2018 Holiday at Home Report

PRESS RELEASE

CONTINUING  WITH TRADITION

2018 HOLIDAY AT HOME

It has been a tradition for the past 10 years to hold Holiday at Home for the Elderly every August. This year’s theme was “TRADITIONS” with a programme over three days looking at: some traditional summer annual events; traditional skills; and traditional signs and symbols. A group of 30 elders from the church and local community enjoyed a programme with film, craft activities, traditional games and a ‘Thought for the Day’.

Traditional Dishes were served at Lunch & Tea and each participant took home a personally designed and painted ceramic plate and a crafted bookmark as holiday souvenirs.

006

Designing a souvenir plate

 

008

Completed Plates

 

011

Completed Bookmarks

 

017

Making traditional Christmas crackers

On the final afternoon the group were entertained by 17 local Rise and Shine Singers and participated in a sing a long of some traditional shanties before enjoying a Traditional Cream Tea in the Wesley Hall.

024

Entertainment final afternoon – Rise & Shine Singers

What makes a good holiday? Feedback suggests the ingredients are: a chance to be away from the normal daily boring routine; to be able to sit down and enjoy good food and not have to shop or get a meal ready or wash up; share good company and conversation with like-minded people of a similar age; listening to new information, acquiring new skills by doing things one would not normally do; and having a good laugh and fun.

The programme was generously supported by Stratford Town Trust.

David & Gillian Loader

Further information from Gillian or David 
01789 741049 or e-mail.