Reminiscence Based Virtual Reality

Reminiscence based virtual reality is a special therapy using a virtual reality headset. It shows our residents scenes of Sheffield as clear as day, helping them to remember happy times from their childhood or youth. Virtual reality can be a big benefit to people who struggle with their memory. It’s also great fun! We love how accessible new technology is becoming and how anyone can enjoy it.

It triggered a lot of stories and anecdotes and we found the experience to be so positive that we’ve booked another session in September.

Summer Fayre Fun

Our Summer Fayre was a big hit! We enjoyed hook-a-duck, a tombola, raffle, guess the weight of the cake, guess the name of the bear, and some of our residents made some lovely goodies for everyone to share. At the end of the day, Alex John sung for us and we had a dance. Luckily the weather was glorious.

Thanks to you, we raised over £400 for our activities fund!

 

Here’s a gallery of our residents keeping busy making lemon curd, pickled beetroot and other treats in preparation for the fayre.

 

 

Walking for Memories

We’re planning to take part in a sponsored walk in Clumber Park to help raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. Every pound raise helps The Alzheimer’s Society fund new research, providing precious support to more people and brings us closer to a world without dementia.

We’d love for family and friends to join us, if you’d like to take part all you need to do is register using this link.

September is Alzheimer’s awareness month, so we’ll be doing everything we can to raise awareness, as well as fundraise.

Lunch Group is Now Weekly – Everyone Welcome!

We’re very excited to announce that our monthly lunch group is now weekly! We’ve had such a good uptake and so many new faces are attending, so we decided to make it a more regular event.

If you or a loved one is feeling isolated and struggling to get out and about, why not come along? You can play cards with us, have a chit chat and have a two course meal and maybe even a cheeky pint. We’re aiming to reduce loneliness and isolation in our community. Everyone is welcome to join us, it costs £30 and the includes your meal and return transport.

Some of the people who join us haven’t left the house in a long time, and we’re very glad we can support them in their new friendships.

For more details about how to join us, click here. 

A Visit from Our Rodent Friends

The other day Anna, our activities co-ordinator brought in her pet rats Bobby and Caleb and her guinea pigs Penelope and Henrietta for everyone to meet and have a cuddle with. Cuddling a fury friend is a great stress reliever and they were such funny little fellows! It’s hard to believe that some people are scared of rats, we think if they met Bobby and Caleb they would certainly get over their fear. If you have a pet we’d love to meet them, please contact our care home team to arrange a meeting. maria@twelvetreesresidential.co.uk

 

Oh I do Like to be Beside The Seaside!

While we have a lovely garden to enjoy the heatwave in, nothing beats the seaside on a sunny day! So we took our first sea side trip of the year to Cleethorpes. We had fish and chips, walked along the beach and promenade and petted some donkeys. Both residents and staff had a great time, we never get tired of the sea side. If you would like to come along with us on one of our day trips, find out more about our day care services.

 

New Cultural Experiences

We very much enjoyed watching some beautiful Indian folk dancing performed by a lovely dancer the other week. We also had a go at dancing ourselves! Many of our residents love to dance and it’s so fun learning about other cultures. Some of our visitors joined in too, it was such a lovely afternoon. Dancing is a great way to socialise and keep active.

 

 

Carers Week 2018

Carers Week (11th – 17th of June) is a time for individuals and organisations to celebrate carers, both paid and unpaid and raise awareness of the issues they face.

This carers week, we are looking at the ways in which we can support carers to stay healthy and connected. By building communities to support carers, we can help carers to look after their loved ones well, and also recognise that they are individuals with health and social needs of their own.

We have made a pledge to Carers Week 2018:

As part of our pledge to carers, we are running a special event in partnership with one of our favourite venues, The Old School Cafe, which is open to all carers. The coffee and cake afternoon will be a chance for carers to get out and socialise with other people in their situation. For more details see our Facebook event invitation.

The event is on the 14th June at 1-3pm.

Stay connected online by using the hashtag #carersweek2018 on social media.

 

A Royal Celebration

On Saturday we had a wonderful time celebrating the royal wedding. We had decorations and fancy dress, coffee and cake. Some of our family members came to visit and Andy Cahill came down to play his saxophone for us.

We had such a good time, and it was lovely to see the new Duchess looking so happy in her posh Givenchy dress. We wish all the best of luck to Meghan and Harry!

We Won! Top 20 Home Care Provider.

We’ve been named as one of the top 20 home care providers by authority homecare.co.uk.

We’d like to give a special thanks to all our hard working and dedicated home care staff, and also to you, for giving us top ratings on homecare.co.uk. To help our home care staff keep getting the recognition they deserve. Please take a minute to leave us a review on homecare.co.uk.

Or, if your loved one lives or stays with us here at the care home, please review us on carehome.co.uk.