Safe Santa Visit

Manager Byron Nadgie of Oaklands House Care Centre in Southampton, contacted Santa’s official North Pole residence on behalf of his residents and staff to see if he could make a safe visit to the home and bring some Christmas Cheer!  Santa was understandably making calls to Children under 16 his top priority! so the home decided to get creative and seek the help of their dedicated staff just in case Santa ran out of time to drop into the home! True to the spirit of Christmas and not wanting to see the residents disappointed activity coordinator Angie got her husband – one of Santa’s little helpers to make a marvellous sleigh!  The activity team with the support of the residents then created a life-like Santa, dressed in his ppe to sit in the reception area to ensure everyone felt some Christmas Cheer. One resident said: “It’s a wonderful touch and really made me smile”. Home manager Byron Nadgie commented: “I am delighted to see Santa is taking his ppe dress code very seriously! It is important that we continue to create as many moments of joy for our residents in what has been a very long year”.

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