Oswestry Care Home Resident Benefits From Pen Pal Service

The Court care home, which is based in Oswestry and part of Akari Care, has set up a pen pal service to enable residents at Akari Care homes throughout the UK to communicate with one another.

Residents are being paired up from across the homes, giving them the chance to discuss daily life, events and their pasts with individuals who they would otherwise never have met.

Esther Kendall, resident at The Court, who has always wanted a pen-friend, has been paired with Diane Ward who resides at Middleton Hall care home in Manchester and they frequently exchange letters.

Based in West Felton, The Court provides nursing care for up to 36 elderly residents.

Middleton Hall, which is located on Grimshaw Lane in Middleton, provides residential care for 24 elderly residents.

Anna Prichard, Manager at The Court, said: “It is important for our residents to participate in beneficial, stimulating and enjoyable activities on a daily-basis and the pen pal service has been a great success.

“Esther is thrilled with her new pen friend and enjoys hearing from someone from another Akari Care home. On a recent day trip, Esther bought some new writing sets and notelets for the enjoyable job in hand, which indicates how much this service means to her.”

 

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