Staff and residents at Beech Lodge Care & Nursing Home in Holbeach made the most of the summer sunshine this week, with gardening projects, thanking their staff on carers week and celebrating Pride Month.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Country Court has taken the opportunity to thank its care teams and share messages of appreciation left by family and friends. One family member commented,
“How lucky we are to have wonderful ladies & gentleman carers that work at Beech Lodge. My mum is looked after so well and is very happy, which means so much. Thank you to everyone, I think about how much my mum's life has improved every day. Your love and care are without parallel.”
Staff and residents celebrated Pride month by discussing how society has changed over the years, how Pride started and what it means to them. Staff wore rainbow colours for a day, decorated their home with a rainbow balloon arch and made heart transparencies for the windows. The catering team joined and provided rainbow cupcakes for everyone to enjoy.
“We’ve had a great time getting creative and residents loved the rainbow decorations in their home.” Said Home Manager Karen Atillo, she went on to explain “We felt it was important to give people the opportunity to talk about Pride month and what it means to them. As a care provider, we to recognise and support all types of needs and ensure people feel able to express themselves freely.”
Residents have also been busy in the garden preparing their entries for the annual Country Court in Bloom gardening competition. The team have been repurposing an old bicycle donated by Paul Jo Bikes in Spalding. Resident Keith did a fantastic job of spray painting it ready to be part of a flower display whilst other people planted up the raised planters with bedding plants.