11 December 2020
Greenacres care home Christmas tree decorated by local community
Residents and carers at the Banstead care home have thanked members of the public for helping to decorate the care home’s Christmas tree.
The care team from Anchor’s Greenacres care home on The Horseshoe put up a Christmas tree in front of their entrance and invited members of the public to help put up decorations to kickstart the Christmas festivities.
Although current circumstances have prevented Greenacres from partaking in their usual Christmas time communal activities, the tree decoration was organised by Anchor Hanover as a way of ensuring that Greenacres could still have some community interaction while ensuring everyone remained safe.
So last week, members of the public, wearing PPE and following social distancing guidelines, came to Greenacres at different times during the day to add decorations to the tree that had been made by the residents of Greenacres. In the evening, residents were then treated to the spectacle of the new tree being lit up at the official Christmas lighting ceremony.
Lily Davies, aged 80, said how much she enjoyed seeing the Christmas tree go up and said:
It was lovely to see the lights come on and the tree looks absolutely beautiful! It’s very nice to see everyone coming over to help decorate our tree with the decorations we made!
Leigh Arney, Manager of Greenacres, was keen to thank the members of the public for their contribution:
A huge thank you to everyone who came to help decorate our Christmas tree, it was lovely occasion and showed that despite all the current challenges we can still celebrate in our own way.
This is just one of the lovely things we have planned for our Christmas celebrations. We will also be celebrating by making Christmas cards for loved ones and writing back to the children from the local school, Banstead Infants who have sent each of our residents a personal Christmas letter.
Greenacres care home is well-known for its schedule of rewarding activities and its outstanding level of dementia care. Looking for a home for yourself or a loved one? Why not find out more about what Greenacres has to offer? For further details, head over to our dedicated webpage or call 0800 085 4152.