Residents at Borough Care’s eleven homes for older people across Stockport enjoyed a weekend of Easter celebrations. Despite the current coronavirus (Covid 19) situation, Borough Care staff were determined residents would have a fun time and put on lots of different Easter themed activities.

A special three course lunch was enjoyed by residents and there were lots of eggs and other tempting chocolate treats.  Residents tried their hand at Easter crafts, played games and sent Easter cards to their loved ones. Residents at Bruce Lodge in Offerton modelled their Easter bonnets, while those at Wellcroft in Gatley got all creative making Easter baskets. Residents at Bryn Haven, in Brinnington, were wished a happy Easter by their neighbours, who came to wave through the windows to them. Over at Silverdale in Bredbury residents had a film evening, watching the seasonally appropriate movie an Easter Parade.

Singing duo Lisa and Adam Maggs, who usually regularly visit Borough Care’s homes to entertain residents, put on a special virtual performance.  Residents loved seeing them perform remotely.  Joining in with the singing and dancing really lifted everyone’s spirits.

Dr Mark Ward, CEO at Borough Care, and Isla Wilson, Board Chair, showed their appreciation to staff and residents by delivering Easter eggs around the homes.  Dr Mark Ward says: “Our wonderful staff are working tirelessly in these challenging times and we wanted to say a big thank you to them and also to our resilient residents who are coping with things admirably.  Our staff pulled out all the stops to make sure we marked Easter with a variety of activities for residents to enjoy.”