96-Year-Old Jean Shares Childhood Christmas Traditions - Ideal Carehomes
Jean decorating the Christmas tree

96-Year-Old Jean Shares Childhood Christmas Traditions

Jean Gregson, 96, from Hepworth House care home is sharing her memories of Christmases past as part of Ideal Carehomes’ ‘Merry Memories’ campaign.

Growing up, Jean’s father made her Christmases magical with one very special tradition. Jean said,

‘My dad used to ask me to write a note to Santa, telling him what I wanted for Christmas. When I had written it, he would put it up the chimney and tell me Santa would catch my note as he flew past our house.’

Remembering how she would spend Christmas Day, Jean continued, ‘Christmases were always so beautiful at our house, we had a lot of family round, and everyone would bring food.

‘I was delighted when I got married and looked forward to making our memories. My husband Frank and I would tell our son to write his own Christmas wish and put it up the chimney, just as my dad did with me.

‘I’ll be visiting my son this Christmas to spend time with him, my daughter in law and my great grandson.’

Helen Batty, the Home Manager at Hepworth House, said, ‘It’s so important to us to get to know our residents, their traditions, and what makes them happy.

‘We’re so lucky to have residents like Jean who share their ‘Merry Memories’ with us – we’re looking forward to celebrating the festive season with them!’

To find out more about living at Hepworth House you can call 01924 973 699 or email Hepworth.house@idealcarehomes.co.uk.

Hepworth House is a luxury residential and dementia care home, operated by Ideal Carehomes, rated OUTSTANDING by the CQC (Care Quality Commission). Offering 24-hour, person-centred care, Hepworth House is proud to be named a Top 20 Care Home by carehome.co.uk.