Christmas Across Mayflower

January 13, 2021

Christmas is such a special time of year to so many of our residents, so to cap off what has been a difficult year, our teams went to town to make it as special and lively as can be!

Residents across our homes enjoyed visits and gifts from Santa. At Mayflower Brighton, Santa’s sleigh took the form of a powered trike – replacing his team of reindeer with something a little more suited to the Australian climate.

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Pictured above: Joyce was very clearly delighted by the surprise visit from Mrs Clause (AKA Helen) and Santa (AKA Debbie), and couldn't contain her lovely smile.

Our trike is a new addition and was gratefully funded by donations received earlier in 2020. We are so grateful to all who contributed towards this fundraiser and can’t wait to take residents on adventures outdoors very soon.

To help residents become acquainted, our team went door-to-door delivering gifts - making sure no-one missed out on a gift and quick chat with Santa and his helpers.

Gifts were selected for each person with an Australiana theme, in-keeping with the year’s ‘Australian Christmas’ decorations.

Brighton resident, Frank, loved the Australian Christmas theme best of all and supplied some Australian poetry, “I really enjoyed seeing the Australian animals, you have all done a marvelous job!” said Frank.

Our Reservoir residence enjoyed a special Christmas celebration in the days leading up to the big day. The afternoon included entertainment, favourite Christmas treats and gifts galore.

But the fun didn’t stop there. Family and friends also joined residents for Christmas lunch for a traditional turkey roast, spending the special day together, creating memories with love and laughter.

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Pictured above: Santas sleigh was surrounded by paparazzi, as he made his rounds.

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Pictured above: Alison was also delighted by the surprise, after seeing her photo, Alison said with a smile, "I was obviously very happy to see Santa,"

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Pictured above: This special time of year is extra special to Victor, and he just couldn’t wait to have his photo taken with the Christmas tree.

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Pictured above: Pauline enjoyed the special happy hour, and wished everyone a Merry Christmas

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Pictured above: Pam, along with Frank, also enjoyed the Australiana Themed Christmas Bridge

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Pictured above: The bridge was covered in Australian Flora and Fauna

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Pictured above: Tony with Helen and Debbie, during their Christmas afternoon tea.