Featherton House Care Home residents and staff in the dining room ready for their Chinese New Year banquet.

Deddington Care Home Rings In Chinese New Year

Deddington-based care home Featherton House rang in Chinese New Year with a magnificent afternoon of celebrations.

Exploring other countries and cultures remains an integral part of our home’s activity plans. Many of the residents at Featherton House are well travelled and love to share stories of their adventures with one another.

Celebrations like Chinese New Year provide a perfect opportunity to discover new cultures, and in particular, different cuisines! To celebrate the year of the ox, residents of the care home near Banbury were treated to a special Chinese meal. The banquet included a variety of tasty dishes and fortune cookies. The menu included beef and black bean sauce, soy sauce noodles and of course, some crispy spring rolls.

The delicacies were clearly a firm favourite amongst the residents. At the end of the banquet, there were lots of empty plates!

Learning About Chinese Culture

In the week leading up to the celebration, the home’s activity sessions explored Chinese culture and traditions. The Featherton House residents particularly enjoy craft activities and spent an afternoon making Chinese lanterns and other decorations in readiness for their banquet.

As part of their celebrations, the home also did a quiz on China. While one of the residents who used to teach French and understands languages taught everyone how to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Chinese. The home also had Chinese music playing on Alexa during their activities to really set the scene.

Gemma Hull, activities coordinator at Featherton House, said: “Chinese New Year seemed like a fab occasion to celebrate and enjoy, any excuse here to get crafty and celebrate. The residents particularly enjoyed trying all the different dishes prepared by our wonderful chef, it was a chance to try and enjoy something a little different.”

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