As part of Thank You Day on Sunday 2nd July, residents and families at Black Swan’s The Beeches care home in East Harling, South Norfolk made a video to thank the staff at the home. Short clips of residents and their families expressed kind comments thanking the staff for their support, love and compassion.
The video, shared on The Beeches Facebook page is viewable at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1396047227919039&ref=sharing included messages including:
“Thank you very much to all my friendly carers who look after me so well”,
“You’ve made life so much easier for me than I thought possible” and, from the son of a resident:
“Thank you to Chloe and all the staff at The Beeches – they’re absolutely tremendous.”
Thank You Day on Sunday July 2nd was the UK’s third annual Thank You Day, designed to strengthen bonds and create kinder communities.
Music for Dementia, the charity behind Thank You Day, led the music side of the celebrations, saying: “We want to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people in Britain who change their own lives to care for someone else, particularly those living with dementia.”
This year, they have been supported by singer Tony Christie, who has re-made the Andrew Gold classic ‘Thank you for being a friend’. Tony has been recently diagnosed with dementia but is promoting the known benefits that music brings to people living with dementia.