Published: Saturday 21st May 2016
Residents and staff at De Brook Lodge care home in Flixton have been putting others first during this festive season by opening their doors to a local community group and offering them a Christmas lunch.
De Brook Lodge joined forces with Cherished Moments which offers a day care service for local elderly people with various mental and physical needs. The home invited several members for a traditional Christmas lunch with mince pies for dessert. Home Manager, Helen Johnson, said:
'At De Brook Lodge, we are always looking at ways to aid and integrate with the local community. We feel that providing a lunch for members of Cherished Moments is a great benefit, giving people who may otherwise be lonely at Christmas, much need company and joy. Our residents thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone and welcoming them to their home so it was a great day for everyone!'
De Brook Lodge, which prides itself on being an integral part of the local community, also provided an afternoon of entertainment from Kim Alvord who competed in Series 4 of 'The Voice'. Kim sang festive songs and also some old classics and plenty of guests and residents joined in with the singing and some even got up for a dance!
Arlette Naylor, Director of Cherished Moments, commented:
'We were thrilled to be invited to De Brook Lodge for Christmas lunch. Our members had a thoroughly good time, many were singing and dancing and it was a joy to see them smiling. We are looking forward to building on the friendships which have been made by visiting again in the New Year'.