A Resident has enjoyed an incredible family reunion after Colleagues at HC-One’s Bakers Court care home in Manor Park helped her to contact her sister and brother for the first time in ten years.
Bakers Court Resident Milly was taking part in a Facetime call with her son when she began reminiscing about time spent with her siblings and how much she missed them. It came to light that her son had a contact number for Milly’s sister and he forwarded the phone number onto the Bakers Court Wellbeing Team.
Milly’s sister was in complete surprise to be contacted. She was unaware that Milly was in a care home as they last contact more than ten years ago but she was very eager to speak to her and find out what they had missed out on.
Milly commented: “What a lovely surprise!”
The pair spent a lot of time chatting about happy memories and catching up with the latest news in a very emotional reunion with lots of tears. When Milly’s sister asked if she would like her brother’s phone number, Milly exclaimed: “Oh yes! I love my dear brother and I want to speak to him.”
She passed his details onto the Wellbeing Team and, after a lengthy conversation, Milly and her sister promised that they would keep in contact with one another.
The Team at Bakers Court got in touch with Milly’s brother and upon answering the call he was completely overwhelmed and excited to hear Milly’s voice for the first time in over a decade.
Once again, there were plenty of tears from Milly and her brother as he explained: “We will never lose contact again. I love you my darling. When this lockdown is lifted I will come and visit you, I can’t wait to see you!”
The incredible reunion brought cheer to everyone at the home. It is a moment that Milly will never forget and she is now looking forward to lockdown restrictions being lifted so that she can be reunited with her siblings once again.
Bakers Court Home Manager, Akin Oyelekan, said: “This is a truly wonderful moment for Milly and has massively boosted her morale, especially in the current circumstances.”