This Remembrance Day was a special event at Hazelwood Care Home. One where residents had the opportunity to have the opportunity to pay their respects to those that have served throughout the great war.
Residents and staff all took part in Remembrance Day this year, where each resident was given a poppy to wear and we all took part in a 2-minute silence to mark the sacrifices made. Completing some colouring-in projects to encourage some creativity and an opportunity to decorate the home with what some of the residents have produced.
Our activities team took this opportunity to catch up with some of our residents about what Remembrance Day means to them. Some of them recalled being evacuated from their homes to Kent and having to use ration books due to the shortage of food.
Whilst watching the Remembrance Day service on television, a number of our residents, took part in singing along to some of the hymns, whilst others were engrossed in the service.
At Hazelwood Care Home, it is important to us that we take the time to learn about our residents and acknowledge their lives, experiences, and achievements. We do all that we can to recognise them through activities and events and celebrate them. We are proud of the person-centred approach that we have to both the personal and medical support that we provide to our residents.