On Saturday, 1st December we started our Christmas Extravaganza with a well loved Bazaar.
Many stalls offered lovely Christmas gifts, there was a tombola with great prizes and there were Christmas Cakes and cupcakes on sale.
The ‘piece de la resistance’ was our Chef Sam’s ‘guess the weight of the cake’ creation – Which was an open book with a little Christmas story – completely edible!
Congratulations to the lucky winner Stuart Langton!
It was a lovely afternoon for residents and visitors alike.
Inspired by some work from the “Ageing and Dementia Research Centre” (Bournemouth University), a few of our Residents enjoyed taking part in a Graffiti Arts Project which produced some very good results.
Two Students from our “Intergenerational Programme” helped where needed.
First the pictures were shown in our Cafe, but have now been borrowed by the Dementia Research Centre for an exhibition in Brighton.
We finished our first Advent week with Christmas songs and carols performed by the “Lymington Town Band”.
The wonderful (and quite loud) sound of 10 brass instruments made the audience sit a little further back.
In the break time audience and musicians tucked into lovely cupcakes and had a hot cup of tea.
The Residents and their Families had a great afternoon, whistling and humming the carols to the late evening.
On Friday afternoon all the Birchy Hill’s Residents were very excited to hear the acapella singing of a lovely group – “The Friendship Singers”.
They engaged everyone and our Residents used percussion instruments and were singing to the Christmas songs and carols.
Everybody joined in to ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and believe me, we’ve done real
The singer Mike Sidaway started our musical Christmas journey on Thursday 6th December 2018.
The stars were already shining, and our Residents enjoyed a late afternoon show.
They loved the entertainment and they all joined in when well known Christmas songs sounded through the home.