Norwood Grange Care home in Sheffield recently took some time to remember those people who had so bravely given their lives. The home, which specializes in dementia care, ran the event in conjunction with Remembrance Day 2014.
Residents and staff of Norwood, alongside children from the local school Pathways Academy, all teamed up to design and create a wonderful wall display, with the focal point being a large handmade poppy. Around the poppy where quotes from the residents discussing their experiences and perceptions of the past wars.
A resident of Norwood Grange said “I lost my brother in law Charlie. He served in the Army during World War 2. Every year I go to the Cenotaph and place a poppy wreath without fail. I feel like I do my part, I love him dearly and I always will. This is why I remember.”
Country Court Care stated that the main objective of these events is to confront media induced prejudice towards residential care and build relationships between care homes and their local communities
Discussing the event, care home manager Johanna Andrews stated “We consider it extremely important that we remember our fallen soldiers. Some of our residents were born during of just after WW2 and as a result, have relatives who were involved. As family is such a big part of Country Court Care’s ethos, it makes it all the more special”.