Above: Resident Michael Holdstock (left) and Les Langley (right) from Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court, in Berkshire, share a laugh whilst enjoying a wonderful feast at a local carvery.
Two residents at Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court, in Berkshire, decided it was time they got into the Christmas spirit in a suitable manner. With that in mind, Les Langley and Michael Holdstock recently went out to have a generous meal at a local carvery.
Accompanied by Sharon Fletcher, one of the Home’s Activities Coordinators, they enjoyed the festive atmosphere: carols playing, Christmas decorations on the walls and, above all, the aroma of hot turkey and stuffing.
Resident Les says:
Excellent food and excellent company! My first taste of turkey this year, plus a gorgeous slice of gammon. I did have my traditional Brussel sprouts too!
Resident Michael agreed:
Wonderful company and wonderful food. I enjoyed a nice Guinness amongst friends, so it’s been a very nice way to begin the Christmas celebrations.
To better support residents, Activities Coordinator Sharon Fletcher focuses on one-to-one and small group interactions, which include out-of-home activities like this one. She elaborates on the rationale behind this:
These activities allow us to provide individual quality time and strengthen friendships. Also, mixing with the wider community is a vital way of enriching our lives; day-to-day emotional experiences support our residents’ and staff’s wellbeing.
This is the first of many events for the current Christmas season at Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court. Activities also include taking part in the Christmas Lights Switch On event with the locals in Sindlesham.
[Summary: Les Langley and Michael Holdstock, two residents at Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Court, in Berkshire, recently went out to have a generous meal at a local carvery to get into the Christmas spirits.]