Dancing and singing as residents celebrate pulling together and smiling through
PUBLISHED: 18:31 29 June 2020 | UPDATED: 08:47 01 July 2020
Residents at a seaside nursing home have celebrated sticking together and smiling through the pandemic with a special Strength and Resilience Party.
The team at Mill Lane Nursing Home in Felixstowe held a garden party for its residents to celebrate the ‘strength and resilience’ that everyone has shown throughout the Covid-19 outbreak.
Manager Hanro Smith arranged for a 1940s and 1950s-inspired singer, Sarah Mai, to perform in the gardens of the home, while residents enjoyed a barbecue with burgers, hot dogs and chips with a few glasses of prosecco.
Hanro said: “The residents have been so resilient; I think they come from a generation that pulls together, keeps smiling and carries on when times are hard, and that’s what they have done through this pandemic.
“We therefore wanted to have a celebration to recognise how incredibly well they have come through this and now, it’s feeling like the ‘new normal’.
“We have started socially-distanced visits with relatives in the gardens, and our whole-home testing has come back negative and so a garden party felt the right thing to do. Everyone danced, sang and a lovely time was had by all.”