Oakland Celebration of Family Generations brings families back together for the first time since lockdown

Generations of families were reunited at Oakland Care Homes for their “Oakland Celebration of Family Generations”. Our homes held special events including a family treasure hunt at Woodland Grove, superheroes and princess party at Hastings Court, Musical entertainment at Lambwood Heights and a family circus party at Beechwood Grove, which brought all the fun of the fair to Eastbourne, with fire-eating, face-painting and card tricks as entertainment for families.

The events were the first time since lockdown that the homes were able to welcome whole families in to spend time together.
Among them at Beechwood Grove was Natasha Goldreich from Eastbourne, her husband Paul and her two children, Rosie and Jack. She spent the day with her mother-in-law, Hazel.

Hazel moved to Beechwood Grove from North London in May.  She’d been quite poorly with COVID and Natasha said it was great to see her looking so well and happy. “It’s a relief to have her well again and to have her nearby. We had a lovely day and left feeling happy that Hazel was in such a pleasant and caring environment.”

Dorothy Rawlinson spent the day with her 90-year-old sister, Margaret Perrett, a former hairdresser who’s lived at Beechwood Grove for two years. The pair are extremely close having lived together when their respective husbands passed away.

“The days were so enjoyable, it was lovely to be able to share it with Margaret,” said Dorothy. “The time we lost due to COVID, to me, has been quite traumatic but to Margaret, due to her memory loss, it has not been an issue. I just know, from the look on her face that she enjoys the time we spend together and is happy to be among the friendly and caring people she lives with at Beechwood Grove.”

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