Avonbourne Care Centre looks back on 2021
As another year draws to a close, we look back on the last 12 months and look forward to 2022.
We began the year looking very familiar, in another lockdown. It’s been so hard for everyone with the pressures and stresses we’ve all faced, though we have done our best to put everything going on in the world to one side and focus on having as much fun as we can. Here, we look back on some of the good times we’ve had this year.
Good food always keeps the spirits up, and we’ve made sure to include lots of sweet treats in our activities. With some keen bakers among us, there is always something tasty to have with a cup of tea.
We’ve kept fit and healthy through lots of dancing, and armchair fitness classes. Live music is always a favourite with our residents and many will happily take to the floor or the mic and perform themselves. It does create a wonderful atmosphere!
Having the support of family and friends is so important, and we’re very grateful to our local community and volunteers who have played their part in some of our favourite moments from 2021. We’ve had lots of beautiful flowers to arrange, and back in the summer for our Trust in Bloom competition, two local nurseries as well as family and employees joined us in upcycling bottles to make our own flowers to decorate the grass at the front of the home.
Once restrictions allowed, we started getting out and about a bit more. The excitement of live sport was something some residents had really missed so being able to see them amongst the crowd was wonderful for our team. We’ve also been on trips in the local area, like the airfield, or out to a garden centre.
Of course, there was time for reflection too. We joined homes across the Trust on 23 March in the National Day of Reflection to remember , and to show support for everyone grieving and affected by bereavement. And in November, we marked Remembrance Day with some beautiful flower arrangements and activities in the home.
Thank you to you all, and we wish everyone who’s a part of the Avonbourne extended family a very merry Christmas and a happy 2022!