09 May Can you make a care home resident’s wish come true?
The thoughtful care team at Sedgley Court care home in Dudley have partnered with the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton to launch a ‘Wishing Line’ for residents to ‘peg’ their wishes in the hope that members of the local community can assist to make dreams come true.
Residents discussed the wishes that they would most like to come true, before working together to make the fun washing line with each wish written on an item of clothing and pegged to the line.
The wishes range from a trip to the local swimming baths, a visit to the Black Country Museum, a day of fishing, a VIP Casino experience, being tailored for a 3 piece suit, meeting a parrot and even learning how to waltz.
The wishing line will be on display in the front window at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, situated on Lichfield Street, for the rest of the year to give members of the community the opportunity to assist in granting wishes for the residents.
Deputy Manager, Emma Southall, said, ‘We are really excited about the launch of our wishing line and can’t wait to hear from members of the community who can help us! We have some brilliant wishes, and it means the world to everyone at Sedgley Court to be able to make our residents wishes come true, no matter how challenging, big or small – I am determined to make each wish a reality!’.
Valerie Roberts, wished to use the ‘Vegas’ style slot machines, she said, ‘I think it is incredibly kind that the team are working so hard to make our wishes come true. It would make my day to visit a casino and learn how to play on the slot machines – and even win! I would love to connect with people who can make it happen. It would be a memory that I would treasure forever!’.
Home Manager, Kim Dean, said, ‘We decided to launch this initiative as we wanted to give our residents the opportunity to do something they love that they thought they’d never get the chance to do again. It has been really fantastic learning about all of our residents interests, wishes and the back stories behind them – it has been a brilliant reminiscing activity. We have a great relationship with our local community, and I look forward to hearing from them to help one of our residents to live out their wishes’.
If you are able to help grant a wish, contact Kim and the team on 01384 928 404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sedgley Court care home, situated on Brick Kiln Way and operated by Ideal Carehomes, provides 24-hour residential and dementia care, offering high-quality personalised care on an inclusive fee basis. The home is currently welcoming new residents for short and long term placements and the friendly team can carry out an initial assessment for new residents within 24 hours of making the enquiry.