Staff and residents at Scarbrough Court, in Cramlington, turned super-heroes this week.
Like most other care homes, Scarbrough Court is closed to all but essential visitors to ensure the health and safety of its residents.
The Home’s staff have been doing everything they can to keep up morale and this week they decided to spread some cheer by dressing up as super-heroes. Elizabeth Wigham, Shift Leader at the Home, says:
“As we all know, laughter is a powerful stress buster and it is so important for our residents’ mental wellbeing. So, we decided to spread a bit of cheer by changing into super-hero costumes. It certainly put smiles on our residents faces and caused a lot of laughs.”
Meanwhile, two residents at the Home, Heather Doonan and Lilly Storey, decided that they would pay tribute to the Home’s staff by painting a giant rainbow poster, which read:
“Heroes Work Here!”
Resident, Heather Doonan, aged 83, is a former children’s and neonatal nurse. She remembers working as a nurse during the Polio crisis in the 1950s. Heather says:
“The staff here are real life super-heroes. Like so many others around the world, they are working incredibly hard to look after everyone. Pulling together in these hard times makes a difference to us all. Those who are caring for people really deserve our support and we are so grateful.”