Wow what a year its been here at Wordsworth House for activities.I must start off by saying a massive thankyou to everyone in the community in Swanage for giving up there free time over the festive period to come to our home and entertain our wonderful residents.We would like to thank the Swanage Girl Guides,The vicar of st Marys,The Emmanual Church,The May Day singers,The Swanage Town Band,The Swanage Disabled Club for all our transport through out the year,Di Castle,The Swanage School for your fab community Tea Party and The Lord Wimbourne pub in poole for accomodating us for our pub lunch and shopping trip.
We have had a very busy December here at Wordsworth with lots of festive activities aswell as a very popular trip to the pub followed by shopping in poole.The residents also enjoyed there annual Christmas lights trip which took us around Swanage,Corfe castle,Langton Matravers and a wild goose chase over in wool.The residents did a fabulous job making chocolate truffles while themselfs enjoying frothy hot chocolate and marshmallows as well as mince pies and mulled wine.I would also like to say a personal thankyou to all the my collegues who have helped out throught out 2017 with all the trips without you guys and many of you who do give up your precious days off we are not able to go to all the many different places which is such a very important part of life within a carehome to be able to take our residents out so Thankyou so much !!!
so with a new year upon us 2018 will bring in some exciting new activities aswell as a new adventure for myself which involves a dedicated dementia day.My hope is to be able to work more closely along side residents who have dementia to be able to unlock some memories and make there days a little bit more enjoyable.I also hope to be a first port of call for any families who may need some help and advice about dementia or just an ear to listen to them as we all know dementia is a very devastating disease and many families are unsure of where they can get some help and reasurance that they are doing everything possible for there loved ones.
Finally i hope you have all had a wonderful christmas and that 2018 is full of health and happiness to you all.
Take care from all the staff here at Wordsworth House.