Care home celebrates St Patrick's Day
Staff and residents at a Bedlington care home came together to celebrate all things Irish.
As part of their St Patrick’s Day celebrations, a number of activities were held at Chester Court care home.
The home was decorated with shamrocks and everyone got dressed up in green to mark the day.
St Patrick's Day observes the death of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17 but the day has come to be a huge celebration of Irish heritage and culture.
Staff and residents at the home marked the day by making shamrock decorations, learning some Irish words and phrases, listening to Irish music, completing St Patrick’s Day themed word searches and using a photo booth for the day.
General Manager, Sarah said: “Our residents have all had a brilliant day today, everyone has enjoyed the festivities – I think we all agree St Patrick’s Day is the best of all the saints days!
"We had a fantastic time listening to Irish music and watching Irish dancing.”
Garry, a resident at Chester Court care home, said: “It has been a lovely day.
"I really liked using the photo booth, it was a great laugh and I enjoyed listening to the Irish music.”
Chester Court care home, run by Barchester Healthcare, provides nursing care and residential care, with a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.
Anyone interested or wants more information should call (01670) 820111.