Derbyshire dementia care residence postcard venture ‘spirals’ (News)


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Media captionCedar Court docket care residence requested for vacation tales in July and has since obtained about 1,000 postcards

A care residence for folks residing with dementia has been inundated with vacation postcards following an attraction.

Employees at Cedar Court docket care residence in Bretby, Swadlincote, requested for vacation tales in July and has obtained about 1,000 to share with residents.

The postcards have come from UK resorts in addition to Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US.

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Louise Baker, from the care residence group, mentioned the venture “spiralled” after an attraction on the house’s Fb web page.

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Cedar Court docket

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Residents like Ken have beloved studying about folks’s holidays, the care residence mentioned

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Cedar Court docket

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The postcards have come from everywhere in the UK and the world

Ms Baker mentioned the the response has been “phenomenal” and had introduced residents “blissful tears of nostalgia” with between 30 and 40 postcards arriving every day.

“We hoped that residents would see photos and examine occasions equivalent to ice cream, and chips on the seashore, and bear in mind their very own childhoods or time spent with their youngsters rising up,” she mentioned.

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Aoife Kiely

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Aoife Kiely shared an image of herself posting a postcard within the US

Ms Baker added: “Stimulus equivalent to this are so essential for the aged.

“The postcards have given residents one thing to smile about, they’re so excited that strangers need to ship them mail, and discover out about their lives.

“It has been fairly great.”

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