Community gathers for big switch-on at Hamworthy care home

MULLED wine, hot chocolate and mince pies were the order of the day at a Hamworthy care home as the community gathered for a big switch-on.

Residents at Upton Bay invited the residents in to enjoy a festive celebration, and the turning on of the home’s lights.

The switch to light up the Christmas tree and garden lights was flicked by Upton Bay’s activities’ lead, Karen, as the crowd enjoyed entertainment from the land girls and danced the evening away.

Residents and visitors to Upton Bay enjoyed the festive event

Residents and visitors to Upton Bay enjoyed the festive event

General manager, Mevin, said: “We absolutely love Christmas here at Upton Bay, it is such a special time and we all love decorating the home and having a lovely big tree.

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“This is possibly the biggest we’ve ever had but then, it is Christmas so you have to go over the top.”

Bob, a resident, said: “It feels properly Christmassy now all the lights are up, the home looks so beautiful – I can’t wait for my family to see the lights next time they visit.”

Upton Bay, run by Barchester Healthcare, provides dementia, residential and respite care.

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