Sarisbury Green care home opens its doors for a merry good time
Snow is falling, children are playing – and a Sarisbury Green care home is opening its doors to help combat loneliness in the community this festive season.
On 7th December, from 12pm-3pm, Care UK’s Ancasta Grove, on Barnes Lane, is helping older members of the community to get into the festive spirit by inviting them to join residents and team members for a Christmas dinner and festive movie.
Visitors to the home can share their favourite moments of Christmas while making new friends as they tuck into a three-course traditional Christmas meal, including turkey, pigs in blankets – and all the trimmings, thoughtfully prepared by the home’s Head Chef. Once full, they can cosy down to watch a classic Christmas film that is sure to fill residents and visitors alike with festive cheer.
Studies have shown that almost 1.5 million older people feel lonelier at Christmas than any other time of year*. To help tackle loneliness, Care UK has launched its Care to Share initiative, designed to support older people through the festive season.
More than 100 Care UK homes nationwide will be taking part to give older members of the community a safe and sociable space where they can enjoy some festive fun and good company – whether it’s singing along to Christmas carols or watching a Christmas movie with a mince pie.
Joel Ignacio, Home Manager at Ancasta Grove, said: “Here at Ancasta Grove, we’re passionate about playing an active role in our community, so we’re delighted so be opening our doors for our Christmas lunch and festive film.
“We know December can be a difficult month for many, so this is a wonderful chance to bring people together to get into the Christmas spirit and a great opportunity for everyone to build new friendships – as well as reminisce over fond festive memories.
“We’d like to invite our older neighbours to book their place at our special event– this is certainly an event yule not want to miss!”
Free, Thursday 7th December, 12pm-3pm
123 Barnes Lane
Southampton, Hampshire SO31 7BH
Thu 7 Dec 2023