RESIDENTS at a Newport care home have been enjoying having their wishes granted, just like magic!

In January, residents at Orchard House were asked what special wish they would like to come true during the year, writing them down on gold stars and displayed for all to see.

As the year progresses, so are their wishes, much to the delight of the residents.
Some residents requested places they would like to go, such as a farm visit or a trip to the beach complete with a Mr Whippy.

Ann loved visiting a farm and sharing her memories of farm life. The trip to the beach and a Mr Whippy was a hit with Sheila.

Isle of Wight County Press: Sheila at Appley Beach (left) and John's trip to the Donkey Sanctuary (right).Sheila at Appley Beach (left) and John's trip to the Donkey Sanctuary (right).

Others chose an experience, such as stroking a parrot or a donkey.

John had a trip to the Donkey Sanctuary, where he stroked a donkey, much to his delight.

Orchard House welcomed Isle of Wight Parrot Rescue into the home for Lillian to meet and stroke the parrots.

Isle of Wight County Press: Lillian meeting red-fronted macaw, Verdi.Lillian meeting red-fronted macaw, Verdi.
Some residents wanted to share time with their loved ones and go on a ‘date’.
A private dining experience at lunchtime was organised, with a three-course meal complete with roses and heart confetti.

Both Malcolm and John appreciated this special time with their wives, requesting a repeat of this experience.

Isle of Wight County Press: Malcolm and his wife sharing a special dinner date.Malcolm and his wife sharing a special dinner date.

Malcolm said: “It has been so wonderful to have this private dinner, the table looked lovely, and the food was delicious. It was also my wife’s birthday which made it extra special”.

Kim Fleming, general manager, said: “We are dedicated to person-centred care, and it is wonderful to be able to offer residents their special requests. The smiles on their face say it all.”