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See how our residents are keeping active and busy today across the Runwood Homes Group!


Kathryn Court residents in Shoeburyness, Essex,had a mobile potting session; potting Narcissus bulbs with some of the gentlemen in the home. As part of our scheme to prevent isolation, care staff took the equipment to the residents’ rooms for some quality one-to-one interaction. The benefitsof these activities areto providea sense of purpose, havinga chance to reminisce and join in with activities in a small group situation.



Windle Court residents in South Woodham Ferrers have been keeping busy with their weekly knitting club. The ladies love getting together and having a cup of tea and a chat with one another, whilst practicing their knitting skills.



One of Broomhills newest residents, Sheila, used to be an international pianist and classical musician – so when staff at the home asked her if she wanted to try out the keyboard, she didn’t hesitate! Sheila said that she hadn’t played the piano in eight years, and after playing the keyboard she shared how much she enjoyed it and thanked the staff dearly for making her feel like herself again.




Baking at Broomhills has been underway, and the results look great! Residents got together for their Bakery Club and made some delicious Cheese Twists for the home to enjoy.




Evelyn May House residents in Langdon Hills, Essex, have been busy responding to the many postcards they received from people and children across the country. Residents have made pen pal’s and love socialising and writing to their new friends.



We’re loving this picture of Plantation View resident, Ismrie on Facetime to her daughter Donna. With the help of staff, residents are able to maintain contact with their loved ones during this difficult time.




Sheila at Woodbury Court asked staff when her daughter was next coming for a visit, and really benefitted from a chat with her daughter via FaceTime – she looks delighted.




Longview had their first long-distance FaceTime call, all the way to Australia! With the capabilities and help from staff, residents can reach their family members no matter how far the distance.




Residents at Longview in Canvey, Essex, have been keeping busy during Tools Down. Staff and residents spend an hour of quality, one-on-one social time together every day, and Longview have been doing puzzles together, and even brought out one of the homes chicks from their incubation tank for a session of handling with residents.



Woodbury Court resident Joyce had a good catch up session over Skype with her son Gary, which she enjoyed thoroughly!


With the help of carers, residents have been able to contact their loved ones via FaceTime and Skype.

If you would like to arrange a video call session with your family members or loved ones, please contact the home directly to arrange this.


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