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Calderdale Rock, The Digni-Tree & Planning Ahead!

July brought some new traditions and exciting activities to Calderdale Retreat

Calderdale Retreat's Very Own Digni-tree
Home Manager | 07 Aug 18

As we continue to grow at Calderdale Retreat, we have been lucky enough to benefit from some excellent ideas throughout July, as staff, residents and their families have continued to make Calderdale Retreat a true community.




Last month, we unveiled Calderdale Rock which was hidden in our garden for our residents to find. During a walk with one of our staff members, it was indeed found by a resident who was thrilled at the discovery.

Once he can bear to be parted from it, we will be going out on another walk to hide the rock ourselves, joining in with the spreading of joy and kindness within Calderdale.




Inside Calderdale, Sue, the daughter of one of our residents, has very kindly donated her time to help us enhance the environment for those people at varying stages of their journey with dementia.

In the image above, you can see Sue standing beside her beautiful creation – our very own Digni-tree – which she painted. People are invited to write on a leaf what dignity means to them and then stick the leaf on the tree for all to see.




Our residents have also been enjoying Face Time with their loved ones using our newly acquired tablet. One lady in particular was overjoyed at being able to see and speak to her son when he was unable to visit.

Supporting relationships between people and their families and friends is important to us at Calderdale Retreat, so it’s brought immense pleasure to us to be able to offer a means of this happening.




We have a Summer Party planned for August 18th, starting at 5:00pm until late. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress have now accepted their invitation to the party and will be attending.

We also have a number of events planned for the future. Take a look below and make a note on your calendars!

3rd August – 2:30pm – Jed and Maggie entertain us

18th August – Summer Party

15th September – Great Retreat Bake Off!

21st September – 1940’s day

28th September – McMillian Coffee Morning

11th October – Danny the Donkey visits the residents for pet therapy

25th October – 6:00pm – Resident & Families Meeting

9th November – Katie Le Mare ‘Remembering’

11th November – Remembrance Sunday


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