Mayor of Derby Joins Care Home Residents to Mark Dignity Action Day


The Mayor of Derby, Cllr Linda Winter, was the guest of honour at The Laurels Care Home in Spondon, Derby, joining residents, relatives and guests to mark Dignity Action Day 2017.


The Laurels’ Dignity Action Day event kicked off with a fantastic performance from the West Park School Brass Band in the morning, which set the tone for the day of fun and celebration that was to follow. After the performance, the residents all gathered outside the home for a balloon release.


Each resident held a balloon, to which they had attached a small note that they had written themselves detailing their greatest wish. When the signal was given, the residents all released their balloons at once, and watched as their wishes soared into the sky.


Following the balloon release, the party-goers were treated to afternoon tea, with coffee and cakes served fresh by The Laurels’ kitchen team. Residents, their relatives and friends were joined for tea by some very special guests including the Mayor of Derby Cllr Linda Winter and local police constable Stephen Meek. The residents hugely enjoyed meeting and chatting to these special visitors.


Kerry Preston-Carr, The Laurels Home Manager, said:


“The whole celebration was wonderful, and everyone really enjoyed themselves. The presence of so many guests, from friends and family to the Mayor, made the day so much more memorable for our residents.

“It was great to see so many smiling faces as our residents enjoyed their special day!”

Dignity Action Day is an initiative run by Dignity in Care. Dignity Action Day seeks to highlight the importance of treating care home residents with dignity and respect, and gives the caring staff at The Laurels Care Home the opportunity to show their dedication by putting on a special and memorable day for the residents.



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