Over the last few days many care homes across the country have been celebrating this year’s volunteers’ week! Volunteers sacrifice what time they have to do what they can to help make those in care full of laughter, love, and friendship. Working with residents and staff, they support our mission to give those in their golden years the absolute best standard of caring for the elderly.
What is Volunteers Week?
Volunteers Week is celebrated between the 1st and the 7th of June every year. It is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers up and down the country and says thank you to them for the amazing contribution that they make. The week also aims to raise awareness about the great benefits of volunteering and the many diverse roles that are available across all aspects of our society. You can join the celebration on social media with #VolunteersWeek
We care about caring volunteers.
As well as helping others, Volunteering has been shown to have a positive impact on the lives of those who volunteer, assisting volunteers in gaining new skills and boosting self-esteem. We would encourage anyone who has issues with loneliness, low-confidence, depression or any other emotional issue to consider volunteering as a great way to meet new people and make a tangible difference to the welfare of people from all walks of life.
Let’s not forget Aunty Angela!
Here at Paxton Hall we are very pleased to receive the company of Angela, affectionally known to the residents and staff as “Aunty Angela” who at least once a week gives us singing, fun, games and most importantly laughter. Angela is also often seen to be helping out with the washing up and being a welcome assistant with the tea trolley!
Angela was quite thrilled to be presented with a lovely card from us all along with some chocolates to show our appreciation of her time.
Paxton Hall has been caring for people for almost 20 years.
At Paxton Hall, an elderly and dementia care home in Cambridgeshire, we pride ourselves in creating a friendly home-from-home atmosphere for all our residents, whether they have joined us through physical frailty or the onset of dementia. Please contact us if you’d like more information on our beautiful Grade II–listed home.