April 2021: Springtime at Derwent


Derwent Newsletter: April Edition

How amazing it is to see family members back in Derwent! Although visits are restricted to visitor per resident for now, it really does make such a difference to see you all start to come back into our home. As further lockdown restrictions are eased over the next couple of weeks we are also hoping to see the hairdresser start to come back from April 12th – which will certainly please our female residents!

We have some exciting renovations happening within the home at the minute as we continue revamping our bedrooms. Slowly but surely all bedrooms will be getting a fresh, unique look with new wallpaper and bedspreads – we hope you all like them.

We are continuing to have lots of interactions with resident’s families with our online presence and our continued Facetime and Zoom chats. We would like to say a big thank you to all our resident’s families for your continued understanding and your unwavering support throughout all this. 

Allison Donnelly- Home Manager

Mothers Day

Our residents had a lovely time for Mother’s Day; they all enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea and received some beautiful flowers and gifts from their families.


Activities for April

We have been very busy with activities throughout March.  Alongside our usual activities we also had a great time celebrating St. Patricks Day and Mother’s Day!

Here is a sneak peek at what we have coming up in April:

Afternoon Tea

Easter Raffle


Arts & Crafts

1:1 activities

Residents birthdays

Happy Birthday to Betty Thorpe, who turned 84 on March 23rd, Betty had a lovely visit with her nephew on the morning and received some lovely gifts from her family.