"Sage Evergreen Social Group at Arnold Lodge"

About: Arnold Lodge Regional Secure Unit

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Hi, I am a patient at Arnold Lodge. I thought you might want to hear about our Over 50’s Day that we have on the first Saturday of every month. There are a few of us oldies who meet up every month and have a really good afternoon. Bill, the member of staff who runs the group for us, is a book of knowledge, and like us is knocking on a bit! On these days we all get together, sometimes it’s to watch a film from our era; like ‘On the Buses’, a ‘Carry On’ film or a good old romance!

Bill provides us with popcorn and drinks, sometimes cream cakes, very nice! Other times we sit around a table and listen to some music from our past like Status Quo, Bay City Rollers and Barry White, to name but a few. We reminisce about the old days and how we used to live. Sometimes we talk about when we used to be kids and some of the things we used to get up to and how things have changed over the years.

I think I can say this for everyone who attends the group, “Thanks Bill” for giving up your time to treat us to one day where we can go back in time. It’s really enjoyable and a pleasure.

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Response from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust We have made a change

Thank you very much for your posting. It is always good to receive positive feedback on our staff and therapeutic activities.

I am pleased that you find the “Sage Evergreen” Social Group enjoyable and beneficial. I will ensure that your comments are passed on to Bill and the Team.

Thanks again.

Hazel Hayward