With the 89th annual Oscars ceremony having taken place on February 26, a Nottingham care home has decided to host its own awards night to celebrate its residents and carers.
Nottingham-based Hazelgrove Care Home, part of the Milford Care Group, awarded over twenty medals and certificates to its winning nominees on February 22.
The 14 award categories, which included social butterfly, ultimate can-do attitude, best dressed and biggest diva, each had a team member and a family nominee.
The winners were selected after voting slips were distributed throughout the home and the results tallied.
Jenna Roy, Activities Co-ordinator at Hazelgrove Care Home, said:
“We refer to the residents as family members as we try to be a bit family. We spend every day with them and this is their Home.
“We decided to elect a team member and family member nominee for each award to get everyone involved, from the kitchen staff to the carers and residents. Everybody plays an important role and we wanted everyone to feel recognised.”
Celebrations began with an accordion player providing musical entertainment whilst the residents enjoyed lunch and tea together before the ceremony commenced, where the winners were announced one-by-one and applauded.
A hat stand was also set up, with various dress hats available for the residents to choose from so they could look the part for the Oscarsthemed celebrations.
Pauline Dixon, 82, has been a resident at the Hazelgrove Care Home for seven months and won the most kind, caring and dignified individual award. She said: “I was so happy to win. I think it’s a very good idea as it lifts your spirits and makes you feel really appreciated.”
The Oscars event is the latest in a series of themed occasions planned for the home, including Mothers Day afternoon tea, an Easter fair and entertainment nights.
Lorraine Poundall, Care Home Manager, said: “Jenna is newly appointed in the Activities Coordinator role has shown great enthusiasm and potential as she always takes an innovative approach.
“When Jenna came to me to share her idea about the Hazelgrove Oscars I felt that it was a good opportunity to bring everybody together and a lovely way to give recognition to our residents and staff.”