11 December 2020
Silk Court care home Christmas tree decorated by local community
Residents and carers at the Bethnal Green care home have thanked members of the public for helping to decorate the care home’s Christmas tree.
Staff from Anchor’s Silk Court care home put up a Christmas tree in front of their entrance and invited members of the public to help put up decorations on the tree to kickstart the Christmas period.
Although current circumstances have prevented Silk Court from partaking in their usual Christmas time communal activities, the tree decoration was organised by Anchor Hanover as a way of ensuring residents could still have some community interaction while ensuring everyone remained safe.
So last week, members of the public, wearing PPE and following social distancing guidelines, visited Silk Court at certain times during the day to add decorations to add decorations to the tree that had been made by Children from Elizabeth Selby School. Later that evening, residents were then treated to the spectacle of the new tree being lit up at the official Christmas lighting ceremony.
Resident Margaretta Ryan, 89, said how much she had looked forward to the Christmas tree going up:
It was lovely to see the lights come on and the tree looks absolutely beautiful! It’s a shame we haven’t been able to celebrate Christmas in the usual way but it’s still very nice to see everyone coming out to help decorate our tree with the decorations we made!
Renae Dixon, Manager of Silk Court, was keen to thank the members of the public for doing contribution:
A huge thank you to everyone who came to help decorate our Christmas tree, it was a lovely occasion and showed that despite the current challenges we can still celebrate in our own way. This is just one of the lovely things we have planned for our Christmas celebrations. Soon we will also be celebrating 31 days of Christmas activities virtually and local events in the home.
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