What a wonderful day, thank you so much to Mansfield Woodhouse Probus for your hospitality, Tony had a great time and was blown away by your warm reception. We loved every minute of it
In our quest to offer the best levels of person-centred care, we work hard to ensure that our residents can enjoy life their way.
We’ve written previously about our mission to support residents to stay in touch with the people who matter to them the most, and this week we have another to share.
Tony has been a member of Mansfield Probus, an organisation for retired gentlemen, for some time. Over the years, Tony has attended many meetings and made many friends, friends who have been an important part of his life. The club members meet monthly, they enjoy a slap-up lunch whilst listening to a guest speaker who shares memories to which they can all relate.
Last week I had the privilege of escorting Tony to a meeting, we enjoyed a rather posh lunch and listened intently to this month’s guest speaker, Norman Hodgkin. Norman gave a fascinating speech about Bletchley House and the vital role that it played in the Second World War.
Norman explained how codes were introduced during the First World War and described the highly skilled work necessary to keep up with advances in sophistication. He described the work carried out by the code breakers, and it was fascinating to hear about their skill. Norman showed us photographs of the code breaking machines and went on to tell us of his own experiences from his time spent as an Intelligence Officer during the Cold War.
Tony was so happy to be able to attend, and the members of the club were equally happy to have him there. It was heart-warming to see the lovely welcome that Tony received, and to see him enjoying the company of his friends.
We will be attending future meetings; the club have even made me an honorary member. Days like this are what outstanding care is about, creating smiles, making memories and maintaining the connections that make us who we are.