Our residents will be treated to a range of activities and events this Christmas!
The festive activities will get under way when saxophonist Richard Francis plays on 17 December before the Ecclesfield Handbell Ringers, who have been ringing for more than 100 years, visit the home on the same day. Residents can try their hand at ringing bells as well as learn the history about bell ringing.
Our annual Christmas party takes place on 19 December where residents will be treated to mulled wine and more festive music, from local entertainer Alan Turner. The party is always well received by residents, as it gives them the chance to get dressed up and share fond memories with one another.
On 20 December, the Vintage Voices Carol Singers sing for residents and, since pantomimes are a popular festive tradition for many, staff have also arranged another visit from Carousel Theatre this year with a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk.
The theatre production has been specifically written with residents of care homes in mind and features over 40 costume changes to keep spectators entertained.
We’ll also welcome carol singers from Lydgate School in Manchester Road.
Our care home manager, Sheilagh Sweeney, said: “Here at The Porterbrook, it’s important for to us to create a merry atmosphere for our residents and lift their spirits at this time of year. We’ve got lots planned and hope that our Christmas calendar of events will be a way for residents to create joyful, new memories with each other.”