Christmas with Seacroft Grange
At Seacroft Grange, residents were provided with a variety of opportunities over the Christmas period, from the weekly activities timetable, regular reflexology and hairdressing appointments, an array of exciting entertainers (Ukulele Henry, Cats Pyjama’s, Dave & Steve, Bluebirds etc..) to more festive fun such as parties, arts and crafts, fancy dress, presents and Christmas films!
Arts & Crafts
Over the Christmas period, Seacroft Grange residents have taken part in lots of activities, Arts and Crafts been one of them. Our residents painted window decorations whilst enjoying chocolate lollies – the window decorations looked great.
The run up to Christmas day was getting nearer, residents enjoyed Secret Bingo in the Bistro along with coffee, tea and of course cake! Our residents really enjoyed playing and enjoyed picking a prize not knowing what was inside – all part of the fun. We had lots of laughs, whilst residents were at times just waiting for that one number.
Step Back in Time
This was our last Step Back in Time of 2022, Victorian Christmas. Local ‘Bluebirds’ visited to entertain our residents whilst the wellbeing team dressed up for the occasion. Residents sang and danced the morning away, everyone had a fantastic time.
As Christmas day drew ever nearer and the buzz around Seacroft Grange was fantastic, residents had an afternoon of reflection on the year we had. Our residents chatted about lots of different things, mainly their families and how Christmas feels even more important at this time of year. Our residents made Christmas wishes which we displayed on our tree. We all enjoyed a treat from the sweet cart.
Residents had so much fun participating in our intergenerational project with Beechwood Primary school and we’re delighted to be continuing this in 2023. Before the students broke up for their Christmas holidays, they sent our residents lots of lovely handmade gifts and cards along with two of their homemade Christmas cakes. Our residents have been replying to the students and enjoying the Christmas cake, the residents said it was delicious. We will deliver our replies when the children return to school after their Christmas holidays.
Group CEO and Founder, Graeme Lee said “It was great to see local schools and brownie groups getting on board with Christmas cards, messages and even carol singing! Intergenerational care is at the heart of Springfield, and Christmas time provides a great opportunity to bring generations together. You’re never too old to enjoy Christmas and seeing the excitement and joy on children’s faces really does make it a magical time of year.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Our teams’ acts of kindness and compassion extend throughout the year, and they never cease to amaze me with their unselfishness, empathy, consideration, and warmth for those within the Springfield family and within the local communities.”