Every quarter, MHA hosts an event that brings residents, members and colleagues from across the charity together for a week of activities. This quarter we’ve been celebrating Harvest Festival, with activities ranging from making scarecrows, creating autumn displays, playing games and of course, harvesting fruits and vegetables and sowing new ones for next year. 

At Abbey Park care home in Coventry, residents’ scarecrows were judged by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. One of our resident Gweneth Enrico, 82, said “This week has been lovely. We enjoyed making scarecrows out in the garden and having scones served to us by Aunt Sally. I had the best birthday, I got to have my photograph taken with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.”

Residents at Harwood Court in Northumberland made miniature scarecrows with Activity Co-ordinator Ann Callan and Chaplain Emma Satchell. They had tropical smoothies, shared a bible cake which was made by the home’s cook using one of our resident's personal recipes and celebrated communion together.

At Ty Gwyn in Penarth, residents and colleagues decided to buy food for a harvest display which then went to a good cause. After celebrating a traditional harvest festival, the residents decided that all the donations would go to Helping Hands Penarth Food Pod.

Our OneMHA events also give our head office colleagues the opportunity to go out to our homes and schemes as volunteers, allowing them to experience life in our Care Homes. Social Media Specialist, Beth Wilson said “I hope the volunteering days continue at MHA as I think it's a great opportunity to get out there and meet our colleagues, residents and members - a great reminder of all we do to enable people to Live Later Life Well”

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