Reindeer visit and youngsters create Christmas magic at Nursing Home

Hello dear! A special festive guest brought early Christmas excitement to a Telford Nursing Home.

Morris Care Centre in Wellington welcomed George the reindeer with his sleigh and handler Hugh Stewart from Blithbury Reindeer Lodge near Rugeley, to create a magical experience ahead of the big day.

Delighted residents patted and fed their Christmas visitor and were joined by excited youngsters from neighbouring Tortoise Nursery who sang ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ to welcome him.

The visit was organised by the Home’s Social Life Co-ordinators Paula Knight and Lorna Green who entered the fun by sporting antlers and shiny red noses.

Paula said: “George the reindeer was a big hit with everyone. It was a magical day and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. We organise a variety of activities to create engaging and memorable experiences for our residents and this was certainly a special one.

“We recognise the value of our residents socialising with the nursery children who visit the Home weekly. The benefits that intergenerational experiences bring to both residents and the children are fabulous, so it was very special for them to share the enjoyment of this occasion.”

Morris Care Centre is one of six Nursing Homes in Shropshire and Cheshire run by leading care provider and family business Morris Care. For more information on its services for the elderly and people living with dementia visit

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