The Christmas decorations are taken down, packed up and stored. It’s bleak outside, and with Covid-19 still raging amongst the community we all need to find ways to keep ourselves cheerful and make this period of waiting productive in some ways.
Is your care home planning a Christmas party this year? With restrictions still necessary due to COVID-19, many may be put off by worrying about keeping everyone safe. But with a few careful tweaks, everyone can still have an enjoyable time celebrating. Our useful tips can make all the difference and can hopefully save a few headaches on the day.
Many care home residents will normally have been looking forward to Christmas festivities and entertainment organized by the staff. Some homes may manage to host a festive party with staff and residents keeping their distance or, at the very least, those helping out will be wearing layers of PPE to protect themselves and those around them.
This Saturday (14th November) begins a five-day festival in which many people of Indian Hindu culture celebrate a beautiful religious event. They decorate their houses with colourful lights, flowers and candles and share sweets, dried fruits and gifts with friends and family.
November sees many of us turning our thoughts to remembering those who fought and died for us during the war. There is much interest about the lives and backgrounds of individual soldiers, sometimes even recreated in a play or TV special.