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April Isolation Round Up

07/05/2020 General, Wadswick Green, Read Our Covid-19 Related News

Our residents at Wadswick Green have adjusted to the new ‘normal’ and are embracing the temporary way of life…..

A roundup of what the village team have been organising to keep the residents engaged - 8th April to 6th May.

Courtyard Zumba has really taken off for our residents.  Photographs taken by Vic Steadman, a resident.


We shared the King Lear writing competition which launched in the UK to encourage over 70s, who have never been published before and are not professional writers, musicians or artists, to create new works of literature, poetry, music and art during the time they are quarantined. Reminder - entries to be submited by 29th May 20.  Good luck everyone! For more information visit:

Our Village Shop was restocked with some little luxury items to make the day better including a pop-up stall for plants from the new cottage garden to brighten up residents balconies - tomato and runner bean pots and a variety herbs and flowers:

As well as different homemade breads, courtesy of The Greenhouse Chefs, the tasty sourdough bread was left to prove for two weeks!

Colin, one of the Wadswick Green Concierge team, wrote a beautiful poem about Fish and Chips memories old and new.  One of his series of three poems about isolation life at Wadswick Green:

Our amazing gardeners, The Garden Business, have been busy during March and April setting up the village’s ‘Cottage Garden’ to provide produce for The Greenhouse, our village restaurant and coffee shop, and the Village Shop for our residents to buy.  The Cottage Garden is also growing plants for the wonderful gardens:


To kick start the Easter weekend, our residents had a surprise visit from our very own Easter Bunny (also known as Zak from the Concierge team), delivering a Cadbury Crème Egg to every resident!


Rowan Lane Resident’ Angie shared her poem on the experience:

"There was a young man called Zak
Who had a fluffy tail on his back
he was the Easter Bunny for sure
‘cause he left crème eggs at our door"

Our April ‘View from a Balcony’ photography Completion once again received fantastic entries.  The top three winners were:

We had a special 80th birthday surprise for one resident too:
“….with the support and assistance of the amazing village staff, I arranged to purchase a barn owl nesting box and have it installed on the morning of her [my mother’s] birthday…..To top the birthday off a delicious champagne afternoon tea was also delivered to their apartment by The Wadswick Green restaurant.
Thanks again for everyone’s efforts." Mark [son of a Wadswick Green resident]

  Click here for Mark’s full comment  

We continue to join with the rest of the country for our weekly Front Line Workers applause on Thursday evenings, showing appreciate for all those keeping our country going – including our Rangeford Care and Village teams. In these unprecedented times they are working exceptionally hard and diligently to continue offering an outstanding service while keeping residents safe.

To bring our round up to an end, we want to share with you our most lovely daily activity.

At 11am each day our residents head to their balconies or windows and give their neighbours a friendly wave and greeting to let them know they are ok! At times like this it’s important to support each other in any way we can!

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