If you can talk, listen, walk, reminisce, or play board games ….Nelson Manor Care Home is looking for you.
Pendle’s new 70-bed high quality care home – which has separated floors for residential, nursing, specialist dementia and palliative care -– believes in keeping all residents as independent and active as possible.
Manager Janine Kelly explained: “We would love to hear from local people willing to spare an hour or two to volunteer to help add to the rich and varied activities provided at Nelson Manor.
“We have a very caring and attentive team of staff, but residents love having visitors too. The residents who find it difficult to leave the home even for short times are always particularly pleased to see a fresh face.
“If you have a skill or hobby you can share – like crafts, musical instruments, local history and so on – that would be great but sometimes it’s as simple as playing a game of scrabble or taking someone out for a walk.
“Even when residents are enjoying quiet and peaceful times, they sometimes like company.
“In other words, we want you to come and enjoy good company and relax in nice surroundings!”
Nelson Manor Care Home residents recently enjoyed shopping and a fish lunch at Boundary Mill and are planning a visit to the cinema to see “The Kings Speech”.
Janine added: “If there are any older local folk who fancy joining us for a couple of hours just for company and a bit of fun, we would love to hear from you.”
Nelson Manor Care Home opened in September last year. It has set out dispel recent negative headlines about care facilities and prove that residents can be treated as individuals within “a family of care”. ends