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Easter performance by local schoolchildren

As many of you know, Vicarage Court Care home has many partnerships with local schools and colleges. On 26th March 2015, local schoolchildren performed for the residents at the care home as part of the Easter festivities.

The performance was enjoyed by the residents and the children had an opportunity to interact with residents. Below is a short video of the performance.

 

 

St Wilfreds Christmas Events

A number of residents and staff enjoyed the Christmas events hosted at St Wilfreds School.

Below are some pictures. Lilian & Mabel were prize winners on the day!DSCF4199 DSCF4198 DSCF4197 DSCF4193 DSCF4194 DSCF4190 DSCF4189 DSCF4188

Christmas Carol Service at Vicarage Court Care Home

The care home will be hosting its Annual Christmas Carol Service in conjunction with North Featherstone Junior and Infant School.

This year it will be at 10.45 am on Friday 14th December.

It is a fun occasion which the residents and the kids all enjoy. Below are some videos from last year.

Upcoming Christmas events

We have a number of events that are coming up to do with Christmas  as well as the large Christmas party on the 18th December from 1-3pm.

The other events include a number of residents visiting St Wilfreds School to interact with the children there. This is an important event, unfortunately many youth do not have access to grandparents and have connection and ultimately respect for “the greatest generation”.

It is a good opportunity for them to engage each other and bridge the gap.

Then we also have the annual Carol service from the Junior School and infant School. More details will be released soon.

 

Bridging the Generation Gap

As part of the festive season,  The Old Vicarage Residential Home in North Featherstone has been doing a series of events. These have been in partnership with local charities and schools.   

On 8th December, children from North Featherstone Junior School, and volunteers from the All Saints Church came to the care home and spent a wonderful day with the residents. The highlight of the day was when they sang Christmas Carols together. The children had put a lot of effort into preparing for the day.  

 Mr J Singh, owner of The Old Vicarage Care home stated, “We need to bear in mind that the average age of residents in the carehome is 85 years old, and these children are 8 & 9 years old. It is important to bridge the generation gap. The children invigorate the residents, providing stimulation and enjoyment. Equally the children can interact with the elderly and learn from their life experiences. It was an excellent day, which everyone enjoyed.”  

Children from Junior School

 

Two days later, residents from The Old Vicarage care home attended an event at St Wilfred School. They were treated to music and interacted with the teachers and children. Jean Chilton, the manager at the Old Vicarage care home stated, “we have a good relationship with St Wilfreds School. It is a good experience for the teenagers at the school to interact with our residents, and the teachers are very kind and helpful. Our residents get a chance to share and enjoy their experiences.”  

More events are happening at the Old Vicarage Care Home during the festive season, including Christmas parties, visits by Santa and a Wii Olympics competition for residents. The home always aims to provide a stimulating environment for the residents. Age should be no barrier to fun!

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