Making memories for generations

Thanks to a grant awarded by the Trustees of the Charity of Thomas Oken & Nicholas Eyffler, people living at WCS Care’s Woodside Care Village in Warwick are already enjoying more regular trips out on their new minibus called The Memory Maker. The charity awards grants to benefit Warwick residents, and has supported us since Woodside Care Village was built.

Samantha Stuart, General Manager said, “The minibus is named The Memory Maker because our trips are all about making new memories for residents and their family members who can join them. We also call our driver, Neil, a memory maker because that’s what he does.”

For one of their first trips, residents chose to go on a trip to Warwick International School of Riding, inspired by Sally’s daughter Susan sharing stories about when her mum kept her own horses. Susan joined her mum and other residents for the trip which created lots of opportunity for reminiscence.

Ed Russell, Chief Executive of WCS Care said, “We want to thank The Charity of Thomas Oken & Nicholas Eyffler for their generous donations. The Memory Maker gives residents the freedom to choose where they want to go on daily trips, keeping them connected with their local community, whilst enjoying the benefits of getting out and about. The bus will benefit generations of Warwick citizens over its lifetime.”

Clive Mason, Chair of the Charity of Thomas Oken & Nicholas Eyffler said, “Having made a significant grant towards new technology when Woodside Care Village was built, we are proud to have awarded further grants to purchase a new minibus to enable the residents to get out and about into the community more easily.”