Welcome to the first digital edition of the Wren Retirement Living Newsletter. At this moment in time, there are visiting restrictions in place at our care homes to protect our residents and teams. With this in mind, we believe it is more important than ever to share good news from our homes.
At Wren Retirement Living, our teams have been working hard to ensure that our residents can easily stay in contact with friends and loved ones under difficult circumstances. At the same time, we have been coming up with innovative ways to help residents to continue to enjoy as many of their usual activities and hobbies as possible.
In this edition of the Wren Retirement Living Newsletter, you will discover how technology and social media have become an important part of maintaining contact with loved ones while also providing fitness sessions and entertainment for residents.
This edition also provides an insight into how Wren Retirement Living has been keeping our residents and teams safe by sourcing and distributing appropriate PPE to all of our homes.
A key part of combatting loneliness is to keep our residents connected to their local communities. The 75th Anniversary of VE Day brought the nation together while we all had to remain apart. With so many of our residents having living memory of that landmark day 75 years ago, VE Day provided an excellent opportunity for residents to reminisce about their younger years. Hearing the stories of others, and sharing their own experiences of wartime Britain, helped residents feel at one with the nation, while our doors remained closed to visitors.
A couple of our very own war heroes were also honoured by the Royal British Legion for their time in the armed forces, while our resident WWII Veteran poet penned a special poem for the occasion.
We have been incredibly humbled by the kindness shown by our communities in the last weeks and months. A great many donations for both residents and staff have been received, from food and beauty gifts to scrubs and hand wash. This not only demonstrates the general public’s admiration and appreciation of the social care sector, but also the high-regard our local communities have for our homes.
You can download the June 2020 edition of the Wren Retirement Living Newsletter here.