Vic­to­rian Day de­light

Macclesfield Express - - TIME TRIP -

RES­I­DENTS at a care home stepped back in time for a Vic­to­rian themed day.

Staff at Mount Hall Care Home in Bolling­ton or­gan­ised the his­tor­i­cal day as an event for res­i­dents to en­joy.

The home, on Flash Lane, was dec­o­rated with bunting, flags and pic­tures of Queen Vic­to­ria, and res­i­dents and guests took part in Vic­to­rian themed games such as quoits – a games where par­tic­i­pants throw hoops over a peg – hook-a-duck, table­top hel­ter skel­ter and mop cap throw­ing.

Res­i­dents also tucked into a grand feast of car­bon­nade of beef, chicken meringo and cabi­net pud­ding for lunch, with mul­li­gatawny soup and em­pire rice for tea, with staff also don­ning Vic­to­rian cos­tumes.

Gra­ham Den­tith, home man­ager, said: “At Mount Hall there is a bril­liant fam­ily-like at­mos­phere. Our res­i­dents get re­ally in­volved in all our ac­tiv­i­ties, from mak­ing dec­o­ra­tions to dress­ing up them­selves.

“Ac­tiv­i­ties such as our Vic­to­rian Day are great for boost­ing both cog­ni­tive and phys­i­cal ex­er­cise. There was real ex­cite­ment in the home.”

The 32-bed home pro­vides nurs­ing and res­i­den­tial care.

Kathleen Jen­nings in her mop cap

Jean Mashiter tries her hand at one of the games

Ac­tiv­i­ties co-or­di­na­tor Ruth Barns­ley

Dorothy Car­less

Jean Mashiter and Kathleen Jen­nings play hook-a-duck

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