Woodland Grove residents are spreading joy in the community during the coronavirus pandemic

Residents at Woodland Grove Care Home in Essex have been making rainbows in support of front-line care workers and the NHS. The rainbow making activity saw residents display rainbow pictures in their windows accompanied with kind messages for passers-by. This has helped spread much needed cheer and joy in the local community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Rainbow Trail

The rainbow making activity came about as part of a nationwide initiative, the Rainbow Trail. Residents joined thousands of people across the UK in spreading hope and positivity during the coronavirus crises.

The campaign encouraged people to display rainbow pictures for children to spot on walks and to cheer on people making essential journeys. The rainbow symbolised a sign of hope and resilience in spite of the coronavirus lockdown.

Lifestyles Assistant at Woodland Grove, Kiera Helsey said: “’Our residents really enjoyed the rainbow activity, especially when we explained the message behind the rainbows and showed them the photos from children around the country creating rainbows for our windows, they loved having a purpose during this hard time.”

Beechwood Grove resident holding up rainbow

Arts and Crafts

Woodland Grove residents enjoy taking part in arts and crafts activities frequently. Kiera continued: “The residents enjoy getting creative and when they found out about the activity, they couldn’t have been happier. The activity helped residents better understand the pandemic as well as help them spread some much-needed local community cheer.”


Beechwood Grove resident holding up the rainbow she made

Our residents stylised their own versions of the rainbows which were later displayed in the windows for everyone to see. The residents are looking forward to similar activities in the future where they can be a part of such campaigns.

We have also been keeping relatives and loved ones up-to-date with the activities happening within the home. Regular updates can be found on our Woodland Grove Facebook page.


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