As the festive season draws near, it was Fairhaven’s opportunity to deliver some Christmas cheer!
Christmas can be a period of mixed emotions for our residents, many of whom live alone and will often remember Christmas past and look forward to spending some time with their families.
One highlight of their festive calendar is Fairhaven’s annual Christmas party, where resident can enjoy a three course dinner with all the trimmings and maybe to odd glass of wine, or a sherry or two! The usual feast sees our community centres packed to capacity and all hands on deck to ensure that every whim is catered for.
However, owing to the ever present coronavirus, this year’s festivities cannot proceed as normal. Whilst our community centres remain closed, and our residents continue to shield, there can no Christmas party.
Worry not, as the fantastic staff at Fairhaven have committed to ensure that Christmas is not cancelled! Throughout this week and next, we will deliver Christmas lunch to each of our 200 residents who ordered one. Well if the residents can’t come to the Christmas party, then why can’t the Christmas party come to them?
It is testament to the organisation and dedication of the Fairhaven team that they can ensure a scrumptious Christmas lunch is delivered to our residents. It is even more impressive that our residents who live on sites without a communal restaurant, or catering facilities didn’t miss out. These residents enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch hamper delivered to their door.
However, meal delivery is nothing new to the Fairhaven team. Throughout the pandemic our staff have worked tirelessly to deliver lunches to our residents, many whom place great value on a warm and wholesome meal delivered to their door on a daily basis. We have delivered well in excess of 4000 meals since March, and we will continue to deliver meals to our residents until restrictions ease and we are able to re-open our restaurants.
With the rollout of a vaccine, we look forward to a brighter year ahead where we can enjoy social gatherings and end the prolonged isolation that we have all endured. So with that promise, we hope you all stay safe and have a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year!