Thirsk Care Company helps celebrate Remembrance Day

Home Instead were delighted to team up with Development Manager, Tina Holdway of Rowan Court, an assisted living facility based in Thirsk to help create a wonderful display for Remembrance Sunday for all their residents to remember the fallen and pay their respects as well as contemplating their own memories and what the day meant for each of them.

Tina was extremely grateful of the support and contributions of beautiful knitted poppies, artwork and little touches that were made and donated by the very talented Home Instead CAREGivers who visit Rowan Court daily to care for our clients.  The residents also contributed a lot of help and were overwhelmed with the personal items Tina received to create a display in the main entrance.

Tina would like to say a special thank you to residents, Kathleen and  Effie who knitted many of the poppies, gluing and sewing of poppies and basically being her little helper in putting the finishing touches to the display as well as creating a lovely poppy flower arrangement for all to enjoy. 

Lisa Stirk from Home Instead contacted Stuart Martin from Ripon Community Poppy Project and asked if they were able to donate any knitted poppies for the display so that the arrangement in the grounds could be completed.  Tina was blown away when Lisa delivered their extremely kind and generous donation.  

Tina added "All of this has provided a welcome distraction from the current COVID-19 situation and it has been wonderful hearing the stories that have been shared when reading and looking at the display in the main entrance and it’s been fantastic to see their smiling faces as they walk around the gardens on a voyage of discovery.

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Home Instead takes a unique, person-centred approach to both our hourly Home Care visits and Live in Care support which benefits both clients and our caregiving team. Clients are supported to live as independently as possible supported by our locally recruited CAREGivers who have been carefully selected for the role and trained to our Home Instead standards, fully supported by our management team based near Ripley.