Woodland House receive donation from Boots Opticians
Staff from Boots Opticians in Truro chose Woodland House as
their charity of the month.
Each month the staff put their chosen charities into a pot
and someone pulls out a winner. This time it was us!
We received £100 to go towards our fundraiser recently set
up to raise money to buy a ‘magic table’.
The Mobii projector system which we fondly refer to as a
‘magic table’ is a system designed to stimulate movement, communication and
mental activity in those who are living with dementia and other mental health
Thank you so much to the staff from Boots Opticians. We
really appreciate your donation.
To find out more about this fabulously inventive system, click here.
If you want to donate to this great fundraising campaign, click here.
Woodland House say farewell to Gloria
We recently enjoyed a surprise presentation and retirement
party for our wonderful Gloria.
Gloria Gribble will be leaving us this week after working 21
years with Cornwall Care. She is a fantastic lady who always brightens our day
and will be missed very much.
Anne Thomas, Chief Executive at Cornwall Care presented
Gloria with a certificate, gift and a fabulous cake. This amazing cake was made
especially for Gloria, she worked in the laundry in case you couldn’t guess by
looking at the cake!
Gloria said she has enjoyed her time with Cornwall Care and
was totally blown away by all the lovely gifts.
Gloria will be sorely missed by her friends and colleagues.
We wish you all the best and every happiness in the future.
Woodland House celebrate Dignity in Care
We had a great day at Woodland House yesterday celebrating
Dignity in Care.
Our day started with the lovely Jen leading the ‘Monday
Movers’ Chair Yoga’ group. This activity is always popular and seats fill up
fast! We also had a creative morning painting birds for our ‘dignity tree’ and
discussing what dignity means to us, what we do well and what we could be doing
better in respecting the dignity of people in general.
Unfortunately our entertainment was cancelled but we had a
quick whizz around and set up some games instead. The morning made way for an
afternoon full of fun which ended by drinking lashings of tea and eating
delicious cakes made by our lovely kitchen staff.
Dignity in Care is a campaign set up in November 2006. The
aim was to put dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services. In support
of this campaign, people from all walks of life sign up as Dignity Champions to
help promote independence, well-being and quality of care and of life. The
champions are also there to help empower people, make time to listen and aim to
treat everyone as a unique individual.