Sherrie Experiences A Very Victorian Christmas
Avery Ambassador Sherrie Hewson was invited to a Victorian Christmas Fayre at Acer House Care Home on 23rd November, where she was warmly greeted by staff, residents and guests. The Christmas Fayre marked the start of a fun and entertaining festive season.
We also invited Stephen Watters, Director of That Creative Thingy Wotsit, a local group of entertainers who bring performing arts into care homes, specifically working with those living with dementia. We are proud to announce that in 2019, we will be working closely with That Creative Thingy Wotsit, creating short performance pieces with our residents.
Stephen, along with our staff team and volunteer group, guided by Patricia, our Wellbeing Co-ordinator, transformed Acer House into a Victorian spectacular. Stephen also sourced some perfect 19th Century costumes for everyone to wear for the event, and he himself was our doorman for the afternoon wearing a top hat and tails. Sherrie kindly cut the ribbon to officially start it all off.
Sherrie was keen to meet as many residents, staff and visitors as possible, spending time chatting about the past, previous occupations and the people that are so important in our lives. An endless photoshoot seemed to develop with so many people wanting personal photo memories with Sherrie, and she was more than happy to oblige.
The residents had chosen a playlist of songs which were played beautifully by “Master of the Keys” Richard Lennox. Local artisans provided many stalls for those much-needed Christmas gift purchases. Some unique stalls blessed Acer House with handmade crafts and traders that dressed for the occasion and joined in the spirit of our Victorian afternoon.
Head Chef Peter Kaye and his team excelled themselves with a great selection of German street market food, including bratwurst and creamed garlic mushrooms. Sweet options of stollen and mince pies crowned our food hall and were much enjoyed by residents, staff and visitors alike.
Our Home Manager, Barbara Lee, was overwhelmed with the dedication and warmth of all who supported the home. Christmas has definitely come early to Acer House!