Wellbeing support for carers, a virtual support session.
Following on from our Living Well with Dementia session, our Admiral Nurse team will be hosting a virtual event and Q and A session providing carers with wellbeing support and tips on caring for themselves whilst caring for others. Admiral Nurses are registered nurses who specialise in dementia care and work collaboratively with families and care providers, sharing their expertise and giving them the support and skills needed. Join us on Thursday 4th February 2:30- 3:45pm, click here to register.
Dorothy vaccinated on her 96th birthday
Dorothy, a resident at Apple Trees received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on 31 December, also her 96th birthday. Dorothy said it didn't hurt at all.
Other residents and staff from the Grantham care home also had their vaccination on the same day.
Donna sings for Bill's birthday
We celebrated Marston Court resident Bill's 86th birthday by welcoming his favourite entertainer, Donna Chalcraft, to sing for him on the big screen.
Bill had a lovely birthday Skype call with his family and lots cards and presents. Happy birthday Bill!
Clap for heroes
We celebrated all frontline key workers with the #clapforheroes last night. Real superheroes don't wear capes, they wear masks and work in care homes, hospitals and schools! 👏💪🦸♂️🦸♀️❤️
First quiz of 2021
Windsor Street Care Centre, Cheltenham, held their first quiz of the year the week, which everybody enjoyed playing. The self-titled 'Dunces' team were pitched against the 'Sunflowers' and came out winning. Well done to all who took part.
Millbrook Lodge’s new minibus
Thanks to fundraising and donations from supporters Millbrook Lodge now owns a new minibus. The bus will transport residents to medical appointments, and when safe to do so, on trips to resident’s favourite destinations.
£11,000 was raised during 2020 to cover the cost of the minibus and some external signage. The minibus was delivered to the home in December.
Deputy Manager, Hayley Taylor, said: “What an achievement! This opportunity would not have been possible without all the support received. On behalf of Millbrook Lodge employees and residents we would like to say a huge heartfelt thank you to all those who have made this possible.”