Woodbury Court Care Home, in Laindon, Essex, strives to provide activities that considers the unique passion, hobbies and skills of each resident. So, when resident Christine expressed her wish to go swimming, everyone at the home made it happen. Christine has always had a passion for swimming and is always chatting with staff about her love for the activity. Christine has always wanted to go swimming again, even bringing her swimming costume to the home with her when she moved in.
Home Manager, Mel, decided to make Christine’s wish come true and organised a very special day out for her. On the 17th of November, Wellbeing Leads, Jordan and Daisy, took Christine to the swimming pool so that she could enjoy her much-loved hobby once again. Christine had such a wonderful time at the pool and was full of smiles and laughter.
Home Manager at Woodbury Court, Mel Oliver, commented:
“When I asked Christine what kind of things she enjoys, she explained that she used to love going swimming. When I asked if she would like to go swimming again, her face lit up. Christine said that she had her swimming costume in her top drawer ready. As soon as Christine was in the water, she said that it brought back so many wonderful memories and had missed the feeling of being in the water.
I am so very proud that I have staff that are willing to go above and beyond to make our residents’ wishes come true. At Woodbury Court, the wellbeing of our residents is always at the forefront of what we do. This was truly a magic moment and I am so happy that we, at Woodbury Court could make this possible for Christine.”