Care home: ‘Let’s do the Wednesday Wave to show those isolating they aren’t alone’
- Credit: THE BEECHES
A care home wants to make sure those who are isolating are not forgotten by encouraging people to take part in ‘the Wednesday Wave’.
A few months ago, The Beeches in Ixworth was clapping for our care worker heroes and now they are contributing to the Wednesday Wave to counter loneliness among care home residents or those feeling isolated in the coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign, which is being launched by the Vamos mask theatre company and will run for ten weeks, aims to connect the public with people in care homes or who may be isolating in their own homes.
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The Beeches are asking their community to come together and wave to their residents on a Wednesday from 3pm at 39 High Street, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2HJ.
Bev Shave, deputy home manager at The Beeches, said: “We can’t thank our community enough for their support during this difficult time. Everyone’s gifts and letters of support has really lifted resident’s spirits over the last few months, especially as they can’t go out themselves.
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“Initiatives such as the Wednesday Wave help to spread some much-needed positivity and lets those that are isolating know that they’re not alone.
“The impact that a friendly wave can have on loneliness is huge, and those who are isolating must not be forgotten.”
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The home is now welcoming new residents and also socially-distanced family visits.