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Popping to the shop - the little things in life make a big difference

“Popping to the shop to browse and for a chat. Just like I used to do.”

Brenda always loved her Friday morning trip to the shops with her daughter Juanita; it was their treasured ‘mum & daughter time’ and became a family tradition.

When Brenda moved into Harrogate Lodge Care Home after a diagnosis of dementia, Juanita missed their cherished Friday mornings together, but was unsure how they would both cope being out and about without the support of the care team.

Amy, the home’s Magic Moments Club Coordinator, proposed the three of them had an outing to local boutique, ‘Rebel and Rose’ and talked to owner Rachel to arrange a good time to pop in.

Brenda and Juanita had a wonderful morning browsing and chatting to staff and customers in the shop and the experience has given them the confidence to plan more trips out together. 

A pop to the shops, time with a loved one and a chat with local folk. 

The little things in life. They’re just another way we help our residents feel at home.

Little things make a big difference.

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