Gracewell of Bookham organised a drive-through visit for residents, so they could safely see their families and friends.
Careful planning and a whole-team approach meant they could reunite 30 families, whilst adhering to the government’s social distancing guidelines. Families were asked to stay in their cars and residents were able to speak to their loved ones at a distance.
Everyone went all-out for the occasion, cars were decorated with lots of colour and lovely messages.
Gracewell of Bookham played rock and roll music as the cars paraded past the residents. Luckily, the sun was out, and residents were able to enjoy seeing their loved ones, chatting with a class of champagne in the sun. The afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by all, residents and the Gracewell of Bookham team were all in high spirits.
Judi Willcocks, Daughter of a Resident, said:
“What a fabulous idea and what a great way to see our loved ones at this time. You are such a great team and it really shows as everything appeared seamless. There must have been so much work put into it. It was magical thank you, and once again, thank you for the care you give.”
Doug Fairman, a Resident at Gracewell of Bookham, added:
“We had a fantastic afternoon, just what we needed at this time, thank you for the team who arranged the afternoon.”
Vicky Radmore, Home Admissions Advisor at Gracewell of Bookham said:
“It was a pleasure to organise and be part of such a fantastic event. We wanted to do something special for our residents and their loved ones and you could see by all the smiling faces that everybody had a fantastic time.”