‘Strength and Resilience Party’ held at Felixstowe care home


The team at Mill Lane Nursing Home in Felixstowe has held a garden party for its residents to celebrate the ‘strength and resilience’ that everyone has shown throughout the pandemic.


The 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 Smith 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.”


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