On Tuesday 23rd March 2021, the country took part in a Day of Reflection and observed a minute’s silence at 12pm to reflect on the past year.
To date, approximately 126,000 people in the UK and 2.75 million people around the world have died since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Day of Reflection was a chance for our staff, volunteers and residents to honour them, thinking about those who have passed away and those left behind. They will forever be remembered and forever be loved. The care sector has particularly been impacted by the virus; loved ones separated and unable to visit, coupled with care workers on the frontlines to combat the effects of coronavirus on those in society who are more vulnerable, has undoubtedly meant that 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for the Charity and the nation.
Moorside held a special service to mark the day. A ‘Tree of Reflection’ was set up, giving people the chance to express their thoughts, put them to paper and hang messages of reflection and remembrance from the branches. A simple activity, but one that generated very powerful and emotional outcomes from our people.
Residents of St John’s Moorside specialist dementia care home also helped to make a wreath, which was laid during a service by St John’s Chaplain, Revd Alison Dobell. After the service, everyone enjoyed Afternoon Tea in the Winchester Lounge.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this day of reflection and remembrance.
Visit our gallery for some photographs of the Day of Reflection.