A few days ago we had our annual Christmas party and yet again it was a great success. They start it off with a group Christmas dinner where they all sit down to food , crackers and music. Then later we have a party to which family and friends are invited.
We have Gary Grace, a swing singer who you may have seen on tv shows such as Don't Tell the Bride or Cruising With The Stars. He performs all the old classics plus a couple of Christmas numbers for the occasion. It doesn't take long for the residents to get up and start dancing, either with their family, fellow residents or staff. Even the not so steady among them can be helped up for a little dance.
We like to make their experience in the home as much like their own home and traditions as possible, especially if they are to stay with us on Christmas Day therefore the home is decked with trees and decorations for the holiday period.