The homes hosted a range of exciting autumnal activities including harvest displays, bake sales, live entertainment, church services and even a visit from the local donkey sanctuary.
Local schools also got involved with the children working with residents to create scarecrows, decorate cakes and hold a royal cup design competition.
A key part of the day in all of the homes was the distribution of harvest collections to local food banks and community groups.
Jane Selkirk, Meridian Healthcare’s care relationship manager, commented: “The residents in all of our homes thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the harvest festival with the community. We would like to thank everyone for taking part and for their kind donations to the community.”
MP Chris Matheson, guest at Chester’s Lauren Court care home, added: “I had a lovely time at Lauren Court. There was a great atmosphere and I was made to feel very welcome. I probably ate one cake too many though.”
Five homes took part in the harvest celebrations including Augustus Court, Acacia Court, Lauren Court, The Denby and The Millbrook. Run by award-winning Meridian Healthcare, the homes provide residential care and support to elderly ladies and gentleman.