29 November 2017
Hallmark Care Homes to make residents’ Christmas wishes come true
Residents across the Hallmark family of homes will write their hearts desire on a star this December and enter our annual, Christmas wish-granting competition!
Over 1000 residents with support from our highly dedicated care team will be encouraged to participate in Hallmark Care Homes’ company-wide event, called Lucky Star.
Lucky Star, which is now in its third year, is a festive competition that runs from December 1st – January 6th and encourages residents to make a wish however big or small and then display it on a Christmas or wish tree within the home.
Each resident will have assistance to make a wish from our home’s nominated fairy godmother or godfather who will dress up and positively engage with the residents around Christmas time.
In the New Year, Hallmark Care Homes Managing Director, Avnish Goyal will review the wishes and will make at least two wishes come true from each of our 16 homes across England and Wales.
Wishes that were granted from last year’s competition include; reuniting a resident with her late husband’s WW2 diary and taking a 101 year old resident to watch musical theatre singer Alfie Boe in concert and be chauffeured to the venue in a Rolls Royce Phantom.
Hallmark Care Homes, Managing Director, Avnish Goyal said: “We decided to launch this competition, because we wanted to give our residents an opportunity to have something or do something they thought they’d never get a chance to do again. It could be anything from seeing their favourite show in the West End to visiting their place of birth or a long lost relative. It’s also a great reminiscence activity, particularly for our residents who live with dementia.
“All of our resident’s get Christmas presents from Hallmark on Christmas Day, but by getting to know what they would really like to do or have, gives us an opportunity to truly enhance their happiness and make a difference.
“We hope by making some of these wishes come true, we can expand on our current relationship-centred care approach and show how much we care.”
Regency House, our care home in Cardiff is one of the homes taking part and the home’s Lifestyle Leader, Tracy Hiscock is helping to co-ordinate the resident’s wishes.
Tracy said: “Lucky Star is an amazing opportunity for everyone to be involved in making a residents’ dream come true.
“It feels great to find out a person’s wish and being part of that journey is very fulfilling.”
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