Hazelwell tackles winter loneliness

Hes Hazelwell_WelcomeA care home in the Wirral dished up free Christmas dinners to elderly residents in the town in an effort to tackle what can be a lonely time of a year.

The Hazelwell, a new ‘all inclusive’, residential, nursing, palliative and respite care home in Heswall, organised the three-course charitable lunch followed by an afternoon of entertainment for those who may have ended up spending Christmas Day alone last year.

Guests enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and a glass of bubbly all prepared by head chef Steve Devenport.

Hes Hazelwell_ChefThe Hazelwell is a £5.5million-pound development built on the old site of the Cleaver Hospital and opened last summer. Its leisure facilities include a home cinema, salon and nail bar, gym, library and a stunning rooftop terrace with views over the River Dee.

The Hazelwell care home manager Liza Millington said: “Christmas can be a very lonely time for lots of people and many may have ended up spending it alone.

“Here at The Hazelwell, we wanted to do something for the community in the lead up to Christmas which would give elderly pensioners, who have no family around them, some companionship and festive cheer. It also gave them the chance to see what life at The Hazelwell is like.

“Residents and guests enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner and some made new friends. It was a memorable day with a great festive atmosphere.”

For more information call Liza on 0151 342 9654, email info@thehazelwell.com or visit www.thehazelwell.com