A group of young people from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Oxford decided to give something back to their local communities on Annual Global Youth Day (20 March) by donating food and books to employees at Spencer Court Care Home in Woodstock and Isis House Care Centre in Oxford, both operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT).
For volunteer Janet Lawrence, the first lockdown last March meant her regular weekly befriending visits to Larkrise Care Centre in Banbury had to cease temporarily. Knowing how much Janet’s visits mean to residents and to Janet herself, Larkrise Home Manager Lyndsay Sard asked if she would like to continue speaking to residents over Skype instead, which she has been doing ever since.
As Gold Cup fever hit Cheltenham, Edwardstow Court was determined that the pandemic wouldn’t keep one of their residents from her horses.
Albert has found his calling since joining OSJCT last year.
Celebrations to mark St Patrick’s Day were in full swing at Lake House, with homemade decorations adorning the home, themed activities and music, along with traditional Irish food and Guinness on the menu.
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