How We’ve Been Helping to Brighten the Dark Winter Nights
The shorter days and darker nights of Winter can be a lonely time for older people. Particularly this year, with local lockdown restrictions we knew the Winter months would be a challenging time for those we support.
So that those we support had something to look forward to, we offered a special treat of a “Dine in for Two” evening. They could choose between a home made meal made by one of our Wellbeing Support Workers or a delivery from their favourite pub, restaurant or café, on us.
To make an event of it, their Wellbeing Support Worker set the scene by decorating the table and lighting a candle, and many of those who took us up on our offer decided it was also an opportunity to put their glad rags on! By doing this, the meal felt really special and almost as if they were dining in a restaurant.
Because Jean unfortunately won’t be spending Christmas Day with her family this year, she decided she’d like to use her “Dine in for Two” offer to enjoy a Christmas meal with her Wellbeing Support Worker. As well as a delicious meal delivered from the local pub, they enjoyed Christmas music, crackers and of course the bad jokes!
Mary decided she’d like to use the offer to order an afternoon tea from her favourite café she hasn’t been able to visit since the start of the first lockdown in March. The treats were just as tasty as she remembered and there was even some left over for lunch the next day.