Two residents at Gracewell of Edgbaston have been appointed to the celebrated role of ‘Resident Ambassador’.
Anne Morris and Gerry Foley, who moved in to Gracewell of Edgbaston in 2017 and 2018, are neighbours and close friends at the home.
The team at Gracewell of Edgbaston say that Anne and Gerry are both natural fits to hold the position, having been current representatives of the home for almost a year. Whenever potential residents and their families visit the home, Anne and Gerry are often the first residents to welcome them in. They also offer to show visitors around their rooms and answer any questions they may have so they can have a personal view of life at Gracewell of Edgbaston.
Anne and Gerry have also proved invaluable during the Covid-19 pandemic, providing support and a friendly face to residents and their families while on FaceTime and Skype calls.
Speaking of his new appointment, Gerry said that he is “honoured” to be given the opportunity, saying he feels a sense of purpose to be one of the home’s new Resident Ambassadors. Anne said that it makes her feel good to know that she can ease new residents into life at the home as she remembers when she first came to the home and how welcoming everyone was.
The friendship between Anne and Gerry has grown so strong that even their families have become close friends and often have dinner parties together.
Speaking of life at Gracewell of Edgbaston, Anne said:
“The staff at Gracewell of Edgbaston are just wonderful, nothing is too much trouble and everything is done with attention to detail. The team provide great communication with my family and, in more usual times, they can visit whenever they like which is always so lovely. The cleanliness of the home is to perfection and I cannot praise the staff at the home enough. Team members attend to every need and I am very happy to call this my home.
“The best thing about living in this home is the lovely gentleman I have met here which has made my stay even more special.”
“Gracewell of Edgbaston is an excellent home and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. The staff here are grand, and I have made some great friends. They keep us busy with activities and eating good food throughout the day. My family are happy because I am happy, anything I ask for or want is always an easy task for the staff here. Living at Gracewell of Edgbaston is like living with a big family.”