In preparation for the national day of reflection, activity coordinator Claire Jones suggested to relatives that, whilst they could not all be in attendance to mark this significant day, donations of vases and daffodils to display around the home would be a nice gesture to remind residents and staff that they are in their thoughts.
Everyone at Cedar View was overwhelmed by the response, as they received over 25 vases and Daffodils.
This simple gesture has lifted the hearts of residents and staff living and working at the home.
One resident, Poppy, who is 97 years young and has lived through many a challenging time, enjoyed helping to arrange the daffodils to display around the home and said, “I am hopeful and thankful that we have lived to mark this day and hopefully close the door on a very difficult year.”
Everyone in the home came together at 12 noon to observe the minute of silence and remember all that has been lost on this anniversary of the first lockdown.
Residents and staff are both hopeful that the worst is now behind them and together are looking forward to a brighter future.