Victorian Day delight
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
Jean Mashiter and Kathleen Jennings play hook-a-duck