We have had such a fun week at Springfield Carehome, playing lots of games, colouring in lots of pretty images and enjoying the sunshine by relaxing in the garden.
Residents are enjoying our busy and fun-filled activities timetable which changes weekly!
We have been working hard to make sure our lovely residents have the best dining experience possible and this week, our residents have enjoyed dining in our beautifully and newly decorated dining room.
Springfield Healthcare are launching their 'Springfield are going to Sydney' (virtual challenge) whereby we will collectively cycle/walk/run the distance from our Garforth office to Sydney (10,519 miles)! We are raising money for MIND Charity (who now, more than ever, need our support to ensure that those with mental health problems get the support and respect during and after this emergency) and THE CARE WORKERS CHARITY (who have seen a significant increase in demand at this time and therefore need extra funds to help with this increased demand).
If you would like to donate to these charities please follow the links below https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/springfieldsgoingtosydney to donate to MIND and
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/springfieldsgoingtosydney2 to donate to The Care Workers Charity
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this years theme is 'Kindness.' To give kindness is an act of courage, and during this years Mental Health Awareness Week, we are all encouraged to support each other and to reflect on acts of kindness.
Kindness is contagious and one act of kindness can lead to many more! This is the type of community action that inspires others as we discover our connection to each other and extend kindness to ourselves. #KindnessMatters
Kindness is one of our most important values, something central to everything that we do here at Springfield Healthcare. It is with kindness and empathy that we can engage and empower our people and the individuals that we support.
Yesterday, on International Nurses Day, we all shined our lights at 8:30pm in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and to show our support for Nurses!
“International Day of the Nurse is particularly special this year not just because we mark the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, but because of the extraordinary work all those who have followed in her footsteps are doing in the fight against coronavirus."
Thank you to all our amazing Nurses!
Happy International Nurses Day!
Today we want to send our sincere thanks to all of the nurses out there! Thank all of our nurses for the vital and selfless work that they have done during these difficult times, and every other day.
We have some appreciation hampers for our care staff to help themselves to in order to celebrate International Nurses Day!
Thank you so much to Tesco, Garforth, who kindly donated this hamper to Springfield Carehome yesterday. Thank you so much for thinking of us at this time, we are really appreciative of your kind gesture!
In recognition of our key workers and all the staff working on the frontline, we are clapping at 8pm every Thursday. Thank you all for your continual commitment and dedication at these challenging times - you’re all amazing. #clapforourcarers #proudtoworkinthecaresector
Today, 8th May, marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day and we have lots planned today to celebrate. We will be watching the BBC 1 celebrations whilst we have a tea party at 2.30/3pm.
We have games throughout the day such as snakes and ladders, ping pong and card games from that era and we will be having singalong’s in the garden while looking at packs from that era in hopes to create a sense of going back in time.
This morning, on International Workers’ Memorial Day, we held a minutes silence in the home to remember the key workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
There are thousands of key workers on the frontline of this pandemic and we participated in this silence to remember the sacrifices that they’re making. #stayhomestaysafe
Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day and we remember all those who have died because of their work. This year, this day of commemoration has never been more important, and we are now observing a minutes silence to remember all the key workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19.
There are thousands of key workers on the frontline of this pandemic and we are partaking in this silence to remember the sacrifices that they’re making. #stayhomestaysafe
Springfield Healthcare’s CEO, Graeme Lee, recently got in touch with his former school, GSAL, who have been making visors for key workers at this time.
Graeme said “I was really proud to go along and collect the visors which are essential for keeping staff and residents safe at this time. I’m really grateful to the school for supporting frontline workers including those at Springfield Healthcare.”
Thank you so much Grammar School at Leeds !
Today, and every Thursday, we #clapforourcarers
Thank you to everyone that is working on the front line and for those making an unbelievable difference to our lives in these challenging times. Thank you!!
What does it take to be a carer? We love this poem and this is why we #clapforourcarers
Join us at 8pm this evening to clap for our key workers and all the staff working on the frontline. We appreciate you and we thank you!
Last night, we clapped for our carers, for everyone that is working on the front line and for those making an unbelievable difference to our lives in these challenging times. Thank you #clapforourcarers
Happy Easter from the team at Springfield Carehome! We have lots of fun this weekend, including lots of chocolate fun and baking. We would like to wish you all a very happy Easter, stay safe everyone!
We hope these photos bring you laughter, our team sure do look fabulous as the Easter bunny.