Now that's how you Celebrate VE Day - 75 Years.....

On Friday 8th May Home Instead, went all out to make the day as special as possible for all of their clients and staff.

During these uncertain times, clients had been self-isolating from friends and family and the staff felt that VE Day - 75 Years Celebration was an ideal opportunity to show the client's a great time with a little bit of fun thrown in along the way.

CAREGivers got dressed up in 1940's fashion, all of the clients we visited that day were given a cupcake, designed and created by one of our very own staff members who is also a professional cake maker.  

Home Instead Harrogate, Ripon & Thirsk were also lucky enough to have their very own VE Day Baby who they helped celebrate her birthday in style.  4 members of the team singing Happy Birthday visited their client and presented her with a card, cake, balloons and flowers to make her feel extra special as she wasn't able to be with her family as planned.

"We were blown away by the amount of trouble and effort all of the Team went to, in making the day go with a swing" said Lisa Stirk, Community Coordinator who worked with all of the staff in making the events of the day go smoothly.

We received calls from clients during the day on Friday, thanking us for their wonderful gifts and letting the office know that it had brightened up their day so much.  The cakes were enjoyed together by the clients and their CAREGiver who visited them that day along with a well earned cup of tea.

The office staff ended the day with a ZOOM call 1940's quiz, still in full costume.  It really did lift the spirits of everyone throughout the celebrations and for a short time COVID-19 was not the centre of discussion.

Happy VE Day everyone and we hope you all had as much fun as we did at Home Instead Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk.

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