Consett care home host harvest festival celebrationsA Harvest Festival held at HC-One’s Greenways Court Care Home in Consett, County Durham, helped Residents to meet new people, make friends and create meaningful moments in the company of others.  

The event was also in support of Silver Sunday, which helps combat loneliness within the community and helps to increase happiness and wellbeing. 

Greenways Court welcomed members of the local community to mark the start of the autumn season on Friday 5th October and hosted a range of harvest themed activities including a beautiful display of fresh vegetables, a hearty broth with warm bread rolls and arts and crafts throughout the day. 

Tina Ayton, Home Manager at HC-One’s Greenways Court commented: 

“It brought back some great memories for our Residents, of the days of school Harvest Festivals.

The smell of the broth and fresh bread throughout the home was lovely.”

Harvest Festival is an annual celebration to mark the end of the main harvest season, and a time to give thanks for the crop that has been grown. Traditionally it is a time when people share collected food items with those in need in their local community.

Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK. Led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, it celebrates the value and knowledge they contribute to our communities while combating loneliness and isolation.