At The Chanters Care Home, we have reached out to members of the public to send our residents postcards. Activities coordinator, Lyndsey McBride posted the appeal to the Facebook group ‘Postcards of Kindness,’ which connects people with over 150 care homes in the UK.  The postcards help with reminiscence activities by getting residents to talk about the destinations that they have visited. So far residents have received over 50 postcards, with some from as far afield as India and Taiwan.

Sybil Downham, a resident at The Chanters, said; “Everybody used to send postcards. Once upon a time, no holiday was complete without a search for stamps or a long wait in a post office. Nowadays, mobile phones have overshadowed the humble postcard, which is a real shame.”

The Chanters have created a special ‘The Chanters’ postcard to reply to the cards received. It was designed using a photograph of the outside of home, in its summer glory, including flowers in bloom.

If you are yet to go on holiday, please do send a postcard to:

The Residents, The Chanters, Tyldesley Old Road, Atherton, Greater Manchester, M46 9AF

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