Specsavers Bodmin recently chose to visit St Petroc’s care home to deliver presents and spend time with residents.

Sensory gifts

Organised by care home manager Denise and Specsavers Bodmin store manager and Steven McLean, the Bodmin Specsavers team delivered a variety of sensory gifts from tambourines to sleigh bells to the delight of residents.

Importance of dementia training

Jo McLean, Bodmin store director, said: ‘This year the entire team completed their dementia training to better understand the needs of our customers with dementia. Learning about the issues people with dementia suffer from the team asked to visit St Petroc’s and spread some cheer.’

Spreading cheer

During their visit, the team were delighted to share in the smiles and laughter from the residents. One resident, Tom, has no visitors and has not interacted with anyone, until this visit. He took great joy in playing the musical instruments and joining in with singing. 

Thank you to St Petroc’s

Jo continued: ‘The team at St Petroc’s were so welcoming and are doing a fantastic job caring for these incredible people. We hope to do more in the future with them.

St Petroc's House Care Home is a beautiful home in the historic town of Bodmin, providing the very highest standards of care to independent or fragile elderly men, women or couples, mobile or disabled, blind or partially sighted in order that they maintain a high quality of life in a cheerful, carefree atmosphere.

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