Residents at Lakeview Lodge Care Home in Bletchley, Milton Keynes have been making new friends during the lockdown thanks to a new pen pal initiative set up at the care home in partnership with residential developer Taylor Wimpey.
Throughout the lockdown staff at the care home have been finding innovative ways to keep residents happy and entertained and were keen to find pen pals for those interested in letter writing. Ten of Taylor Wimpey South Midlands’ sales executives volunteered to take part and have been writing to the residents during the coronavirus pandemic. They have been letting each other know about their hobbies and interests, and how they have been coping during these unprecedented times.
Resident Betty Barden, 90, was delighted to receive her letter and keen to write back straight away.
“I love to receive a letter,” said Betty “It really makes my day and it’s so interesting to hear from a new person, hear all about their life and what they’ve been doing over the past weeks”.
The initiative has been great for building links with people in the local community and the residents hope that the volunteers from Taylor Wimpey will be able to come and visit them once the lockdown is lifted.
“Our home is usually so busy with families, friends and visitors so this has been a difficult time for many residents” said Home Manger Clare Hedge “Our residents are very sociable and love to meet new people so the Taylor Wimpey initiative was very welcome.”
For more information about Lakeview Lodge Care Home in Bletchley please contact Customer Relations Manager, Maria Moore on 07979 635 744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.