It’s been a challenging year for many, but with the rollout of booster jabs in full swing, we can all be hopeful of a more stable 2022. Whether you are new to Corinium Care or have been a client for a number of years, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support.
Over 11 million people have received their booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, which is a testament to the dedication of NHS staff and volunteers up and down the country and currently presents our best line of defence against the new Omicron variant of the virus.
If you are yet to book yours, you can do so via the NHS website. We also encourage all of our clients, carers and office staff to stay up to date with the Covid-19 latest advice to ensure as safe a Christmas as possible.
However you are spending the next couple of weeks, please stay safe, well, and merry during these times. Below is some advice to help you do just that alongside updated business hours over the festive period.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Chief Executive Officer
Keep in regular, contact with your loved ones
Make sure you have regular, non-face-to-face contact with any loved ones isolating during this time, especially if you know that they suffer from existing mental health conditions such as depression or dementia.
Read our latest support guides
Most of us use Christmas as a time to reflect on the year gone past or plan for the year ahead so why not use it as an opportunity to learn more about dementia, particularly if you are spending more time with a loved one who may be living with the condition over the festive period.
Talk to someone if you need to
If you are feeling particularly lonely over the Christmas period, there are volunteer helplines available offering you a comforting ear.
Silver Line – Call 0800 4 70 80 90
Samaritans – Call 116 123
Age UK – Call 0800 678 1602 (open 8am – 7pm daily)
Gather round a Christmas Classic
Nothing says Christmas quite like a good film, and there is evidence to suggest that elderly relatives engaging with media from their childhood, can improve cognitive functioning. Here are just some of our favourite classics.
Christmas Eve – Channel Five, Scrooge 11:55am and Channel Four, Home Alone 6pm
Christmas Day – BBC Two, Casablanca 11:10am and Channel Five, Love Actually 10:40pm
Boxing Day – BBC Two, Singin’ in the Rain 12:40pm
Our Christmas office hours can be found below:
23rd December – Normal opening hours
24th December – Closed from 2pm
25th December – Closed
26th December – Closed
27th December – Closed
28th December – Closed
29th December – Normal opening hours
30th December – Normal opening hours
31st December – Closed from 2pm
1st January – Closed
2nd January – Closed
3rd January – Closed
4th January – Normal opening hours
If you need to contact us with an emergency on any of the dates we are closed, please reach out using the Out of Hours number detailed in your welcome pack.
We are still taking new enquiries over the Christmas period. Enquire online and a member of the team will contact you as soon as we are open again.