Children’s choir bring some extra festive cheer to Oakdale Care Home residents

Little schoolchildren brought some festive cheer by singing a host of Christmas songs to our Oakdale Care Home residents in Poole.

Pupils from Haymoor Junior School, which is part of the TEACH Trust, visited the residents at Oakdale Care Home, on Kingsmill Road in Poole, to perform a host of Christmas favourites for the residents to dance along to.

While donning Santa and elf hats, the children sang an array of songs including Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and O Little Town of Bethlehem.

Haymoor Junior School pupils Christmas carolling to Oakdale care home residents

Afterwards, the children chatted to our residents about what they had been learning about at school in lessons, what they were looking forward to over the festive season, and what they had put on their lists to Father Christmas.

Sue Sands, Wellbeing Manager for Oakdale Care Home, said: “Our residents loved welcoming the children in to sing and dance to boost the festive mood. Christmas is always a special time for our residents as they enjoy putting up decorations around the home.

“They also look forward to tucking into a host of tasty treats and getting crafty to make gifts for their relatives, so the wonderful performance from the Haymoor Junior School pupils was the icing on the cake for them.”

School pupils singing Christmas Carols to Oakdale care home residents in Poole

The Christmas choir was just one activity in a whole calendar of festive activities planned by Oakdale’s Wellbeing team in the lead-up to the big day. Other activities include decorating Christmas cakes and biscuits, making mince pieces, Christmas card arts and crafts, live music performances, quizzes, and a Christmas dinner.

2 Haymoor Junior School pupils with Oakdale care home resident in Poole

Our care home family includes Great Oaks in Bournemouth, Oakdale in Poole, Fairmile Grange in Christchurch, and Hamble Heights in Fareham.

We provide care for residential, nursing, dementia and Alzheimer’s, palliative, and respite residents. This includes a dedicated Wellbeing team in each care home who are on hand to organise fun activities to support each resident’s physical, emotional, and holistic wellbeing.

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