Dignity Day Inspiration

Thank you to Woodstock Care Home who shared these fantastic pictures from their Dignity Day celebrations recently. Dignity Days are a great way to work with residents and care staff to talk about respect, compassion and kindness.

Woodstock celebrated their Dignity Day on 1st February. The aim was to raise awareness of the idea of living with dignity, and the home invited family and friends to join them to mark this important day. For entertainment, they held an afternoon tea party with cakes and hot drinks and had a singer attending to play everyone’s chosen favourite songs, which kept the mood happy and joyful.

To make their Dignity display, the care team drew around a person and made this into the ‘dignity tree’, which they then painted using bright colours for everyone to see. On the day, people wrote on paper leaves what they felt ‘dignity’ meant to them, and then stuck these all around the tree, along with the residents’ photographs – creating a visual sense of a family celebrated and sharing special moments.

“This was a very special day, as it has a lot of meaning to so many people,” said Marina Foreman, senior activities coordinator. “We at Woodstock Care Home want people that come to us knowing that we will maintain their dignity by being respectful, compassionate and kind to them whenever they are in our care.”