On 8th January, Hungerford Care Home in Berkshire enjoyed an Arts and Crafts Club session creating beautiful kites to honour the International Kite Festival.
The festival, which runs until 14th January and is called Uttararyan in Hindi, started in Gujarat in India in 1989 and signifies the end of winter and the days becoming longer. People from all over the world take part and showcase their hand-crafted kites and kite-flying skills.
Residents had fun choosing the colour of their kites and the decorations on them including the colour of the string. The room was full of chatter and laughter with everyone sharing their childhood stories of flying kites.
Some of our residents even had a sing-a-long singing ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ and everyone joined in! Our lovely volunteer Marion Dudley also helped in this kite making session.
Kanika Sharma, Magic Moments Club Co-ordinator, shared stories about her flying kites in India as this festival originated there, which the residents found very amusing and interesting. Kanika said, “It was magical to see the joy on residents faces during the craft session and them reminiscing about their childhood days.”
At Hungerford Care Home we believe in living life to the full. That’s why we’re passionate about creating vibrant, stimulating activities that will help our residents to love every day. We call them ‘Magic Moments’.
Every brighterkind home now has a Magic Moments Club which provides a vast range of activities and fun things to do that are open to all of our residents. The idea behind Magic Moments is that just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to love every day, by doing the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.