Winter Wellbeing with Drink Wise, Age Well
For our November Winter Wellbeing , our lovely East Devon customers were joined by the team at Drink Wise, Age Well, a bit of virtual reality .... and a few furry new friends too.
Winter Wellbeing with Drink Wise, Age Well, a bit of virtual reality ... and a few furry new friends.
At Bluebird Care, our aim is to make our customer's homecare experience not just good, but great. All the team at Bluebird Care East Devon are dedicated to encouraging, enabling and empowering our customers and our Devon communities to age happily and healthily - no matter what their age.
Our Wellbeing Programme has been designed to support this ambition - helping combat social isolation, and keeping our Exeter customers connected to their communities as well as to the things they love doing. Through monthly get-togethers, outings and events, Bluebird Care East Devon are building a community of friends, and helping our customer try out new things.
For our November Wellbeing Session in Honiton, we invited our friends from Drink Wise, Age Well.
Drink Wise, Age Well is an incredible organisation working acorss the country to help people make healthier choices about alcohol as they age. The work the Devon team does in the South West is very important as, over the past 10 years in the UK, there has been a significant increase in harms caused by alcohol to older people.
The team brought a virtual reality set with them, which recreated the feelings and experience of mild alcohol intoxication. They then set about small challenges, such as throwing and catching a soft ball, to demonstrate how our motor skills and spatial awareness become impaired in this state, and the dangers this can pose.
After our ventures into the virtual world, we returned to Honiton for tea and cake, conversation and catch ups with our friends. We even made a few new furry friends when two little kittens decided to join the Wellbeing group.
"It was a really fantastic event. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, customers and care workers alike, and we all had a great day with a lovely group of East Devon friends."
- Kirsty Warren, East Devon Hub Manager