Elderly residents from a local care home in Grantham have received a very special visit from the Lord Mayor, Dean Ward.
The residents and staff at Red Court Care Community on St Edmunds Close spent the afternoon chatting to the mayor and trying on his Civic regalia (chain). The day was filled with an array of cakes, tea and coffee and plenty of laughs.
Lin Amos, residential manager at Red Court Care Community said: “We are delighted that the Lord Mayor of Grantham accepted our invitation to open our brand-new visitor’s room. We wanted to give families a safe, warm space during their visits so they can relax and enjoy their surroundings.
“We hosted an afternoon tea party for the mayor and our residents wore their very best clothes as some of them expressed how it was an important day so suit and ties were needed. While eating French Fancies, a number of residents asked the mayor questions about his position and background which he was more than happy to answer. We all had such a wonderful afternoon and I’m extremely grateful for our special visit, we’ve got lots of pictures from the day to hang up around the home.”
The Lord Mayor of Grantham, Dean Ward said: “It’s been a very difficult year for us all as Covid-19 has caused lots of pain and suffering across the country. I’ve also been dealing with my own health battles this year and I’m thankful to have received such positive support from Red Court during my recovery. A number of handmade get well soon cards were sent to me not long after I’d been taken into hospital.
“I was invited by Red Court to open their brand-new visitor’s room which allows family members to have their own space with their loved ones. I was thrilled to be asked to cut the ribbon to this bright, private space for all to enjoy. This is just one of the many things Red Court has been doing to adapt to these unprecedented times.”
“The staff, the residents and the home are truly wonderful, I was really impressed with the safety measures they take and the interior themes that run throughout the home. I’m glad I was able to bring even more smiles to everyone’s faces, thank you for having me.”