Residents at Hungerford Care Home recently went all out to celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
Our lovely team members, Aanchal and Raj, treated all the residents to some fantastic Indian home cooked food. They spent their whole day off cooking a whole range of Indian treats for us to enjoy. We all gathered in the dining room listening to traditional Indian music and feasting on the amazing spread which included curry, rice, a whole range of traditional pastries and sweet treats too. Team members dressed in their traditional outfits which were just beautiful. Our residents loved getting an insight into another culture and learning about different traditions and asked lots of questions.
The following day, to continue the celebrations, Nicole from Golden Toes led a special Diwali themed seated dance class for our residents. We all loved learning new dance moves and were soon moving perfectly in time with the traditional music. Residents Marie and Doris were particularly loving forward to the dance class and they were not disappointed! There were laughs and smiles all round and it was a wonderful way to round off the Diwali celebrations.
Resident, Kenneth, said “I really loved all of the colourful outfits and trying the traditional food.”
Team member, Hari, said “It was so much fun to get everyone together and the food was absolutely delicious, I can’t wait until next year!”
Ana, who used to be a team member at the care home and came back to help celebrate, said “What a fantastic event. Thank you for having me.”
At Hungerford 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.