Residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Bromsgrove have been placing wishes on a special tree – thanks to a little helper and a touch of fairy dust.
Last week residents at Breme Care Home in Providence Road wrote down wishes and placed them on a tree in their home, helped by three-year-old Rose Houghton, the daughter of deputy manager Rebecca Rudge, who came dressed as a fairy.
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Helen Barron said it was a wonderful and thought-provoking activity.
She said: “The residents absolutely loved doing this and spent the afternoon talking about it and telling each other about their wishes. Little Rose was amazing; she went round shaking her magic wand and held the residents’ hands.
“We are going to try to add wishes to the tree every week and fulfil as many as we can.”
Resident David Hunt, who is 78 years old said during the activity: “I wish I could help people in this home as much as they have helped me. I have never had so much kindness.”
Meanwhile fellow resident Rosemary Clark, who is 80 added: “I wished for world peace.”
Meanwhile the home, which provides residential care and dementia care, will be opening its doors for two free weekly community events. On Wednesdays, between 11am and 1.30pm there will be a coffee morning. On Thursdays, between 11am and noon, people are invited to join the residents for a gentle exercise class, which will include lots of bright and colourful props including balloons and bubbles. These events will take place on the same days at the same times each week.
The address for those wishing to attend is:Breme Care Home, 46 Providence Road, Bromsgrove, B61 8EF.