New wish tree for care home residents

NILALM110223C1 - Rutland manor care home dignity activty week. Betty and Bryan cope make a wish on the wish tree
NILALM110223C1 - Rutland manor care home dignity activty week. Betty and Bryan cope make a wish on the wish tree

RESIDENTS at an Ilkeston care home have had an activity-filled five days as part of a programme to mark Dignity Action Day including a new wish tree.

People living at the Heanor Road home were pampered on Monday, wrote and read poetry on Tuesday, made wishes on the tree on Wednesday, had pets visit on Thursday and celebrated with a dinner party on Friday.

Mandy Reeves works at the home.

She said: “We’ve launched the wish tree so that residents can write down their requests and hang them up.

“Staff, relatives and friends will try and make the wishes come true.”

Rose Woods, who organises activities at the home, she said: “We always try and involve the residents in deciding on activities and they had great fun coming up with ideas.

“They really enjoyed planning the week and looking forward to all of the different things that were going on.”

Dignity Action Day saw events organised at care homes across the country on Wednesday February 25.