Edgbaston care home up in lights for Diwali Festival


gracewellGracewell of Edgbaston celebrated the Diwali Festival of Light as residents, staff, and visitors gathered for an afternoon of exciting activities.


Dressing for the occasion, Senior Carer Charlie Kaur, Hostess Heather Teese, and Head of Housekeeping Satnam Kaur wore fabulous Asian-inspired outfits. They organised an afternoon of music, dancing, and sweet treats to the delight of all who took part.


The menu for the day came courtesy of Head Chef Carl Cooper and his skilled team, who served up a delicious banquet of treats. A variety of curries, samosas, and onion bhajis were on offer, which residents enjoyed sampling throughout the afternoon.


There were activities in store for all, from decorating candle holders to making Diwali cards and mehndi painting, facilitated by Activities Co-Ordinator Deborah Living. 


Jo Fleet, a resident at the care home, attended the celebration in a striking black and gold costume, and her daughter watched as Jo had a henna pattern painted on her hand.


Marjorie Williams, also a resident at, painted and decorated her own candle holder and Diwali card, which she then took away with her as a memento of the day.


Judy Cutt, Home Admissions Advisor, said:


“We were delighted to put on such a fantastic celebration for Diwali, the ‘Festival of Light’, at Gracewell of Edgbaston.


“The afternoon was a great success and a brilliant opportunity for residents, relatives, and staff to come together for a cultural celebration and to enjoy music, dancing and great food.”  


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