With the COVID restrictions lifting, our residents are finally able to get out and about. Our team have worked their socks off through the pandemic to bring fun and variety to resident’s lives, but many have missed those community connections. So it has been wonderful to once again be able to accompany residents on day trips.
Where did we venture out and about?
Pre-pandemic, Judith loved going to her local M&S to meet up with her daughter and have a browse. We were thrilled to be out with Judith once more. She treated herself to a new top and pair of trousers and we had a good chin wag over coffee and banana cake. Just to have that change of scene, to natter over the new fashions and see people milling about. Such a tonic.
“You’re never too old to join your local Library” were the words of Edna who had a trip out in search of some of her favourite books. The destination was Bewdley Library, where she chatted to staff and collected her Library Membership Card. At the age of 102 she is quite possibly their oldest and yet newest member! She was delighted with the range of books and the choice of genres. We spent some time putting together a selection to sign out for bedtime reading. Afterwards, we enjoyed a stroll down to the riverfront before heading to St Georges Hall café for coffee and walnut cake and a cappuccino.
Barbara took our resident Wendy on a trip to Kidderminster for a spot of shopping. So uplifting to be out and about, browsing the rails and watching the world go by in the café.
Another resident chose Hopleys Farm Shop for a trip out. Lovely to be back at this favourite haunt to browse the Scandi homewares and fresh artisan produce. And a natter in from of the woodburner with tea and cake. Just perfect.