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Jill 28th Dec 2020 Artist - Workshop Practitioner
Due to not having any entertainers in we decided to do two services.
The Light for a Life on the 22nd Dec involved writing messages to loved ones on paper angels for our tree and the residents each did a Christmas themed poetry reading with carols.
On the 24th Dec we had our own carol service, a similar format with the residents doing their own short of winter poem readings and Carols.
I set up a table and candles to set the scene. It was such a nice thing to do to make them feel involved.
We have two lounges so the service was repeated in the afternoon. I baked two Christmas cakes and served that with afternoon tea.
It was brilliant to do and our manager filmed the services and put it on our family app.
Another idea we started this season was to create artwork for the residents and visitor meeting area.
It not only gives a real focus in crafts but also cheers everyone up in these difficult times.
Susan 28th Dec 2020 Activity Director
Wow Jill
This sounds great
Do you have any ideas you want to share for January??
Solange 28th Dec 2020 Diversional Therapist
Excellent ideas Jill! Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!
Jill 31st Dec 2020 Artist - Workshop Practitioner
My residents have suggested that we run a regular friendship group to gather in the lounges. They want to share poems, stories, something light hearted.
Our residents want to run the group themselves and I will facilitate.
Will keep you posted to how it develops.
Susan 31st Dec 2020 Activity Director
Hi Jill
This would be fantastic if it works out
You can always modify it if necessary
Gigi 7th Jan 2021 Director of Recreation Therapy
you are allowed to have gatherings? And candles?
Where are you?
Jill 7th Jan 2021 Artist - Workshop Practitioner
Our residents (long term) are two metres apart.
Our nursing manager designed they layout of the room.
Do you have the same Gigi?
Susan 8th Jan 2021 Activity Director
Hi Gigi
Jill is in the United Kingdom

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