Rosebank unveils Christmas garden
An Oxfordshire care home, Rosebank, has brought a sparkle to Bampton High Street with the installation of a dedicated Christmas garden.
The garden, which can be seen by passers-by in Bampton, features a pair of large, beautifully decorated Christmas trees, four frolicking reindeer and an abundance of icicle lights. The theme, ‘White Christmas’ was chosen by the residents.
Rosebank Care Home provides short and long-term care for elderly ladies and gentlemen and has an 'outstanding' CQC rating, thanks in no small part to its dedicated lifestyle support co-ordinators, who are central to daily life at the home and work closely with residents to develop a varied and interactive programme of activities and events each and every day.
These activities have stepped up a gear in the run up to Christmas, with residents having the opportunity to turn their hand to carol singing, hand bell ringing, craft making and festive baking, as well as visits from a variety of Christmas entertainers as they count down to Christmas day.
Rosebank Care Home owner, Jane Roberts, says: “Christmas is such a special time of year and we work hard to put on a range of activities for our residents, their family and friends to ensure there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
“Many of these ideas come from our residents, it is their home after all and it is a privilege to be able to help bring their hopes and wishes to life. The decorations are as much for the Bampton community to enjoy, as our residents. We’ve had such a positive reaction this year and it’s lovely to spread some joy. Some people have commented that they now look forward to seeing them each year!”