DIWALI was celebrated by Ellesmere Port care home residents – with many learning about the five-day Festival of Lights for the first time.
Residents living at Aaron Court Care Home, on Princes Road, had a week of Diwali activities to better understand the celebration marked by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world every year.
Throughout the week they created salt dough candles, made flatbreads, created Diwali decorations, and tried on traditional clothes.
Resident Debbie Grice, 83, said: “It has been really interesting learning about this festival. I had never heard of it but feel I have learnt a lot this week.”
Julie Painter, activities coordinator at Aaron Court Care Home, said: “The residents really enjoyed learning about Diwali as many hadn’t heard of it before.
“The residents are always keen to learn about new cultures, events and celebrations, despite their age.
“Alongside increasing their understanding and knowledge of the world, it can introduce them to many new and fun activities, like those we have enjoyed throughout the week of Diwali.”