Busy Year Ahead

2011 is looking to be a very busy year for Home Instead Senior Care in Wimbledon & Kingston. As our name and reputation is filtering through the community, more and more clients and their families are asking for our care and companionship. We are also busy recruiting the most dedicated and lovely Caregivers, all wanting to make a difference.

We have some exciting events and activities to look forward to across the year, where we will be taking part in community and charitable events as well as a few home grown ones of our own. If you would like to get involved or take part in any of them or you would like us to help with an activity or event you are hosting please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

February – Valentine’s Day will be a time to show our clients and caregivers how much we love them! We have something special up our sleeve.

March - The Marsden March - On the 27th March, we will be walking 14 miles between the two Cancer Hospitals to raise money for Cancer Research. Twenty five of us including our dear friend who is suffering with Breast Cancer will be pounding the streets for a worthy cause.

April - As Spring appears, we will be hosting an event to support Parkinson Awareness Week. As we celebrate the Royal Wedding at the end of April, we are hosting a "Royal Tea Party" for our clients and their families and our Caregivers.

May - The team here in New Malden will to getting involved with Stroke Awareness Week, to support the marvellous work that the teams at the Stroke Association do.

June - We have the very special Carer's week this month, where Carer's around the country are recognised for the amazing help they provide to family, friends, neighbours...often with no respite. We will also be celebrating the great work our very own Caregivers do here. You will also find us at the Wimbledon Village Fair and the Edwardian Fair at Wimbledon park as we move into those lovely summer months.

July - A highlight of the local Calendar is New Malden Fortnight, where we will be offering our support to this great annual community event.

August - we a going on holiday this month so we are having a break this month from events and activities.

September - This is going to be a busy month - we have the Alzheimer's Memory Walk event - a big team of walkers will be joining the masses - so pop it in your diary if you want to  come along and join us. On the 30th September the country puts the kettle on. We are hosting a MacMillan Coffee morning. This event was a huge success last year raising tons of money. We’ll have the best china out for this.

October - Wimbledon hosts a fantastic Bookfest each year and this year the start of the event coincides with Older Person's Day...watch this space as we are planning something special for our wonderful "Older Persons!"Home Instead are participating in The Parkinson's Society Carer's day, helping to support and thank all those who provide much needed care to those suffering with Parkinson's.

November - As we head towards Christmas, we will be taking part in the McMillan Christmas Fair in Wimbledon and planning our Oldies Christmas lunch.

December - All wrapped up! Last year we hosted a number of events where we helped wrap presents and write cards and tags for the elderly. We loved offering our time and will be doing it again this year.And the year wouldn't be complete without Christmas crackers, hats and Brussels sprouts at our oldies lunch!

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home