Westbury Court Care Home has been celebrating this year’s Harvest Festival with a host of activities including baking, autumnal crafts and singing hymns of thanksgiving.
The brighterkind home reports, “Local vicar, Caroline Husband from the White Horse Ministry Team, came along to take a harvest service from the gazebo in the garden and residents sang some favourite hymns including ‘We Plough The Fields and Scatter’.
“Residents made corn dollies and put together a beautiful harvest display to show off their autumn crafts and produce and had a great time making harvest flatbreads.
“After a celebratory lunch with traditional dishes like fidget pie, honey baked gammon and toffee & apple cake, residents enjoyed an afternoon of live music by singer Alice Mayhead who performed from the garden.”
Resident Barrie Leech said, “It was really lovely to have a thanksgiving service and sing some familiar hymns with our vicar Caroline. Our home looks lovely with all the autumn colours and decorations.”
The home’s Magic Moments Club coordinator Linda Bush added, “We’ve had a great time trying out different activities and our residents have enjoyed sharing their memories of celebrating the harvest festival in the past.”
Westbury Court Care Home is located in Station Road, Westbury and provides residential care, nursing care, dementia care, palliative care and respite care.