Renewing community ties

Mark Aitchison
Mark Aitchison

Welcome to your autumn Chronicle. This is a golden opportunity to celebrate the steps we have been taking to renew those vital, much cherished links with the local communities we serve.

It is truly amazing that, despite lockdown, our residents and team members have continued to support charities and good causes through fundraising events and initiatives.

Walking challenges, ‘brave-the-shaves’, brewing up cuppas for Dementia UK, filling and delivering hampers to hospital staff – these are just some of the ways we have continued helping others. To me, these activities – and all the behind-the-scenes preparations that make them happen – go to show just how much our care homes are an important part of the fabric of their local communities.

Participation in charity support is one way we create uniquely memorable experiences for our residents, but it’s certainly not the only example. This edition showcases a busy summer of fun at our homes, featuring happy, uplifting occasions such as concerts by orchestral musicians, a tree-planting initiative, imaginative ways to celebrate residents’ birthdays, the initial stages of our annual and highly popular produce show and much more.

As restrictions ease, our homes are relishing the chance to pick up where they left off and fully re-engage with their communities and outside interests once again. All our homes have been part of their local communities for so many years and have gained long-standing reputations second to none. They are ideally placed to rise to this challenge.

In the meantime, I thank everyone – our residents, their families and our team  – for their patience and resilience as we continue to take a safe, measured approach to navigating our way out of lockdown.

I hope you enjoy your autumn Chronicle. You can receive more information on individual homes by joining the mailing list for our quarterly community newsletters. Please speak with your Home Manager, or send an email to marketing@ColtenCare.co.uk and we will add you to the list. If you have any feedback on the Chronicle, please tell us at ContactUs@ColtenCare.co.uk

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