We know it’s hard not being able to give your loved ones a kiss or a cuddle, but social distancing is still necessary to keep the virus from spreading. Help care homes to keep their residents safe and follow the guidelines.
Everyone at The Valleys would like to say a massive thank you to our local Boots Chemists for delivering a lovely donation of cosmetic gifts for the staff. The gift also came with a fab message which was greatly appreciated by everyone. This has been yet another example of the local community and retailers pulling together to keep each other going. Let’s hope this fantastic community spirit lasts long beyond the end of the pandemic.
All the staff here at The Valleys want to say a big thank you to Kay Burrows and her family. Kay is the daughter of one of our lovely residents, and this week she presented us with lots of chocolate goodies and Haribo sweets for the staff to share. Everyone is really grateful for all the contributions we have received and we are certain that Kay’s donation not us won’t be around for long…….. now where did we put that old exercise bike??
All our homes will be receiving lots of messages and best wishes today as we celebrate Father’s Day. We will be making sure that all the dads we are caring for have an extra special day and are spoilt rotten! How will you be celebrating your Dad’s special day?
Many of our residents were saddened today to hear of the death of Dame Vera Lynn. Whilst she undoubtedly lived an amazing and long life which deserves to be celebrated it is always sad when a national icon passes.
For so many of our residents, across all our homes, she will be remembered as someone who was a shining light during a time of crisis. She became the nation’s sweetheart over three-quarters of a century ago during the Second World War and has remained in many people’s hearts ever since.
Today our residents would like to pay tribute to her and to thank her for all she has done for their spirits over many years, giving not only enjoyment but also hope to so many.
No not a statement of political persuasion, just a recognition of the sterling efforts of many of our lovely residents recently as they have been helping out with the replanting of pots in our garden – a perfect pastime for the warm weather. We will be buying more plants this week ready to refill the rest of our pots, ensuring we have a cracking display this Summer. We never knew we had so many residents with green fingers!
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