To mark Armistice Day and to honour fallen heroes and soldiers, the charity held two dedicated COVID-secure events at Moorside specialist dementia care home.
We were fortunate enough to have a soldier visit the home on Sunday 8th November. He offered a live reading of a poem in our cosy Winchester Lounge and spent time talking to our wonderful residents. The visit was completed with him laying a wreath of poppies, which was lovingly made by staff and Moorside residents. It was a fantastic experience and one which we are pleased to share with you all.
On Wednesday 11th November – Armistice Day itself – Revd Alison Dobell hosted a remembrance service at the home. Thank you, Alison, for helping us to commemorate the day.
Moorside also received some items that were kindly provided to use for the service. They were displayed on tables and in beautiful arrangements in the Winchester Lounge. We had great fun trying the hats on! Everyone enjoyed the chance to reflect and reminisce, prompted by these very special items, memorabilia and props. They were more than decorations, but conversation-starters and a really touching way to connect with each other.
Although this year’s Armistice Day was different from other years, with social distancing, COVID restrictions and PPE in full force, it was a very moving and happy occasion.
All of our activities and events were carried out in a secure way to ensure maximum safety of our residents, guests and team members. If you would like to chat to us about our COVID-19 policies and procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Please enjoy these images taken by our dedicated Moorside Wellbeing Team in our Remembrance Day photo gallery. We love the photos of two of our lovely residents – Marion and Peggy – and particularly the first image of Marion looking at a photo of her husband. There are also shots of Alison delivering her service in PPE, and not forgetting our very special guest from the armed forces.