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Christmas really is a wonderful time of the year at Summerdyne. We have a huge programme of activities throughout December, so our residents can get into the festive spirit and celebrate with family and friends.

Here is a snapshot for you, of a few of the things we have been up to, and there’s still 10 days until Christmas Eve!

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

By popular request, one of our favourite entertainers Tom Wenlock, visited to kick off the festive season. Stand aside Frank Sinatra! Tom brought the house down with his Sinatra classics including the festive ones Let it Snow! and The First Noel. There were Dean Martin songs, some Bobby Davin and Sammy Davies Jnr.

Tom is a professional singer who sings at many corporate events and weddings. http://www.tomwenlock.co.uk/ 

We are delighted that he brings his big band magic to Summerdyne and our residents are definitely fans. There was dancing and swaying and smiles a-plenty.

lady residents dancing to Tom Wenlock at Christmas show

A Christmas boogie!

a lady resident laughing with staff at Tom Wenlock Christmas show

Lots of fun at Tom’s show

Merry Christmas Everyone!

It’s the party season and our residents have been getting out and about celebrating with friends. Our very talented knitters, who have been so busy knitting Christmas tree decorations for our fayre, joined their friends for the Wribbenhall Knit and Natter Christmas lunch. Thank you to Gail for organising this wonderful lunch with turkey and all the trimmings.

Christmas pub lunch with the Wribbenhall knitters

Christmas pub lunch with the Wribbenhall knitters

Christmas lunch with the Wribbenhall knitters - lady resident with paper hat

Our residents also joined friends from Astley Hall nursing home and family at the Stourport Dementia Cafe Christmas party. Everyone from 2 to 92 joined in with the percussion instruments, singing carols and accompanying the band. There was a huge buffet, party games and a visit from Santa with a sack of gifts for everyone.

every generation at the the dementia cafe Christmas party

Three generations having fun

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

If you can’t get outside, we bring the snow to you! And so, one of our residents loved creating her own Frosty the Snowman from the cosy warmth of her chair. He lasted a long time before he melted.

We also had a snowball fight as a fun exercise session; soft white sponge snowballs, we hasten to add!! Brilliant fun. Some of our residents have a very good aim!

lady resident making a snowball in her chair


Thank you to all our staff, who braved the weather, dug out their cars and made it into work, day or night. Your dedication is hugely appreciated.

Deck the Halls

Our Christmas fayre involved a huge amount of hard work from both staff and residents, who created a lot of the homemade gifts. Beautiful knitted decorations including stockings, Christmas trees with pompom baubles and Christmas puds. There were sweet treats, stocking fillers, crackers with gifts inside, jams, chutneys and Christmas bakes. We had a tombola bottle stall, name the dog competition, coffee and mince pies.

There was also a fantastic raffle. Bewdley Farm shop kindly donated a fresh fruit hamper and other local business donated raffle prizes including the first prize of a meal for 4 at The George Hotel.

Thank you to everyone for supporting the fayre. We raised a fantastic £328.55 for our residents’ fund.

The Summerdyne Christmas fayre 3

The Summerdyne Christmas Fayre

The Summerdyne Christmas fayre The Summerdyne Christmas fayre 2

Christmas Trees and Candy Canes

Crafting is loved at Summerdyne. It is one of those activities which gives a lot of stimulation and reward, and also helps keep fingers moving. Hand function decreases with age in both men and women. This is in both grip and pinch strength and manual dexterity. Crafting helps retain that hand function. It is also often a quieter group activity and can be a lovely time when our residents reminisce and share memories.

We have had two recent Christmas crafting sessions. One making stick and ribbon trees which look very effective. Residents had to thread buttons and knot the ribbons. The other was making candy canes by threading beads onto pipe cleaners and then bending them to cane shape. Perfect for hanging on our Christmas tree.

lady resident showing off threaded beads making candy canes


lady resident threading beads making candy canes

Work in progress 

The twelve days of Christmas

We still have many activities planned for our residents before Christmas day.

Check out our facebook page for all the latest news. https://www.facebook.com/summerdynenursinghome/

From all of us at Summerdyne, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!