Chinese New Year…

Chinese New Year is fast approaching – and with it comes a host of superstitions that will apparently dictate how the next 12 months will play out for each of us.

Washing clothes, using scissors and sweeping floors are some of the easier omens to sidestep.  According to Chinese superstition, doing any of these on Feb 12 – the day Chinese New Year falls in 2021 – will lead to bad luck for the entire coming year. But it isn’t all doom and gloom: 2021 is the Year of the Ox, an animal that  symbolises strength and determination.The Telegraph, 9th February 2021.

At Redcroft care home in Bournemouth, Chinese New Year has been celebrated by residents and our team via an industrious and creative whole-wall work of art. Mandy Sinnick, assistant home manager, said, ‘Creative workshops have been planned through Redcroft’s own Learning Hub and house meetings. It has been great fun holding such meetings and we’ve seen great skill, creativity and input by everyone.

‘Nora Grant, support worker, took full use of this opportunity to showcase her formidable artistry skills to help create standalone pieces. With a little creativity and encouragement, everyone has found their own niche and rolled with it. With her calm and supportive approach, Nora’s help and guidance has been fabulous! It has been demonstrated that everyone, through their own artwork pieces, really does have an inner arty-crafty side. Well done, everyone, for an awesome Chinese New Year display…Let the planning begin for the next one!’ — Mandy Sinnick, Redcroft.

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