Winter Warmers for Nightingale Lodge Care Home residents
The Mayor of Hunstanton Cllr Adrian Winnington, Cllr Cynthia Easeman and guide dog Gem visited Nightingale Lodge Care Home to present Christmas gifts.
Their visit began with a warm welcome to the home in Austin Street, Hunstanton from Sandra Rowe the Manageress & her deputy and, before anything else, they each swiftly took Lateral Flow Tests, donned masks and sanitised their hands, to protect the residents and staff.
Cllr Easeman said “As I have a friend who is a resident in Nightingale Lodge and visit the home regularly, I wanted to donate “winter warmers” - colourful knitted/crochet lap blankets, single bed covers plus quilted and knitted dementia items. Not forgetting the men, bed socks and fingerless mitts in appropriate colours have been included”.
All gifts were kindly knitted and donated by ladies who belong to a Face Book group based all over the country, from Derbyshire to Devon, an active group who make charity gifts throughout the year to donate to good causes and where they see a need.
This year the gifts included ‘twiddle muffs’, knitted muffs with items attached to keep dementia patients’ active and busy. Staff will choose a gift for each resident, wrap and put by their Christmas tree to be opened on Christmas day.
The Mayor stated: “I am so happy we were able to visit the home, especially at this time with strict covid measures in place.
I would like to say a special thank you to all staff in all local Care homes, who not only do a tremendous job of looking after our older people, but also ensure their residents have lots of fun activities and events to enjoy at Christmas and throughout the year.
Moving forward in 2022, Hunstanton Town Council’s Community Committee will be working towards councillors’ each adopting a Care home to offer support and assistance any way they can”.