Langford View had a great start to the festive season when some special visitors attended their Christmas Jumper Day coffee morning: Father Christmas and two of his reindeer!

Dasher and Comet, two reindeer from Claydon Christmas Tree Farm in nearby Steeple Claydon, brought festive cheer to Langford View during their visit. Many of the residents had never seen reindeer before and remarked at how magical the animals were.

Father Christmas gave out presents that were organised by Home Instead Senior Care who run a gift giving scheme called ‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ and acquired the presents through the kind donation of the local Tesco store.

It was very much a community occasion: local families came along with their children who gave out chocolates to the residents and there were carols and mince pies to round off a very festive event.

Farida Ait-Tales, Langford View Home Manager, commented: “We were so happy to have the reindeer visit us. The sheer joy on the residents’ faces was wonderful to see. Here at OSJCT we like to create an environment of engaging and memorable experiences for our residents. The residents were able to stroke the reindeer and feed them. It was also so nice to see the community drop in and join in on the event. It was a much-enjoyed lovely morning for all.”

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