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North Walsham Care Home Residents Enjoy A Shopping Spree – At Home!

Residents at The Manor House care home in North Walsham have enjoyed some much needed retail therapy after making a wish come true for one of the ladies.

Resident Annie made a wish upon the home’s ‘wishing washing line’, to shop for her own clothes, rather than having to rely on family members.  The wishing washing line is an innovative project at the home to help arrange special events, experiences or activities for residents, so the team got to work on making Annie’s wish a reality.

On 15th November, staff arranged for local company ‘Birdie’s Boutique’ to bring a range of clothes into the home for residents to look through, try on and buy.  Annie and her friends spent lots of time enjoying the opportunity, and for some it was the chance for a whole new wardrobe.

Home Manager Paula Pawsey said, “Our wishing washing line is all about making dreams come true for our residents and that’s exactly what happened here.  We try to keep our residents as independent as possible, and helping them to carry out simple activities such as clothes shopping, which they have always enjoyed before living here, makes such a difference to them.

“It was also special for us to be able to share Annie’s wish with the whole home, so a great many of our residents enjoyed the shopping and replenishing their wardrobes.  We’ll be sure to invite Birdie’s Boutique back to The Manor House soon.”