We had so much planned for December that we wondered if we would be able to fit everything in! Here are some of the highlights.
Festive music accompanied us while we put up the decorations and the carol singing never stopped. Enid couldn’t wait to get started on the decorations.
The Keychange Centenary Awards were presented at each community this year. We celebrated staff commitment and dedication at the end of a particularly challenging year. The certificates were presented by our Acting Manager, Sylwia Rachwal.
Then there was our Christmas Pantomime! The script of The Tale of the Coroney was written by Terence Surin, our Community Coordinator. The performance went incredibly well and we received amazing feedback. To quote Joan, aged 100: ‘If you haven’t got a sense of humour in this world you are a dead loss.’
The final icing on the Christmas cake was to see Alexander House in The Guardian newspaper on Boxing Day! A Reuters photographer asked to visit our community on Christmas Day to take pictures that would give an overview of life in a care home on Christmas Day, especially Christmas 2020 that in some ways had to be celebrated differently but was still celebrated amazingly for those living with us. The Guardian’s caption to the photograph chosen reads: Christmas Day…: Nicky Clough watches her mother, Pam Harrison, unwrap a present at Alexander House care home, Wimbledon, South London.