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 Chinese New Year celebrations at Chesterfield care homes

Chinese New Year celebrations at Chesterfield care homes

By 20th February, 2018 Press Releases No Comments

CHINESE New Year was celebrated at two Chesterfield care homes by elderly residents, staff and visitors.

They joined more than a billion Chinese worldwide marking the annual Spring Festival.

Staff at Holmewood and Barnfield care homes dressed in traditional East Asian clothing and cooked up a feast of Chinese food for residents.

On the menu included chicken chow mein, vegetable stir fry, spring rolls, rice, prawn crackers and fortune cookies.

The residents also took part in a Chinese lantern making workshop, with their creations put on display while they enjoyed their meal.

Alison Riley, home manager at Barnfield Care Home in Chesterfield, said: “Chinese New Year has become an international celebration, not just marked in China but around the world.

“We wanted to take part this year and treat our residents to a day of China related activities followed by a delicious meal of Chinese food.”

Kathleen Richardson, home manager at Holmewood Care Home, added: “Chinese New Year was a great opportunity to give our residents a real taste of the Orient.

“Staff at both homes got into the spirit of the day and dressed in traditional clothing. They all looked amazing and everyone had a wonderful day.”

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