Hertford & Sawbridgeworth groups get in the Easter spirit!

Over the Easter break, some of our clients and carers from our Hertford and Sawbridgeworth groups got in the Easter spirit, creating their own Easter poem.

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Easter comes but once a year,

And brings plenty of good will and cheer.

Sunshine and showers,

Turn bulbs into flowers.

Eternal life forever,

Remember the reason we are all together.

World Harmony Orchestra perform digitally to our clients!

World Harmony Orchestra, who provide socially distanced door-step concerts, recently joined our Potters Bar hub for some mid week entertainment.

Musical marvel Jacqueline, joined our clients via Zoom to provide an uplifting cup of warmth during lockdown.

“It was nice to experience something a little different than usual.”

“Jacqueline had a magnificent voice and it came across really well on Zoom. We really enjoyed it.”

Hertswise clients and their carers enjoy an online concert via Zoom, hosted by World Harmony Orchestra.

Watford carer and client news!

Over the lockdown period our team have been out and about delivering distraction packs for our clients and their carers. The teams have been overwhelmed with the amount of praise from our clients.

With help from lead partner, Age UK Hertfordshire, Hertswise have been ensuring that their clients and carers have not been left behind during lockdown 3. Inside the packs included activity magazines, pencils and pencils, a pack of cards and a card game booklet, selection of PPE facemasks and sweet treats.

With our Hertswise dementia hubs closed and face-to-face meetings limited, Bill and Mary were stuck with options on how to meet their friends.

When asked whether they were confident online, Mary laughed and said: “I’m not up on all this technology stuff.”

As meeting other people physically was most likely not an option, the Hertswise Team lent Bill and Mary a tablet, donated from Age UK Hertfordshire.

The team help them set up the tablet and downloaded apps such as Colouring by Numbers, Emails and Zoom. Getting the hang of it all was a bit tricky at first for them both, but with help from Hertswise they we soon able to join their local dementia hub virtually via Zoom.

Mary said: “It was really good being able to see other people’s faces, and Bill enjoyed having chats with another chap, which made a nice change.”