HC-One Residents and Colleagues across the country celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday 14th March. Relatives delivered cards, letters and gifts to the homes for their mothers and grandmothers to open. The Residents were delighted to receive these from their loved ones, and read the lovely well wishes and comments, which put a smile on all of the ladies’ faces.
Residents at Avandale Lodge Care Home in Northwich, Cheshire, received some lovely presents from their families in celebration of Mother’s Day. Tables were beautifully decorated for the occasion and the day was spent with Residents tucking into a Sunday dinner feast of roast beef with all the trimmings. Residents were also treated to a delightful afternoon tea party later in the day where they were spoilt for choice with a variety of treats, including a selection of homemade sandwiches, scones and cakes, accompanied with the choice of tea, coffee or a Buck’s Fizz cocktail.
Residents indulged in the selection of treats as they sat and chatted happily sharing memories of their own mothers, how wonderful they were, the quality time they spent together as a family growing up and their own personal experiences of being mothers.
“Another great day, enjoyed by all. Our Residents always enjoy the themed days, decorations and food!”
At Dove Court Care Home in Burnley, Lancashire, Residents of Nightingale House enjoyed a socially distanced afternoon tea party today to mark Mother’s Day, dusting off their best china tea set for the occasion. Residents enjoyed finger sandwiches and other nibbles, as well as a choice of alcoholic, soft or hot drink beverages in the decorated dining room.
The day was organised by Colleagues Edna Peat, Nightingale House Manager and Katie Partington, Nightingale House Senior Carer, who also scheduled in video calls for Residents from their family and friends to enjoy a virtual catch up.
The home was also bustling and full of beautiful, vibrant and sweetly scented flowers and cards from Residents’ loved ones for the occasion. Katie also got creative and hand crafted a frame for Residents to pose with for a photo which Residents thoroughly relished participating in.
“A big thank you to Nightingale staff for making the Residents feel happy on Mother’s Day.”
The ladies of Barton Brook Care Home received a variety of lovely cards from a charity called ‘Dancing with Dementia’, which were made by some of the children from the local Tyldesley Primary School.
Residents enjoyed talking about their own children, mothers and families, reflecting on some lovely memories.
In the afternoon a lively and enthusiastic karaoke session was enjoyed by Residents listening and singing along to their favourite tunes.
“The atmosphere on the unit was really lovely and it was a great celebration.”
At Greenways Court Care Home in Consett, County Durham, Colleagues arranged for Residents to have their photos taken whilst holding up a floral crafted and designed frame. The photos were printed and sent to their loved ones alongside a heart-warming message sending their love. Every lady in the home received a gift to mark the day and thoroughly enjoyed a buffet tea where Residents were provided with a selection of treats to choose from. Families also popped by on the day to drop off cards and presents and see their loved ones.
At Woodside Court Care Home in Glenrothes, Fife, Colleagues decorated the home with balloons and posters to set the atmosphere for the day, with an afternoon tea party held in celebration of Mother’s Day for the Residents. Chef, Domnickia Watkins, baked a selection of homemade cupcakes which the ladies thoroughly enjoyed along with a cup of tea whilst chatting to each other about the good old times. Residents were spoilt with gifts from their loved ones, including teddy bears, flowers, chocolates and cards.
Residents had a wonderful day of love, fun and entertainment, and Colleagues enjoyed seeing Residents receive cards, messages and gifts from their loved ones, as well as hearing stories of Residents experiences of motherhood.