Everyone had a jam-packed Easter weekend at Clarendon Hall care home, in Humberston; full of crafts and activities to suit everybody and a surprise llama visit.
Over the last few days people at the home have crafted Easter baskets, bonnets and flowers. They then had an Easter Party, parade, egg hunt and a lovely church service (organised by wellbeing Colleagues Betty and Hayley), to conclude the festivities. Resident Betty also helped to arrange the church service. As an ex-teacher and avid church goer, it really peaked her interest and she was thrilled at how well it all went.
“It was one of the best church services I've ever been to, it was planned perfectly,” commented Resident Bessie C
Some of the Residents weaved baskets whilst listening to sea shanties, they also had some fun making bonnets, and everyone helped to make the Easter flowers.
One Colleague remarked, “Our Easter Party had a selection of party songs, which were accompanied with the Residents playing musical instruments. We also had a trolley full of Easter treats.”
To take part in the Easter Hunt, Residents had to solve the rhyming clues,
Robin, who lives at Clarendon Hall, and wore a funny Easter hat, said, “I've had fun at the party, so glad I came. It’s good to make other people laugh!”
On Easter Sunday, an outdoor mini parade came to visit Clarendon Hall consisting of three llamas, Tweedledee and Tweedledum and a white rabbit!
The group went around the whole of the building peeping through windows and waving at Residents and Colleagues. Everyone was allocated a window to look through so that nobody missed out, and they all took the chance to wave and say ‘hello’ to the furry friends from the community group ‘Party Time Grimsby.’
The Residents’ faces were a picture when they saw the llamas at their windows and watched the mischievous rabbit being naughty!
“That’s made my day!” said Ruby
Fellow Resident Jean added, “Well.... that’s something you don't see every day!”
Terry, who also lives at the home, said, “I'm going to follow them round so I can see them again.”
Wellbeing Coordinator, Hayley, commented, “This Easter weekend has been full of different egg-citing activities, which the Residents have all said they enjoyed.”
"The parade made the day feel proper Eastery! Who needs Father Christmas!"