By Marion Foreman

There has been much excitement in the care homes that we visit – Christmas is magical whatever your age.  Presents and cards and family visits.

One thing that gets a big buzz is a visit to family away from the care home.  The packing, the journey and meeting up with so many people.  So every single one of you who were able to take your relative out for a day or two – thank you.

The residents who come to our exercise classes work really hard to remain mobile and strong, making it possible for them to manage in your house.  Its so good to see them have a break away.  Of course Christmas is a special time and most of us have extra time off from work so trips out are possible.

And many of you are able to take your family member / friend out many times during the year – we have lovely stories about the fun and enjoyment.  Please let us know if there is something that you would like us to work on for your relative – for example – maybe they need to be able to do the stairs – just let us know – we will do our best to help.