Larchwood Life Newsletter – Winter 2021 Edition

Over the last few months, Larchwood Care teams have been ensuring their residents can embrace the seasonal joys of autumn and winter.

Traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for our homes, this quarter’s newsletter is all about engaging with local communities, celebrations and a bit of animal magic!

Engaging with Our Communities

Larchwood Care Homes are proud to be actively involved in their local communities. Close links with local groups and organisations are a valuable way to keep people connected to the local area. Many of our homes have regular intergenerational events where local pre-school and school-age children are invited to spend time with residents. This promotes good wellbeing and enhances social skills for both age groups. It also brings a lot of joy to all involved. In this edition of the newsletter, you’ll read how one home was thrilled to welcome their ‘little visitors’ back in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

A Friend in Steed

The autumn months saw another welcome return to many Larchwood Care Homes, all with four legs, some fluffy, some excitable! Pet therapy has long been a favourite activity for the people we support. It is particularly beneficial for those living with dementia. While some of our homes have had their own pets to bring joy to their residents, others have been trying out virtual pet therapy. This edition of Larchwood Life reveals the buzz in our care homes where furry friends returned in person for the first time. A horse even made an appearance in one care home’s garden!

The Joys of Autumn

Scarecrows and harvest festivals have a fond place in the memories of many of our residents. This year, we wanted to ensure all of our staff and residents had the opportunity to rekindle childhood memories with the first annual Larchwood Scarecrow competition. We asked all Larchwood Care homes to create the best scarecrow, with a fish and chip supper for
the winning home’s residents and team up for grabs. Follow the link below to read the latest issue and discover this year’s top 3 and find out who won.

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