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Care home celebrates Chinese New Year in style

Staff and residents at Plas y Dderwen Care Home in Johnstown, Carmarthen welcomed in the Year of the Dragon with a day of celebrations and activities.

Inspired by Chinese culture and traditions, the dining room was decorated with hanging Chinese symbols. Residents learnt all about the traditions and superstitions of Chinese New Year.

The residents took part in a Chopstick Challenge during the day where they had to transfer fruit and chocolate from one plate to another using chopsticks.

Chef Hefin Daniels cooked up an oriental feast for supper and residents enjoyed the delicious food served with prawn crackers.

Lisa Peart, the Activities Co-ordinator at Plas y Dderwen, dressed up as a Dragon and did a special dance throughout the dining room to Chinese Music.

Sharon Herbert, Senior General Manager of Barchester’s Plas y Dderwen Care Home said: “We have had a brilliant day, the home looks absolutely wonderful decorated all in red and we all had such fun finding out what animal we are, the associated traits and reading each other’s horoscopes.”

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Gill Allcorn, a resident at Plas y Dderwen said: “I loved the decorations, they brightened up our dining room. The Activities Co-ordinator dressed up as a dragon and she was spectacular making everyone laugh. I especially loved using chopsticks this afternoon. I find it fascinating to learn all about different traditions.”

Our varied life enrichment programme keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities.

Plas y Dderwen Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Plas y Dderwen provides nursing care, residential care, and respite care.

For more information, please contact Sharon Herbert, Senior General Manager at Plas y Dderwen on 01267 221 235 or [email protected]