I cannot adequately say how beneficial your existence is to myself and my wife who has Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. She has no idea where or what a Day Centre is but she feels safe and relaxed in some environments, she feels those emotions at Foxhall thanks to the kindness and professionalism of the staff. Her visits help her escape from the frightening world of dementia for a few hours and for that, thank you so much and thank you from me, for knowing that I can relax for a while in the knowledge that my wife is safe with you.
My mother attends twice weekly. When she returns to us she is energised, enthusiastic and engaged. I fear that if she did not have these outings she would sit in her home, alone and mentally unstimulated with every possibility that her Alzheimer's would quietly advance.
My mother's visits to you provides her with much needed company. The mindful activities gets her memory working along with others with similar disabilities. Your dedicated, pro-active and thoughtful care staff provides safety, fun and laughter. I have seen many times the patience and dedication your lovely carers provides...not just for my Mother but for all of the attendees.
The hot lunches you provide are well thought out, nutritious and sociable.
I have always found it most humbling that there are truly good people like yourselves out there who really do cherish and value our older community.
I just wanted to tell you all how much your efforts are appreciated by us both. We thank you for all your magnicient care and efforts which have helped M enormously. He really enjoys and looks forward to coming to the centre. It also gives me a chance to have Tuesdays and Fridays to do just whatever I would like to do, be it meet a girlfriend, go shopping or just relax. "
Wife of a Member
I Love coming here as I can play cards with my friends. If I did not come here I would be staring at four walls all alone.
The people here are really nice and everyone is very kind. The food is good and I like the entertainment.
"Sadly my wife has to go into residential care after 64 years of marriage and being together. I cannot thank you all enough for the tremendous help you have been to her since she started with you. You are wonderful people who are providing a vital service to those whose needs are so great, and I cannot imagine it being done better.
Thank you so very, very much."
Husband of a Member
"Thank you so much for the wonderful help you have given to my wife F this year."
Husband of Member
"I am so sad that S is no longer able to come to you to spend his day. It was so good for him and he was so happy in the lovely atmosphere. Thank you all so much for looking after him so well and keeping him happy for as long as possible."
Wife of an Ex-member
"I can only thank you for the care and fun my husband had with you. After misgivings about leaving him at the centre, it was obviously the right thing to do as you Kept him busy and he was always exhausted when he came home."
Wife of ex-member
"Thank you so much for all the kind care and attention that you showed to my Dad during his time with you. You gave mum some valuable respite time which she so badly needed and also the comfort in knowing how lovely you all were with him and that he found pleasure in his time there."
Daughter of ex-member