Holding hands with mum
“Thank you for the visit on Friday. It was lovely to see mum again.” Linda holds hands with her mum, Alex, a resident at Willowcroft in Salisbury, for the first time in over 12 months.
The Lakes Care Centre support isolated individuals at home
The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney joined up with their local church and other local organisations to deliver treats to those living along during lockdown.
The concept was funded by both Gloucestershire Older Persons Association and Age UK. It was to give a gift of an afternoon tea box to isolated individuals living at home.
The Lakes care Centre made some gorgeous yarn birds and provided butter and jams for the scones. Anna, one of the homes lovely volunteers collected the yarn birds on behalf of the church so they could be added to the boxes.
The afternoon tea boxes and the lovely birds were very well received by everyone who was lucky enough to receive one of the 10 boxes.
Mothers' Day bouquets
For Mothering Sunday, each female resident at Larkrise received some lovely flowers, and they also enjoyed an afternoon tea and each received a card from the home.
Communication & the impact of memory loss, a virtual event
Following on from our Living Well with Dementia and Wellbeing Support for Carers sessions, join our Admiral Nurses, specialists in dementia care, for a talk and Q and A session on how to communicate with a loved one who is living with dementia.
The session will focus on how communication changes due to dementia and memory loss and the impact this may have on behaviour and relationships and also explore ways to effectively communicate with your loved one.
Join us on Thursday 25th March 2:30- 3:45pm, click here to register
Visits from loved ones
We are so pleased to facilitate visits from friends and family again, under government guidance. Here's resident Keith receiving a visit from his daughter, Jane - they were excited to see each other!
A gift from Bath Radio makes residents' day!
Goodson Lodge residents have been enjoying playing with their new Smart Speaker courtesy of Bath Radio. Residents are able to request songs to be played on Bath Radio via an App.
They have requested their favourite songs through the daily 'Senior Moments' show and Bath Radio's automated 50s music is aired Monday to Saturday 4pm-6pm. Residents have enjoyed listening to and reminiscing about their favourite songs.
The speakers will be used by the Activities Team at Goodson Lodge to provide entertainment. Pat Grugeon said: “The speaker will benefit our residents by invoking memories of favourite songs so that they can reminisce about the music and the memories attached to them. It is lovely that everyone has the opportunity to request their favourite songs.”