Burnham-On-Sea’s Priory Court Nursing Home is to inviting local people to send its residents Christmas messages this festive season.
Owner Country Court, a national care home provider, is launching a ‘Christmas Message Exchange’ to enable local people to exchange festive messages with residents in their 33 care homes across the UK – one of which is the Burnham home in Oxford Street.
It’s being held because of one of the highlights of the Christmas festivities for many care home residents are the wonderful Christmas visits they usually receive from local schools, nurseries, and community groups – which can’t go ahead this year in the pandemic.
Country Court has therefore set up the ‘Christmas Message Exchange’ to help those in care homes send and receive Christmas messages with people locally.
Anyone can take part in the Christmas message exchange; all they need to do is either: Make a Christmas card or record a video message.
Messages and cards can be sent directly to their local Country Court Care Home or sent via WhatsApp to 07872 542369.
The video messages can be songs, music or a festive message for residents. The care home residents are planning to send cards and messages back to people who send messages in.
Alykhan Kachra, Co-CEO of Country Court, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “2020 has not been an easy year for older people, especially with not being able to see loved ones as much as they would like.”
“This Christmas will not be the same celebration that our residents usually enjoy, but staff are already going above and beyond to make the festive season as special as possible.”
“Our care homes would usually be filled with entertainers performing carol concerts, pantomimes, and sing-alongs. Children from local schools would be joining residents to sing carols and chat over cups of tea and mince pies, and families and local people would be enjoying Christmas Fairs and events.”
This year activity teams are busy helping residents make decorations, wreaths, and cards – including at the Burnham-On-Sea care home.
Catering teams are planning festive menus and resident choirs are practising their carols in a bid to ensure residents have the best Christmas possible.
However, retaining connections with their local community is vital for the health and wellbeing of residents. This year more than ever, care home residents would love to exchange Christmas messages and festive wishes with local people.
To get involved or for more information contact email@example.com. When sending messages people should include their name, organisation (if relevant), contact details and the name of the Burnham-On-Sea care home as residents would love to send a message or card back. Video messages can be sent via WhatsApp to 07872 542 369.