Wren House care home in Warminster has documented its lockdown activities in a book, which is available for family members to purchase so they too can share the memories that Wren House residents made together during the UK’s lockdown period.
The hardback book, ‘Lockdown at Wren House’, contains pictures and write ups about all of the things the staff and residents got up to during lockdown including weekly claps for carers, lots of donations from local businesses and a variety of activities.
One of the activity days which residents particularly enjoyed was VE Day. The home planned a day filled with celebrations for the residents and everyone took part in themed activities, as well as sharing stories of times gone by with each other.
Facetiming family members has been also a key part of residents’ days, and staff members ensured residents were able to keep in touch with their families as much as possible. Another staple in Wren House’s timetable has been weekly exercise classes, making sure residents could stay on top of their fitness and not feel guilty for indulging in the tasty treats donated by kind-hearted local firms.
Domino’s Pizza was one of the businesses which treated everyone at Wren House, by sending delicious pizzas, which the home turned into a Pimms and pizza party!
One of the residents at Wren House, Pauline Taylor, said: “Lockdown was a strange time for us all, and it will certainly go down in history. While I am saddened by the losses that families have faced across the world, I’m pleased that I have been able to make some wonderful memories with my Wren House family.
“The book is fantastic, and it will be a great way for us to remember this crazy time in years to come.”
Wren House care home forms part of Wren Retirement Living and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. The home is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).