Autumn has arrived at Holmewood Residential Care Home in Cockermouth!

Autumn has arrived at Holmewood Residential Care Home in Cockermouth, with the leaves falling over the grounds and the darker evenings beginning to set in. We are hoping to be given some opportunities to enjoy the last of the delightful Cumbrian weather before Winter officially begins!

Celebrations at Holmewood Residential Care Home in Cockermouth

One of our lovely residents celebrated her 89th birthday with us this month, although a quiet affair in the current circumstances.  All at Holmewood were able to celebrate in style and friends and family flooded our letterbox with cards and gifts! Our lovely lady was the centre of attention, with a special birthday tea with cake and tipples! Not forgetting her favourite part of the day, a visit from her lovely daughter.

Warming Winter Feasts

As the colder weather sets in, we are beginning to truly appreciate the wonderful home-cooked hot meals at Holmewood. Residents have commented on the incredible Sunday Roasts which have been lovingly prepared each week by our in-house cooks. From traditional turkey to luxurious lamb, the roast dinners at Holmewood are second to none, and loved by all!

Fresh Faces and Fresh Attitudes at Holmewood Residential Care Home in Cockermouth

We have recently welcomed a new face to our team – our wonderful new Maintenance person, Paul! Paul has worked for his own business for many years and is looking for new challenges whilst enjoying a simpler pace of life.  He has been a breath of fresh air to us all – welcome! Paul is keen to sink his teeth into any possible task and is proving to be a hit with staff and residents alike! We look forward to all of our lovely residents, families and friends being able to see the developments that will be made with Paul’s proactive attitude and his brilliant work ethic.

Paul the lovely maintenance man at Holmewood Redsidential Care Hom

Videographer Visit to Holmewood

We were fortunate to have a videographer visit us at the end of September.  We now have some lovely footage of our home and grounds.  The ,nice chap also had a good chat residents and family members. Some excellent video captured, although the weather wasn’t quite what we had hoped for!  We look forward to sharing that footage with you all soon.

COVID-19 Updates for Holmewood

At Holmewood we remain committed to our weekly staff testing and monthly resident Coronavirus testing.  We are thrilled to still be testing negative consistently for all of our Holmewood family.  As a result of this we have been able to continue our restricted visiting, whilst maintaining the safety for all involved. These results are absolute proof of the dedication our staff and visitors have displayed to being as safe as possible in order to protect our residents and we are so thankful to all for their caution and care.

Christmas at Holmewood Residential Care Home in Cockermouth

We will be making every effort to continue our Christmas traditions at Holmewood.  We will be having our usual “Secret Santa”.  This is where staff to contribute towards gifts tailored to our residents wants and needs.  Also, we will aim to do some Christmas themed activities in the run-up to the big day. Although we do hope that the situation surrounding COVID-19 will be resolving, we understand that this year may be much different to any other we have had before.  All at Holmewood will do everything we possibly can to end this year on a high note and welcome the New Year with the view for a much brighter 2021.

We will be producing monthly updates from now on regarding what’s happening at Holmewood Residential Home near Cockermouth.  You can keep up with these on our website page or on facebook, so like us if you can!