Calender of laughs at Laurel Bank

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A slightly naughty calender has been produced by the residents and staff of the dual-registered Laurel Bank care home operated by Kent Healthcare in Lancaster. Social and domestic manager Mel Bateson said she saw no reason why Laurel Bank should be outdone by the Women¹s Institute and suggested the idea of a 2001 calender to the residents. “We have a culture of daft ideas here, so this was just another one of them,” Ms Bateson said. “The residents and staff are all game for a laugh and they set about producing the calender with tremendous enthusiasm. Manager Vic Cooper said he had been amazed at how the project had involved so many residents and staff, some of whom had not usually involved themselves in the normal range of activities. “The project took about eight weeks to complete and residents have been very actively involved in its production from start to finish,” Mr Cooper said. “Locally, the calender has caused quite a stir with the local radio and press running it as a top story.”

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