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Local at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care, which provides care to clients living in their own homes in Home Instead Maidenhead, Henley and Wallingford and surrounding areas, is delighted with the success of the annual Christmas party and gift giving scheme, ‘Be a Santa to a Senior.’
Prime Minister Teresa May, was a very special guest at the event and created magical moments for all who attended.
The free event, which took place at Colleton School, Twyford on 10 December, saw 130 guests enjoy high tea with a fancy spread of sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee whist listening to the Colleton School Choir and then rocking out and singing along to an Elvis impersonator. Father Christmas also joined in and led the singing of carols, a very festive delight!
Prime Minister, Teresa May, joined the party for over an hour, mixing with the guests, laughing and joking and even starting a rendition of Happy Birthday when one of the guests told her it was their own special birthday.
The event, which has been running for four years, was organised by a number of businesses in the town, including Twyford Together, The David Brownlow Foundation, Age Concern, Timefinders and Home Instead Senior Care.
For many people it was not only a chance to enjoy some Christmas entertainment, but also a time to meet with friends for a good chat.
Melissa Johnson, co-director at Home Instead Maidenhead, Henley and Wallingford, along with her husband Paul, said: “The day was a great success! It was marvellous to see so many lovely people enjoying themselves. It makes all the hard work in organising these events worth it and we’re now looking forward to planning next year’s party.
“We provide care to older people in their own homes. Our clients are assured of regular company from their caregivers but we are delighted that we were able to reach out to older people in our community by organising this delightful Christmas party.
“It was wonderful that Prime Minister Teresa May joined us for this special occasion. We know she is very busy, but she still made the time to spend an hour with the group, bringing plenty of festive cheer to the party.
“We are delighted with the way in which members of the local community have embraced this and how everyone has worked together to make it happen. I’d like to say a big thank you to all the organisations involved in organising, planning, and donating gifts to ensure the elderly are not forgotten this Christmas. We really enjoy running the ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ scheme and will strive to make it even more successful next year!”
For more information on ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ or to find about services offered by Home Instead Senior Care in Maidenhead, Henley, and Wallingford call them or visit their website.