Post cards of Kindness
This year, we wanted to spread joy and decided to take part in the ‘Postcards of Kindness’ scheme. We have started to receive postcards for our residents from all over the world as part of a new venture.
Our residents wholeheartedly engage with the words and images, discussing their own fond holiday memories and reminiscing about the places they had travelled to. Susan James, our Registered Manager at Alexandra House, said that the project has helped connect staff members, residents and visitors and has really “brightened up” the home.
Residents who have more advanced dementia enjoy the more tactile aspects of the postcards, including the colours and textures. They come in such a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colours and textures and this is really important from a sensory perspective.