Easter bonnet making brings out Wokingham care home’s competitive edge

The competitive spirit is rife among residents at a care home in Wokingham who are busy making bonnets for their annual Easter parade.

Warren Lodge Care Centre’s Easter parade has become one of its most popular – and keenly contested - events and the hats will be judged on Good Friday, 3 April, during the Easter party, which takes place from 2.00-4.30pm. The winner will be presented with a bouquet of spring flowers. Last year they had more than 25 entries.

“Every year the residents throw themselves into making their Easter bonnets, and we’ve had some really amazing creations. They start with a plain hat and then design their own decorations. It’s really interesting to see how they psyche each other out and always have one eye on what the others are doing in a bid not to be out done. The finished hats get put away until the Easter party when they are judged so I label them all very carefully because if I got any of them mixed up my life wouldn’t be worth living!” says Janine Wakefield, activities manager.

The residents will wear their Easter bonnets for the Easter party, to which friends and family are invited to enjoy a buffet tea and performance of ‘Hits from the musicals’ by local group ‘The Show That Come to You’.

Warren Lodge is a residential care home offering 24-hour care to 65 year olds and over in need of round the clock support, whether as respite, post-operative or long-term care. Specialist in dementia care. Crisis intervention, non planned and emergency admission is a speciality. It is part of the Forest Healthcare family of homes, which includes 13 individual homes throughout the South East of England. For more information on Warren Lodge, please visit www.foresthc.com or call 0118 973 4576. Those interested in a place at Warren Lodge are welcome to visit at any time, with no appointment necessary.


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