National Day of Reflection – March 2021

On Tuesday 23rd March 2021, we joined the National Day of Reflection. This day was to mark the 1 year anniversary of the first national lockdown due to Covid 19 and to commemorate and celebrate the lives lost and the hard work of all the care givers, not only our home but nation-wide.

At our Springfield Care Home, we  joined in with the minute silence at 12 o’clock and enjoyed an afternoon cream tea. We reflected on the last year and made a time capsule with thoughts and feelings from staff and residents, together with a mask, among other things, which remind us of the time for others to learn about in the future. We also wrote our thoughts and wishes on roses and hung them outside for others to remember with us.

At our Prinsted Care Home, our Canary Team spent time with residents gathering their thoughts on the last year and writing them on rose petals to add to our reflection board. We also made and shared a Rose cake.

Anniversaries are always emotional, this one was particularly poignant. We are so grateful to our residents and relatives for their faith and trust in us over the past 12 months. Individuals and organisations have sent us cards, gifts and pictures to lighten our darkest of days and that has meant so much.

Our team have been amazing in staying positive and we have seen strength in them that has been inspiring. We have laughed, we have cried, but most of all we have supported one another.

There is still a way to go but here is a to a brighter future soon.

We are thinking of anyone who has lost a loved one to Covid, who has or still is affected by the effects of the virus and to those working hard throughout the pandemic.