March is finally upon us and our clients have been enjoying lots of activities in the centre. In our news this week:
Tuesday clients were delighted to receive a visit from Heathfield School children. The children sang our clients a medley of songs and chatted to them. It was a lovely experience for both the children and the clients, and we’re grateful to have great links with the local schools.
Friday clients enjoyed their first week of the Bolder not Older dance sessions, led by Caroline. Some clients have taken part in a small group upstairs led by Health Care Assistant Rachel and volunteer Jackie. It encourages conversation as well as a chance to do an activity
in a smaller group.
In the centre, we have an Amazon Show AKA Alexa. It’s so useful and our clients love requesting songs. The delight on their faces when we say “Alexa, play….” is heart-warming, that is, when Alexa listens to us! We have found it particularly useful as the lyrics appear on screen, so clients can sing along even if they perhaps can’t remember the words. Our Tuesday client Bobby loves listening to Reggae music on it!
To brighten your day, this is a lovely photo of Moyra dancing with our lovely volunteer Bob.
This coming Thursday 5th March is our monthly supper club (5.30- 8pm). If you still want to come, just let Sara know on 02082551992 (option 6). We are serving lamb and spinach curry, with naan bread, with tiramisu for afters. Next month’s supper club is on Wednesday 22nd April, the menu is: Chicken & vegetable pie, seasonal vegetables followed by apricot and raspberry crumble. A vegetarian option is always available.
Richmond Carers Centre offer a number of trips and days out for local carers and their cared for. Next month, on Wednesday 29th April, they are hosting a trip to the Benjamin Franklin House in London as well as lunch. It’s a great opportunity to visit the home of the 18th century inventor, scientist and signatory to the Declaration of Independence. Carers contribution of £20 which includes lunch and entry into the Benjamin Franklin House (Meet at Richmond Station at 10.30am). To book, call Richmond Carers on: 020 8867 2380. Booking and payment by Friday 3rd April 2020.
Richmond Carers Centre are also offering a ‘Legal Clinic’, on Friday 3rd April, 9.30am-12 noon, in which Karen Grimm, of Morrisons Solicitors and Gregory White, Dixon Ward Solicitors, are running 30 minute sessions designed to give legal advice regarding areas of your caring role, such as Lasting Power of Attorney, Wills and Trusts. £5 suggested donation (pay on the day). If you are interested, please call Richmond Carers on: 020 8867 2380.
Last week’s riddle: I can be cracked, I can be made, I can be told, I can be played. What am I? Answer: A joke!
This week’s riddle: What begins with an E but only has one letter in it? Have a great week,
The Homelink Team