Wedding celebrations were in full swing at a Kidderminster care home when a resident virtually attended her grandson’s wedding.
Wynn Tyrell, a resident at Care UK’s Brook Court, on Oldnall Road, did not let the pandemic stop her from being part of her grandson Oliver’s wedding celebrations, as she watched the ceremony from the comfort of her care home online.
Ahead of their special day, Wynn’s grandson Oliver and fiancée Eleanor visited the home for a special pre-wedding toast, where Wynn was able to see the outfit her grandson had picked for the ceremony and share a few words of wisdom with the soon-to-be-married couple. The wedding was later streamed on Youtube.
Gill Pratt, home manager at Brook Court, said: “The past few months have been challenging for everyone, especially for families living apart, but I know the whole team has worked hard to ensure residents could keep in touch with their loved ones as often as possible.
“Wynn was so excited about her grandson’s wedding, so she was thrilled when he and his fiancée came to visit ahead of their big day; and the team was all too happy to arrange bubbly so she could toast the happy couple. We know just how important these events are to residents, so we’re delighted that Wynn was able to be a part of the “e-ceremony” on the day – we could definitely hear wedding bells here at Brook Court!”
Wynn added: “I was looking forward to this wedding. I was losing hope, but it all came to life on the day – I never thought I would use modern technology, it’s absolutely marvellous. I’m very grateful.”
Brook Court is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing, dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. The care home, which features 67 en-suite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.
To find out more about Brook Court email home manager Gill Pratt, on Gillian.Pratt@careuk.com, or call on 01562 814 715.
For more general information visit careuk.com/brook-court