Care home resident ‘sparkles’ after ear-piercing wish comes true

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An 83-year-old Enfield care home resident is now donning some added ‘sparkle’ after staff at Bullsmoor Lodge granted her one wish – to have her ears pierced. 

Janet Lowe is a retired nurse and, unable to wear earrings throughout her 40-year career, never had her ears pierced. When staff at Bullsmoor Lodge asked its residents “if you had one wish, what would it be?” Janet couldn’t wait to share her ‘piercing’ request. 

Keen to help, staff organised for the 83-year-old to have her ears pierced at a local jewellery parlour the very next week. And, with the well-loved resident choosing her very own collection of brand-new earrings immediately after, Bullsmoor Lodge Registered Manager, Lisa Coombs, said it was a delight to see. 

She said: “Janet was so excited the night before that she couldn’t sleep, so we knew it was going to be a special day. She said she didn’t feel anything and couldn’t wait to choose some sparkly new earrings. It has been fantastic to see the huge smile on her face and to see her showing off her new jewellery to everyone here.” 

Bullsmoor Lodge is part of AgeCare UK and Director of Care, Jo Mason, is thrilled to hear that Janet’s wish has been made a reality. 

She said: “At Bullsmoor Lodge, we foster a family approach, focussing on enabling residents to live well. It’s always wonderful to hear how staff are going above and beyond to ensure everyone is happy.” 

Janet has dedicated most of her life caring for others and was a nurse for over 40 years. She started her career as a ward sister in 1961 at the tender age of 21 and worked in several hospitals over the years. Never married, the 83-year-old has been a resident at Bullsmoor Lodge since 2018. 

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Janet Lowe is a retired nurse and, unable to wear earrings throughout her 40-year career, never had her ears pierced. When staff at Bullsmoor Lodge asked its residents “if you had one wish, what would it be?” Janet couldn’t wait to share her ‘piercing’ request. 

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