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Christmas cheer at West Oak

24th January 2007

Residents at Barchester's West Oak care home in Berkshire were treated to a series of festive events this Christmas.

Christmas day saw a visit from Wokingham's mayor, Dianne King.

There was a Christmas lunch with drinks and nibbles, as well as music and gift-giving.

"Downstairs in the Elms Unit, which houses people with dementia, the staff dressed up as pixies, which was really good," said activities coordinator Janet Peterson.

A singer provided entertainment and Father Christmas made an appearance, bestowing gifts on West Oak residents.

The elderly residents upstairs did not miss out on the fun – they were treated to live performances of "all the old songs".

"I always bring in entertainment and book it a year in advance," Ms Peterson said.

The West Oak care home was established in 1993 and provides nursing services for older people, specialist dementia care services and convalescent and post-operative care.