"It was wonderful to share my memories of my trips abroad to Russia, Italy, and Spain with fellow residents.”
Residents at Lawton Manor Care Home recently enjoyed a thrilling afternoon out to Manchester Airport as part of our Wishing Wells programme.
Our residents always set their sights high on their chosen Wishing Well activity or outing and this was no exception! Mavis, Roy, Ann and Mary who are keen plane spotters had all chosen the trip as their Wish, and our Magic Moments Team were delighted to make it happen.
From the outdoor viewing area we saw a variety of aircraft taking off and landing, and residents were able to reminisce their memories of flying and discuss their favourite holidays abroad.
After all that plane spotting outside, it was then time for our residents to watch the skies above from the viewing café, where we all enjoyed tea and cakes, whilst watching the planes take off!
Dawn Jones, Magic Moments Club Co-ordinator said: “It was a fantastic opportunity for our residents to talk about their favourite holiday destinations abroad, and what their memories are of flying. Our residents have set their sights even further next year and have asked to go on board an aircraft!"
Nicke Hall, Home Manager said: “A spectacular opportunity for our residents to get up close to the planes, they always set their sights high in everything they do.”
Resident Mary said: “I’ve been looking forward to this outing ever since I found out I was going. It certainly didn’t disappoint, it was wonderful to share my memories of my trips abroad to Russia, Italy, and Spain with fellow residents.”
brighterkind runs their Wishing Well programme in all of its 70 care homes. Residents are encouraged to make a wish to experience something new or revisit an activity or place they’ve enjoyed in the past and our Magic Moments Club Team arrange for it to happen. Our Magic Moments Clubs provide a vast range of vibrant, stimulating activities that help our residents to love every day. Just because someone moves into a care home doesn't mean that the things they love doing should suddenly stop – quite the contrary, we believe our residents should have the opportunity to do the things that they have always loved as well as trying new things along the way.