What is happening in Beddell House? March 2022

March has been a wonderful month we have seen the return of warmer weather, lighter nights and beautiful flowers blooming all around us. Would you like to find out what the residents of Beddell House Care Home have been up to?

International Womens Day

On the 8th March, we celebrated International Womens Day. It was a day for us to to celebrate women! To uphold their achievements, recognise the challenges they face and commemorate their cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements. The care staff held a pamper day for the ladies of Beddell House Care Home.

Nutrition and Hydration Week

Nutrition and Hydration Week commenced on 14th March. Its purpose is to bring people together to create energy, focus and fun in order to highlight and educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and well being in health and social care. Good nutrition and hydration are essential for quality of life and our chefs pay special attention to create a menu that caters for all special diets and to focus on undernutrition. This means our residents always have a fantastic choice of nutritious, high quality and home cooked meals and refreshments to enjoy.


In addtion to daily activities such as bingo, quizzes, games and singing. On Saturday 19th March, the residents enjoyed a ‘Mocktails and Music’ event in the Orangery and on Sunday 20th March, it was the first official day of Spring. Some of our residents went out on a walk around the grounds and collected some daffodils to bring the outdoors in!

Wednesday 23rd March was a National Day of Reflection. Our residents and staff observed a one minute silence and dedicated it to those we have lost and to support those who are grieving. A resident of ours read out this beautiful poem:

The Rainbow Children by Gemma Peacock

The history books will talk of now,
That time the world stood still,
When every family stayed at home,
Waved out from windowsills,
At those they loved but could not hold,
Because they loved them so,
Yet, whilst they did they noticed,
All the flowers start to grow
The sun came out, they can recall,
And windows, rainbows filled,
They kicked a football in their yards,
Until the night drew in,
They walked each day but not too close,
That time the world stood still,
When people walked straight down the roads,
That once the cars did fill,
They saw that people became ill,
They knew the world was scared,
But whilst the world stood still they saw,
How much the whole world cared,
They clapped on Thursdays from their doors,
They cheered for the brave,
For people who would risk their lives,
So others could be saved,
The schools closed down, they missed their friends,
They missed their teachers so,
Their Mam’s and Dad’s helped with their work,
They helped their minds to grow,
The parents used to worry that,
As schools were put on hold,
Their children wouldn’t have the tools,
They’d need as they grew old,
But history books will talk of them,
Now adults, fully grown,
Those little boys and girls back then,
The ones who stayed at home,
They’ll tell you that they fixed this world,
Of all they would fulfil,
The Rainbow Children building dreams,
They’d dreamed whilst time stood still.

On Sunday 27th March we celebrated Mothers Day and all of the special women in our lives.

Finally, on the last day of March, in true british style, winter made a surprise return with snow laying on the ground all around the estate.