The two retirement schemes took part in the Elderflower
Challenge craft event, which is an old ExtraCare tradition. The
challenge set this time was to decorate a table mat using scraps of
paper, card, ribbon and any other materials that residents had
Camoys Court in Cobridge hosted the event, and even provided tea
and homemade cakes for their visitors after the crafting was
finished. The best table mat received a prize, and the two groups
finished their day with a quiz.
Eight residents from each scheme took part, along with four
volunteers and three members of staff.
St Dominic's Court Activities Co-ordinator Eileen Hargreaves
said that her residents always enjoy meeting up with their
neighbours from Camoys Court.
"We do try to join up together on as many events as possible,"
she said. "It was fun to join in sharing an old event which used to
be a favourite in ExtraCare."
ExtraCare's Stoke-on-Trent retirement village, Berryhill
Village, also often joins in with events involving St Dominic's and
Camoys Court. The three ExtraCare properties are planning to host
an Olympic Fun Day at Berryhill Village next month, where all three
will compete against each other in various games.
Picture: Residents from the two schemes enjoyed the
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