This year’s ‘Forever Young’ Christmas party at Notre Dame saw 23 older adults enjoying an afternoon of good food and excellent entertainment thanks to our Lay Chaplain and kind students.
All the visitors who came along are part of Caring Together, a local Neighbourhood Network Scheme providing activities, advice and practical support to people over 55 in the Woodhouse, Little London and the city centre areas.
When they arrived on November 28, our students pulled out all the stops to create a wonderful atmosphere of Christmas cheer. They sung, danced, and chatted to our visitors, who took part in a game of bingo and joined in with a number of traditional carols. Santa even popped in, taking time out of his busy schedule to deliver gifts to the older adults who attended.
Lisa Argyle, Community Resilience Worker at Caring Together, said the party was, “wonderful and a great way to start the festive season.”
Thank you to all the Notre Dame students and staff who helped to make this event such a success, demonstrating the virtues of service and compassion.
Please note: Notre Dame is committed to helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The activities described above match Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-being. Visit our website for more details.