Our cherished residents here at Acorn Court have received so many letters and gifts from local children and relatives alike during this unsettling time of social distancing and lockdown, to let them know that, even though they are apart, they are not alone. It brought so much joy to us all when we received incredible artwork by the school children who usually visit and read to us.
As well as these artistic gifts, we’ve been sent homemade cookies from friends and have been overwhelmed by the generosity of donations from local businesses, who have surprised us with everything from crates of drinks to hand cream, for both our carers and residents to enjoy!
We were particularly heartened when our residents were gifted intricately hand-knitted blankets from a friend of the home. What a lovely surprise and very much welcomed as we transition from Spring to Summer weather! It has been these gestures, from local friends and companies alike, that have truly touched us; the effort the local community has gone to, to stay connected and let our residents know they are still a much-loved part of this neighbourhood, has strengthened our bond even tighter than ever.
And we were all overjoyed when our very own central office at Carebase sent over treats for our carers and resident to enjoy; one day it was an ice cream van, the next it was a surprise batch of lollipops and snow cones! Such simple gestures to let us know we are, as ever, in their hearts and minds – they were greatly appreciated and went down a treat!