Covid one year on - Hemel Hempstead care home marks National Day of Reflection

Today marks a year since the first national lockdown

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 5:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 5:14 pm

Care home residents in Hemel Hempstead marked the one year anniversary of the first lockdown with a minutes silence to remember those they had lost over the last 12 months.

Staff at The Lodge Care Home organised a number of activities for residents to take part in to mark the National Day of Reflection (March 23).

They read out special poems and wrote on a board the things they were thankful for and what they were looking forward to over the coming months as restrictions are lifted.

Hemel Hempstead care home marks National Day of Reflection

Sarah Beck, of The Lodge, said: "We read out poems one written by myself, we had a board with hearts on with initials of those we have lost over the past year, we spoke about the resilience and courage we have all shown over the past year.

"Joan said she is looking forward to the hairdresser coming back in, Margaret going out for a walk and Frank is thankful for the carers and June for keeping us all safe.

"We held a minutes silence at 3pm and then enjoyed some tea and cakes donated by Giggle and Graze. Yesterday we planted colourful plants in the courtyard to bring in the spring and new life.

"We know this year has been hard on everyone and here at The Lodge we are thankful for all our wonderful staff and fantastic residents."

The Lodge care home marks National Day of Reflection
Staff at The Lodge Care Home organised a number of activities
Residents at The Lodge care home