Let there be colour! Woking care home residents celebrate Holi festival

Residents at a care home in Woking marked the Hindu festival of Holi with an afternoon celebrating Hindu culture.
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Residents at Care UK’s Greenview Hall, on Streets Heath, took part in the festival of colour, which marks the start of spring and honours the triumph of good over evil.

As part of the celebrations, residents learned about Hinduism and the origins of the festival, before enjoying a traditional, including traditional Punjabi samosa, sel roti, momo an Indian delicacy, aloo tikki, onion bhaji, chole bhatari, jalebi, a traditional Indian sweet. It was served with a traditional Indian drink mango lasssi, all homemade by the home’s Head Chef Ajay and his team.

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Later, everyone was treated to a special performance from Munde Punjab De Ltd, a Bollywood and Bhangra dance group that had residents tapping their feet and dancing along.

Care UK's Greenview Hall celebrated the Holi festival | Picture: submittedCare UK's Greenview Hall celebrated the Holi festival | Picture: submitted
Care UK's Greenview Hall celebrated the Holi festival | Picture: submitted

Commenting on the event, resident, Marie McKenzie said: “It was a fantastic event, I learnt a lot about why Holi is celebrated. The whole day was amazing, I enjoyed the Bollywood dancers the most, they were brilliant! My daughter even joined them to try the dance moves herself as she loves visiting India for holidays.”

Meera Govindapillai, General Manager at Greenview Hall, said: “We all enjoyed taking part and learning about the traditions of the Holi festival and Hindu culture.

“At Greenview Hall, we’re committed to ensuring our home is a welcoming and supportive place for everyone, where residents can practise and celebrate their culture – and Holi was the perfect occasion to learn more about Hindu culture and traditions.

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“The team created such a memorable day for the residents, I’d like to thank Munde Punjab De Ltd who gave a spectacular performance!”

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, Greenview Hall, incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities. The home provides full-time residential care, nursing care, dementia care and respite care. The layout of the building is configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.

To find out more about Greenview Hall, contact Home Admissions Advisor Kim Wyllie at [email protected] or call 01483 610870 or visit careuk.com/greenview-hall

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