Our January newsletter is twice the size due to the new lockdown service updates, diary dates for the spring and news of the activity bags which we gave out before Christmas.
We will start off with the good news stories as we were very busy in December with lots of virtual festive activities. These included the Sing-a-Song and Smile sessions where we were joined by Little Elms pre-school. This was an emotional time as many people were missing their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We are looking forward to the pre-school joining us more regularly.
With Lottery funding, we put together some Winter Activity Bags which were delivered to isolated older people in the community and brought them some festive cheer. These included Home Instead’s Activity Books and Christmas Cards from local schools including Sion, Little Elms, Ferring Primary, St Andrews Secondary School and Worthing Young conservatives.
We also worked with Downsbrook Primary School who wrote 200 Christmas cards for older people living in care settings or in the community and filmed a special Christmas Carol Concert which was sent out for them to watch. Look out for more intergenerational projects later this year.
Please download the newsletter here for the rest of the information about service updates from:
Alzheimers Society, Abbeyfield Ferring, Guild Care, Memory Assessment Team, Wishing Well, Dementia Tech, Carers Support West Sussex and Time to Talk. We have also added some new information under Our Carers Section.