Thursday, 29 June 2017
Residents of Islington’s Lennox House care home and volunteers from the local Caleb Group that supports older people got together for a sunny hour of cakes and song as part of this year’s Care Home Open Day on 16 June.
The open day is a UK wide initiative when care homes welcome in their local communities and showcase what they do. In this instance, the Caleb Group from the UCKG HelpCentre on Seven Sisters Road, were invited to take part by the home’s events coordinator, Annette Samuels.
Since there is a long standing relationship between Lennox House and Caleb, the volunteers were asked to help entertain the residents and other visitors by singing and chatting with them, and they brought along some cakes. All residents of the home were over 60, and one lady said she was 94 years old.
Jennifer Thomas, the coordinator of the Caleb Group said: “It was good to spend time with the residents; meet their families, and also meet the wider team of senior staff, nurses, care workers and even Care UK students who were here on placement. It was an opportunity to work to build two-way links between ourselves and the Lennox House community; they need our support, and we continue to build their confidence in us.”
Notes to editors
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith through its branches in England and Wales.
Caleb is a special interest group of the UCKG that aims to support and assist all older people from age 55 up, and to meet the varied needs of people at different stages in their later years.
For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 020 7686 6033, or call the PR consultant on 07867 510909.