Staff and residents at Mitchell House have been raising awareness of dignity and enjoying some favourite pastimes with friends in the community to celebrate national Dignity Action Day.
National Dignity Action Day, held on Wednesday 1st February, aims to ensure people in care are treated as individuals and given choice and control. Our Activities Co-ordinator Kerry Hayes said: “Dignity is about having choice and living life the way you choose. The residents had thought about how they would like to celebrate dignity and they chose to invite people into the home and have a day of their favourite activities – it was certainly action-packed and a lot of fun.”
Caring Canines came along to the event. Care Home Manager Diana Wiltshire said: “Our residents love making a fuss of the dogs. Many of them have kept pets throughout their lives and enjoy the opportunity to pet and play with these wonderful dogs as well as with our own three cats and George the parrot, who have joined us as their owners are residents.”
Volunteers from our local church in Canford Heath came along to provide entertainment and beauty treatments for the residents and their relatives and there was a special tea, with chef Alan King making a cake decorated with the Dignity Action Day emblem.