Festive fun, food and friendships in Greenock!

Tis the season to be jolly!

Not only do the residents of our Greenock house enjoy superb views of the Clyde all year round (situated as they are on the Esplanade) but this winter they’ve also been treated to a feast for all the senses!

To the delight of the residents the children of Wellington nursery dropped in to sing carols for them, and were looking awfully festive in their Christmas jumpers and Santa hats!

The residents thoroughly enjoyed the performance and were thrilled to hear how excited the children were about waiting on Santa and wondering what he might bring. House Supervisor, Julie Shaw, presented the children with gift wrapped Esplanade homemade tablet as a reward for their hard work. Well done children, hope Santa is good to you!

Carrying on their festivities, the residents were treated to a beautiful Christmas lunch with volunteers from Contact the Elderly. Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people. They organise regular afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.

House Supervisor, Julie, was once again on hand to ensure that all had a good time and were fed and watered to the usual high standard of home cooked food. The smiles on the photo are a testament to how well the event went down!

But the fun, food and festivities didn’t end there! The hard working volunteers were invited by residents and staff to join them for a traditional Christmas lunch as a thank you for their efforts throughout the year. The volunteers welcomed the kind invitation and thoroughly enjoyed the company and, of course, the delicious meal.

And with Christmas Day fast approaching, we can be sure of more fun to come!