Positive News from Wessex Care – October 2020
Here at Wessex Care, many of our residents and staff have experienced first-hand, some of the difficulties faced by those undergoing hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As we move into the colder months, we realise how trying this time of year can be for many people generally as the days get shorter and the weather changes. For these reasons, we are continuing to promote the positive news from inside our care homes, care centres and teams of incredible people that continue to care for our residents, community clients and each other.
In this month’s round-up of positive care news, we have enjoyed some ‘new’ activities (technically old activities that we were able to bring back for residents and staff alike, to enjoy) and have some inspiring stories from residents that will hopefully make you smile.
Barbara and Margot
During a reminiscence session, Barbara just happened to mention that she danced ballet with Margot Fontaine!
Musical Events in the Garden
‘Dancing Dave’ - local singer, musician and all round ‘top geezer’ Dave Dawson visited us recently in September for a Garden Gig and made everyone smile with his high energy. Not only was he a Frank Sinatra tribute act, his musical background is on the punk scene!
Mike Sidaway also visited for another Garden Gig back when the weather was a bit warmer and we could all socially distance in the garden. Mike on the mic, busted a few moves and got everyone in the garden moving at Kimberly West. We love musical days!
Dancing Reyes Leads the Way
Wessex Care resident and dancing fanatic Reyes, shows the staff how it’s done. We often enjoy dancing sessions which are full of fitness, fun and feeling good.
Bill’s Big Birthday
Wessex Care resident Bill recently celebrated the beginning of his hundredth trip around the sun! We have a centenarian in our midst! Bill’s friend came for a birthday visit in our dedicated visiting area and reunited him with an old portrait photo of his family (the picture is of Bill’s parents).
Nanci gets Poetic
Wessex Care resident Nanci, recently found her muse and created a poem she entitled ‘Beautiful’, on-the-spot. Her inspiration was an image of Wimborne Beeches that we were looking at during a reminiscing session and Nanci’s poem was featured in the new Wessex Care newsletter for residents, families and staff. (To find out more about our newsletter and to receive a copy, please get in touch with our team).
I remember going on that road
I went there with my friend
So many things
I came across someone
Making metal hens
I’ve always loved trees
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