Thank you to “Friends of Woodleigh” Charity for supporting our auction night. Over £300 was raised for events, entertainers and other special surprises for our residents.
Today we were joined the young people from Inspire Learning -Westfield Folk House.
This group of young 17-22 year olds are currently studying for a Certificate “Introduction to the hospitality industry”. As part of this they had to cater for a group of 10 or more people by preparing and hosting a buffet. This they did very well. We had lots of tea and the cakes were beautiful, they went down a treat. We asked them to join us, and we chatted over lunch. This was finished off by a game of Bingo. Well done John and Carol – our winners. But to be honest – we were all winners as we had a great afternoon
Scary, intimidating, confusing and a feeling of vulnerability the Virtual Dementia Tour is a ‘must have’ training for every care professional or family member who wants to understand dementia by walking in the shoes of a person with the disease.
This week we welcomed the Virtual Dementia Tour to Woodleighcare and offered the experience to all staff, relatives and other professionals who support our residents.
The feedback was incredible! – “I had not understood what it really felt like”. “I understand so much better now.”
It has now been published that dementia kills more people than Heart Disease or Cancer and therefore is the largest cause of death in the UK. Indeed statistics show that one in three people that were born in the UK in 2015 are expected to die from dementia. With these statistics, it is vital that we continually improve the quality of training and start to focus on what dementia is like for the person rather than just the care giver. The Virtual Dementia Tour was invented 20 years ago in America by world renowned professional PK Beville . The Virtual Dementia Tour is medically and scientifically proven to be the closest that we can give a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like.
Easter is a time for celebration for everyone. Every resident and member of staff have received an Easter Egg and all families and friends are invited to join in the celebrations over the Easter period.
Our chaplain, Helen Curzon, led services on Good Friday and Easter Day at both Woodleigh Christian Care Home and Baily House.
On Sunday we were joined by Rev Linda and Helen for our Easter service followed by communion.
At Baily House Helen was joined by the Rev Bob Jones to lead communion.
We all know Rachel (one of our ambitions and activities team) loves to talk. But to raise money for our residents fund – “The Friends of Woodleigh Registered Charity” – she stopped talking for a whole day.
We don’t know how she did it – but she did!
Rachel Jacks managed not to speak for a whole 6 hour shift and managed to raise £300 for the residents fund.
The “Friends” have raised thousands of pounds over the last 30 years for extra events and special memories, such as helping residents to go on holiday, or giving gifts at Christmas or Mother’s and Father’s day, Easter and other special times. Also, to support outings.
Well done Rachel.