The recent “Wish Upon a Tree” activity at Bridge View was a great success, with residents’ wishes and dreams already coming true. Our residents left poignant notes on the “wishing tree” in Bridge View and the activity was picked up and published by the Telegraph. Wishes included a minister wanting to visit his parish, a football fan going to see his team and an angler visiting his favourite fishing spot.
Shona Kerwin, activities coordinator at Bridge View, said the initiative had been “hugely beneficial”.
She said: “It’s difficult to see some of the residents make their wishes. “It can be quite emotional, particularly when it’s to see friends or family who are no longer here. But what we can do for them is to bring out photo albums of family for those memories to come back.”
Shona added: “We want to find out about their hobbies and interests. We’ve also tried to encourage them into other activities that they’ve shown an interest in. Doing this has helped us learn about their lives and also trigger something within them. “It’s been hugely beneficial for residents
and their carers here at Bridge View.”