Monday, 29 June 2015

When it comes to living well, residents at Forest Care Village in Borehamwood, had plenty to discuss, celebrate and share.

During national Dying Matters Awareness Week in May  the Activity Team organised a series of different events. 'The Bucket List' film was shown and lead to discussions about what residents might like to be remembered for and what was still on their own list. Sharing took place over buckets of ice-cream in the sunshine. 

Residents also eagerly awaited the winner of the Celebration of Life card that had been designed by them. The card chosen was beautifully made by Anna and the moving poem was by Patrick.  Forest Care Village will now use this card as their bereavement card to send out to families and friends following a death in the Village. 

End of Life Care Educators, Jo Loney, from Peace Hospice Care and Sarah Ocran from Forest Village encouraged residents and staff to think about having conversations about end of life wishes (Advance Care Planning) and then it was time to celebrate with karaoke and drinks.

'Great achievements were shared and the residents had a wonderful day reflecting and  discussing their end of life wishes in a shared celebration,' said Peace Hospice Care Home End of Life Care Educator, Jo Loney.  "It really was a memorable day for everyone.'