, enjoying a variety of daily activities to keep everyone happy and full of festive cheer.
December is Hartford Care’s Christmas Creativity Month. Everybody is having fun, making beautiful decorations, cards, wreaths, and table settings to fill our homes with colour and joy.
Malden House in Sidmouth, Springfield Nursing Home in Shanklin and West Cliff Hall in Hythe have made some gorgeous wreaths, while The Elms in Bembridge and Bethel House in Barton on Sea have created some spectacular Christmas cards.
The Christmas tree decorations at Woodlands House in the New Forest are photographs of residents’ loved ones. At Stokeleigh in Bristol and Boulters Lock in Maidenhead, there are some stunning table decorations to brighten up their dining rooms.
Residents at Hartford Court in Portsmouth have made some lovely Christmas fairy cakes, and at Highfield Nursing Home in Ryde, Isle of Wight, they have put up a Christmas Memory Tree to remember their loved ones no longer with us.
On top of all these wonderful activities, Hartford Care’s head office set the care homes two very special Christmas challenges – one to create a unique Christmas tree, the other to make a sensational Christmas cake. They all rose to the challenge with Newland House in Witney winning both these fiercely contested competitions.