What a fantastic month it has been for the residents!
Through government guidelines we are now able to welcome 2 designated visitors in per resident, and they are able to be taken out for walks with a loved one to get some much-needed fresh air now the weather is getting better. It has made a massive impact on the residents and boosted moral being able to see their loved ones again and not just through the window.
We had the ladies of Moorfields enjoying the sunshine last week outside on the patio area soaking up the sun, roll on summertime when we can have garden parties for everyone, who does not love a bit of Vitamin D!
With the restrictions lifting slightly we have also been able to book the hairdresser to come back on site to give some much-needed haircuts and pampering, the staff have kept them pristine condition though with blow dry’s and painting nails and toenails. They really enjoy feeling glam.
Fun, games and crafting:
We have been doing numerous activities with the residents to keep them smiling from jigsaws to musical bingo, where they can win prizes of chocolate to jewellery. We also had a ‘Grease’ afternoon where we played the movie, then played the soundtrack to get them all jigging in their seats (a few couldn’t help themselves and got up to have a boogie!
In the spirit of spring and Easter the residents a few days of flower arranging, picture making and planting some cress seeds which grew nicely in the lovely bright dining room here at Moorfields, everything really did brighten up the home with an array of bright beautiful colours. Abba was a great choice of music also to get some exercise in through hand movements and dancing round the sitting room, we had to check Carol’s temperature afterwards, she had a real workout!
There have been two birthdays this month, not big ones but we still like to celebrate them all with a song, cake and candles and they all get to enjoy some cake and a cup of tea.
We all look forward to the coming months where everyone can see their loved ones and say goodbye to the last year, welcoming in 2021 at last!
Below is a poem from a dementia resident in another care home in Stratford-Upon-Avon, beautiful and apt words, now that all our residents have been fully vaccinated by our wonderful local doctor:
by Tony Ward
The call, next day – The Beacon, mask in place,
Allotted time, no queue, checked in, next space –
“In left, or right? Expose your upper arm”
The jab. Three weeks to wait, then free from harm.
The day draws nearer now, I see it clear,
That day will come, when Covid-free, no fear.
We’ll meet again, a hug, a cup of tea,
No screen, no PPE, just you and me.
With love from us all at Moorfields.
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