Local Care Home ‘Climbs Mountains’ For Its Residents
Activities Coordinator, Natalie Smith and her son Olly (9) are attempting to climb Mount Snowdon on July 10th 2021, to raise funds for the resident’s social fund at The Old Vicarage Care Home, Clay Cross.
Natalie works as part of the designated activities teams and wants to enhance the already dynamic activities and social program, by raising money, her aim is to increase the number of tailored outings, activities, and entertainment which are purposefully designed to be meaningful to each individual resident already living with dementia at The Old Vicarage.
“We already have our ‘Make a Wish’ program where we try to fulfil at least one resident’s wish every month but since the start of the covid pandemic we had to cease and fundraising became difficult but now we are able to start going out again, we really want to make it extra special,” said Natalie.
“It seems like such a way up and I can’t believe they are doing this for us, we already have so much” said Mona resident at the Old Vicarage.
Climbing Snowdon is an excellent challenge; all you need is a sprinkling of enthusiasm and a dash of determination. At 1085m above sea level, with a 970m Ascent, it is the highest mountain in England and Wales and a total 9 miles round trip. A challenge indeed!
“I have no doubt Natalie and Olly will be successful, she is a determined team member and is always doing the very best for our residents making it a superb place to live or work. Good Luck Natalie” said Maria Hallam, Home Manager at the Old Vicarage Care Home