Derby care home celebrate the harvest festivalResidents at HC One’s Shelton Lock care home celebrated the harvest festival. 

The Staff and Residents at the Derby care home celebrated Harvest Festival on October 2nd - this is when the full moon appeared closest to the Autumn Equinox, the traditional start of the autumn season. 

The day saw staff dressed as scarecrows, farmers and anything country related. The celebrations started with a harvest service which was lead by Jayne, the homes wellbeing coordinator, with Resident Joan reading a passage from the bible. 

Both staff and Residents chatted about harvest celebrations from the past. Nicki, the home manager, shared memories of being at school taking produce in which was then distributed in the village to elderly by the school children. 

Another Resident Eileen spoke of the harvest bread and how it was made in to shapes symbolizing harvest. Eileen said “I love seeing the staff dressed up, they really make such an effort in everything they do, we are so lucky to be here.” 

The day was completed with a quiz and a ploughman’s themed tea, everyone had a fantastic day.