An Irvine Care Home is to open its doors to two elderly members of the local community to ensure they will not have to eat alone this Christmas Day.
Kind-hearted staff at Bupa’s Fullarton care home, in Irvine, will welcome the two members of the local community, facing the prospect of a Christmas on their own, to enjoy a traditional lunch and an afternoon filled with festivities and companionship.
The home will play host to the guests, who will join its residents as they tuck into a classic festive feast of turkey and roast potatoes with all the trimmings.
Michelle King, Home Manager at Bupa’s Fullarton Care Home, hopes the gesture will go some way towards helping reduce isolation among the elderly during the festive season.
Michelle said: “Christmas can be a lonely time of year for many people – especially the elderly – and we believe the provision of care should be demonstrated to all, particularly during the holiday season.
“So we thought we would open our doors on Christmas Day in order to offer the two members of our elderly community a place where they can enjoy festive food and fun in the company of others.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer the gift of companionship this year and we are all looking forward to welcoming some new faces into the care home. I know the residents in particular are excited to have new friends around the dinner table.”