December 2021: Christmas time at Derwent


Derwent Newsletter: December Edition

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas; at Derwent we have been full of busy! We have a new activities site called Oomph TV, it has lots of activities that benefit all the residents in so many ways, more to come from Oomph in the new year. 

Thank you to all families and friends for all your support throughout 2021, and all the lovely goodies we had donated over Christmas, it really is appreciated. 

We are welcoming families back to Derwent, with the new government guidelines, residents can have up to 3 nominated visitors and have 2 visitors at one time in their bedrooms for up to one hour. All visitors must show a negative lateral flow test on arrival and wear full PPE throughout the visit. I think we can all agree this is a big step in the right direction to getting a little normality back. 

Allison Donnelly- Home Manager 

Christmas Jumper Day!

We had a lovely time celebrating Christmas Jumper Day on 10th December at Derwent, residents loved seeing all the staff wearing their Christmas Jumpers. 


Activities for January

We have been packed with activities throughout December, including Christmas Card making and our Christmas Party! 

Here is a sneak peek at what we have coming up in January. 

  • • New Years Day 
  • • Chocolate Cake Day 
  • • Puzzle Day 
  • • Oomph Sing along 
  • • Oomph Exercise 

Residents' Birthdays, News and Special Mentions

We’d like to say a very happy birthday to those that celebrated their birthday this month, including our lovely Nora who celebrated her 85th Birthday on December 30th and absolutely loved her birthday cake. And our wonderful Irene who turned 83 On December 31st, Irene received lots of cards and gifts with her favourite being her flowers.