HC-One care homes celebrate the Year of the Dragon in Chinese New Year festivitiesIn celebration of Chinese New Year, HC-One care homes across Britain held parties welcoming the ‘Year of the Dragon’ on Saturday 10th February 2024 taking part in a series of fun cultural celebrations. 

At Woodlands View Care Home in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, residents enjoyed a traditional Chinese dance performance. Maofen Ladyman, Housekeeper, who has worked at the home for nine years and who is part of a large Chinese dance group that dances all around the world, kindly put on a show with one of her dance group friends for residents at the home. Moafen and her friend, Simone Xue, did a traditional dance for residents which residents really enjoyed watching. Each dance had a story behind it which was explained before it was performed. Moafen and her friend wore different outfits for each dance that were colourful and left residents in awe. The dancing followed a Chinese dinner with wine for residents. 

Miranda Mead, Home Manager at Woodlands View Care Home said:
“Thank you to Moafen and her friend Simone for performing a dance show for our residents. Residents loved watching the dancing, we’ve never heard them clap so much! Residents also really enjoyed tasting different types of Chinese food.”

At Daneside Court Care Home in Northwich, Cheshire, residents participated in an arts and crafts session to mark Chinese New Year creating beautiful oriental handmade fans. Residents got creative by decorating their paper fans using paint and logograph stamps.

Samantha Farahat, Home Manager at Daneside Court Care Home, commented: 
“It was lovely to see the residents getting involved and using their creative skills to create beautiful oriental fans in celebration of Chinese New Year. Residents were really pleased with the outcomes of their creations.”

At Primrose House Care Home in Crewe, Cheshire, residents created Chinese lanterns which were then used as decorative table centre pieces, as residents enjoyed tucking in to their Chinese New Year meal. 

Dawn Sadler, Home Manager at Primrose House Care Home, commented: 
“It was lovely seeing the residents celebrate Chinese New Year, their arts and crafts session created some wonderful lanterns.”