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Letters of Appreciation for loved ones at Morris Care

Residents at Morris Care have been showing their appreciation for fellow residents and their loved ones for ‘Send a Card to a Friend Day’.

Held on February 7th, the event spread friendly cheer through the post. There were three postcard designs that residents could choose from to write a message and send to friends and family, both in their Home and further afield.

For those living with dementia, maintaining friendships can sometimes be difficult. Morris Care host a range of activities within its six Nursing Homes to help residents maintain their social lives and activity. Writing letters can often ease stress for people living with dementia, and receiving them can be a source of comfort if the handwriting is from a loved one.

Morris Care social life activity programmes involve meeting up with fellow Morris Care Nursing Homes, from afternoon teas to trips to the Zoo. Many residents enjoy keeping in touch with new friends that they have met on these adventures, so have sent them a postcard.

Claire Harris, General Manager at Isle Court Nursing Home, in Shrewsbury, says “Moving into a Nursing Home should be the start of a new chapter. It’s important that our residents have access to a full and engaging social calendar, and can continue to develop meaningful relationships with others.

It’s always lovely to receive a friendly message from a friend in the post, so it’s been wonderful to see the residents get involved. The past two years have been especially hard, but the smiles from those reading their letters makes it all worth it.”