Whilst the country went into lockdown, those living in care homes noticed a dramatic change to their lives too. The staff at Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, took advantage of the weather and made sure residents enjoyed all the benefits that come from a simple sunshine stroll.
No longer able to hug their loved ones or sit and have a cup of tea with them, staff at Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge are determined to keep their residents’ spirits up.
It is the simple things in life! That attitude is no different at Barnes Lodge amongst the staff and residents, who took great joy in going for a local walk together. Whilst the residents have been enjoying the beautiful garden at the home, it was a wonderful idea to have a change of scenery and take a relaxing stroll around the neighbourhood.
With blankets, drinks and snacks packed, staff and residents set off to enjoy exploring the local surroundings and taking in the fresh air and glorious sunshine. With summer coming early, the residents really enjoyed the walk and having a good old-fashioned chat on the way around.
Nicky Pett, General Manager at Barnes Lodge commented: “It is a difficult time for everyone at the moment, but it is really important to us that we carry on as normal and enjoy each day.
“We’re very lucky to be surrounded by beautiful greenery here, so with the sun shining it felt so lovely to get out and about, all the staff just love seeing the residents happy and smiling.”