Vesta Lodge residents were joined by Mickie Driver on the 10th November for a Remembrance service followed by entertainment and a tea party! However, they are also running a special Remembrance event throughout November where residents are creating a board sharing their experience of their time in service. The home has been decorated for the occasion and relatives and friends are being encouraged to help fill the board with any stories or details of residents’ histories. Fundraising is going on throughout the month with all money raised going to the Poppy Appeal.
Amie Clapson joined residents at The Fairway for Remembrance Day, singing wartime songs. Residents and their families joined in before enjoying tea and cake and reminiscing together.
Last Sunday, Heath House residents were joined by James Le Bec for Remembrance Sunday, followed by a buffet tea and welcoming Ernie back from the parade at the Cenotaph!
Last Saturday we held our open day at Anson Court and were delighted to be joined by over 230 members of the public! We met many of our new neighbours in Panshanger, had several people express interest in coming into the home to volunteer and had families of new and existing residents look around and view their loved ones’ rooms.
Also supporting the day was Panshanger Ward Councillor, Terry Mitchinson and the husband of one of our residents from Elmhurst who led us in observing a two minute silence at 11 o’clock.
A huge well done to our winners at the East of England Care Awards on the 9th November: Maureen Coplen from Fourfields and Dawn Curtis from Belmont View! Maureen won the Care Home Worker Award while received the Front Line Leader Award, both were very well deserved! Dawn unfortunately couldn’t attend to collect her award in person but both of them will now progress to the national Great British Care Awards in March 2018!
Reverend Richard came into Richard Cox House yesterday to lead the residents’ Remembrance Service
Greenacres residents went to pay their respects at the Hatfield House Remembrance Service yesterday
Members of the Pinewood Lodge Q Club enjoyed two days of Remembrance Day commemorations with themed entertainment and a coffee morning. They also made a prayer tree and shared stories of their wartime experiences.
Belmont View carers took two of their former servicemen to the Remembrance Parade in Hertford yesterday. Both Ken and Richard fought in WWII and were very pleased to attend the parade.
Dukeminster Court residents all entered the Guy Fawkes competition with each unit submitting an entry. The winner, though it was a close one, was Maypole Yard who got a prize hamper for their unit!