Residents from Grovelands care home were delighted to take a trip out to their Christmas party. Following the success of last year’s event, staff at the Yeovil care home decided to take the celebrations out of their home, which helped to make the event more special for the residents.
On the morning of the Christmas party, residents at Grovelands were busy pampering themselves to make sure they looked their best for the special occasion. Whilst some of the staff went over to prepare West Coker village hall, hanging up homemade decorations in their theme of silver, white, baby pink and baby blue. On this occasion, the residents weren’t the only people preparing their outfits, with Manager, Ross surprising everyone at the party with his snowman attire.
Residents and staff were joined by South Somerset Community Choir who, led by Choir Director, Jonathan Delbridge, kicked off the celebrations with carol singing. Everyone joined in singing along to their favourites, including; ‘Silent Night’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘The First Noel’ and ‘While Shepherds Watched’.
After the singing it was time for food. Residents were treated to afternoon tea with a selection of fingers sandwiches and cakes, served on vintage crockery.
Speaking on the occasion, Manager, Ross Isbell said: “We’ve had an amazing time celebrating Christmas at our annual party. Taking the celebrations out of our home means that we take everyone out for the day, and this really means a lot to our residents. I would like to thank my team for their hard work in organising this year and South Somerset Community Choir who sang beautifully and gave up their time to perform to us.”