An Easter parade at St Catherine’s Nursing Home

Story and photos by Deborah Blencowe

Welcomed by activity coordinator Julie, I sat with residents in their lounge to listen to some brilliant singing entertainment provided by Paul Anthony – including my all-time karaoke favourite, Daydream Believer by The Monkees. He went on to provide some Elvis, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Everyone was encouraged by Julie to clap and wave to each song. Absolutely lovely.

Relatives who were in attendance really enjoyed the Easter get together. This was followed by a raffle with brilliant Easter basket prizes full of eggs, chocolate and goodies, where one resident, Mark, kindly drew out his mum’s ticket, much to her delight. Then, the Easter Bonnet competition.

The winner was Michael and second Mary. All the competitors sat and wore their bonnets which were a glorious sight.

Thank you very much to St Catherine’s for a very nice afternoon.