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.
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.
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.