A care home in Buxton has signed up to a new campaign to unite the community and stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic.
A few months ago, Portland Nursing Home were clapping for our care worker heroes, now they are contributing to The Wednesday Wave to counter loneliness among care home residents or those feeling isolated in the pandemic.
The campaign is being launched by the Vamos mask theatre company and will run for ten weeks from October 14 and aims to connect the public with people in care homes or who may be isolating in their own homes.
More than 500,000 vulnerable people are unable to leave their homes because of the pandemic, and it’s having an effect on many people’s mental health.
Portland Nursing Home are asking their community to come together and wave to their residents on a Wednesday at 3pm starting on October 14 at 8 Park Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6SG.
Kaye Fogarty, home manager at Portland Nursing Home, commented: “We can’t thank our community enough for their support during this difficult time. Everyone’s gifts and letters of support have really lifted the resident’s spirits over the last few months, especially as they can’t go out themselves.”
“Initiatives such as The Wednesday Wave helps to spread some much needed positivity and lets those that are isolating know that they’re not alone.
“The impact that a friendly wave can have on loneliness is huge, and those who are isolating must not be forgotten.”