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News from Cornwall Care's Woodland house

1 March 2019

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 needs.

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. 

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