Care home residents get the chance to ‘hit back’ at COVID

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Residents at a care home have celebrated their first part since lockdown by showing what they really think about COVID-19.

Staff at Mansfield Care’s Argyll House in Kilmarnock organised a COVID-19 Piñata and invited residents to give the traditional kids Mexican good luck figurine a ‘beating’ to mark the end of the tough restrictions.

Residents attending the home’s ‘masquerade’ ball were also able to swap their usual face coverings for elaborate face masks that had been specially designed for the event.

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Stephen Ranstead, Manager at Argyll House, said: “It’s been a challenging year for all of us so we introduced a COVID Piñata to help release any frustration caused by the pandemic and ultimately to have a bit of fun trying to break it and release the sweets inside.

“It’s fair to say the residents got very involved and enjoyed showing what they thought of COVID and the impact it has had on their lives.”

As well as a host of musical entertainment and party treats, to complete the ball’s theme, residents were also wearing personal masks that they designed for the event.

A competition was also held between care home managers, Stephen Ranstead from Argyll House and Fiona Hunter from Belhaven House, with residents judging who designed the best face mask.

Mansfield Care operates 11 care homes across Edinburgh Borders and the west of Scotland.

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