Hunts care home residents are 'movie stars' as video is social media hit

Hunters Down Care Home residents spread cheer in their 'Wash Your Hands' video.

Hunters Down Care Home residents spread cheer in their 'Wash Your Hands' video. - Credit: Hunters Down

A heart-warming video showing residents at a Huntingdon care home wash their hands and get their jabs has been viewed more than 700 times on social media. 

Hunters Down Care Home, in Hartford Road, filmed the project with residents and staff to remind people to do their bit in stopping the spread of Covid-19. 

The video called “Wash Your Hands” was shared online on Tuesday (June 1) - and has gained hundreds of views in a matter of days. 

Care home staff say it makes residents feel like “movie stars”. 

The video shows residents spending time in the garden two metres apart, reminiscing looking at family photos and spending quality time with carers. 

The home said: “As lockdown eases and restrictions are slowly being lifted, we would like to remind everyone to continue playing their part to stop the spread of the virus.  

“It is more crucial than ever to follow the rules and have good hand hygiene. What better way to relay this message than creating a music video? 

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“Residents love to take part in videos and when they see Kristine, lifestyle coordinator, they quite often say, “are you going to video us singing and dancing? 

Hunters Down Care Home residents spread cheer in their 'Wash Your Hands' video.

Hunters Down Care Home residents spread cheer in their 'Wash Your Hands' video. - Credit: Hunters Down

Care home manager Jayne came up with the lyrics and says the catchy tune can often be heard being sung by residents. 

“As the saying goes, practice makes perfect and the residents love to repeat the songs and the actions,” she said. 

“They all have such a wonderful time which you can tell by the laughter that drifts around the corridors, saying they feel like movie stars.”  

Words of the song 

Wear your mask when out with others 

And wash your hands 

Stay two meters away 

Now wash your hands 

Wipe all surfaces when you can 

Be sensible with your gran 

Abide by the travel ban 

And wash your hands 

Getting the flu shot will help 

And wash your hands 

Have your vaccine times two 

Now sanitiser does work 

But this virus still may lurk 

How it loves to live in dirt 

Now wash your hands 

You can go out now and shop 

But wash your hands 

Eat and socialise outside 

But wash your hands 

We all miss our friends and family 

Wish we could hug them all daily 

For now, let’s be careful 

And wash our hands 

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