At Ravenhurst Day Care Centre in Stourport-on-Severn the clients have been creating Valentine’s cards to give to loved ones, friends and relatives.
Centre manager Nicky Smith said: “Our clients are very creative and we feel Valentine’s Day is an important occasion to not only tell your spouse or partner that you love them, but to also to tell friends and family how much they mean to you.
“We have been busy making beautiful cards with personal messages to people who are special in our lives and have had great fun in the process.”
Meanwhile at Westmead Day Care in Droitwich the clients have created a tree using real branches, filled with heart shaped messages written to loved ones past and present.
The tree is now full of messages from husbands written to wives who visit the centre, cards for friends, grandchildren and even a beloved puppy!
Manager Jacqui Brown said: “Our clients have absolutely loved creating their tree – it has been a wonderful activity filled with joy and sentiment.
“Their families have been fascinated by the idea so have been sending in messages to hang on our tree which has been a wonderful way to involve loved ones in the activity.
“Some people may not be mobile enough to get out and buy a card so this has been a lovely way for them to put their thoughts in writing.”
One of the clients who loved taking part in the activity was 91-year-old Ruth Green, who has been coming to the centre for over three years.
She said: “I wrote my heart card for my late husband Stanley – I really enjoyed making it and placing it on the tree. I have told all my family about what we have been doing and they think it is a really nice idea.”
Both centres run affordable morning and afternoon week day sessions, where people can come along and make friends and take up a new hobby in a warm and friendly environment. Homemade hot lunches are provided and transport is available. For information Ravenhurst please call 01299 829703 and for Westmead please call 01905 775769.