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Shinfield residents get creative for Remembrance Day with ‘sea of poppies’

November 9th 2020

Shinfield care home residents and team members let their creative juices flow to mark Remembrance Day with a special art piece.

Residents at Care UK’s Parsons Grange, on Westall Street, marked Armistice Day by creating poppies in memory of their friends and family who have served in the armed forces.

Betty, resident at Care UK's Parsons Grange, helped to create a sea of poppies to honour Remembrance DayMade out of felt by residents and team members, some of the poppies have been added to the silhouette of a soldier in the home to form a sea of poppies, while others have been sold to the community. All proceeds from the poppies’ sales will be donated to Help for Heroes which provides counselling and support for veterans and their families to help them recover and move on with their lives.

Ruth Halls, Home Manager at Parsons Grange, said: “We wanted to do something special to mark this year’s Armistice Day and to remember those who have served in the armed forces, including some of the residents, and their friends and family.

“While creating the poppies, residents reminisced about their younger years, providing a wonderful opportunity for everyone to share stories of growing up in wartime Britain. We’re thrilled with the result of their hard work, and all for a very good cause – it’s great to see our sea of poppies displayed in the home for everyone to see.”  

Designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence, the new care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities. The layout of the building will be configured into a series of individual suites, each having a dedicated lounge/dining room to help facilitate the creation of close-knit communities.

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Purpose-built Parsons Grange in Shinfield near Reading offers professional and compassionate care for older people in luxurious surroundings. Parsons Grange has been designed to provide the perfect home from home for your loved one. Not only are the lounges and dining rooms the epitome of luxury and comfort, but there is also a hair and beauty salon, café, bar, gym, activity rooms and a sumptuous cinema. Outside, the glorious gardens are ideal to wander through or to sit and enjoy the wildlife. If your loved one enjoys horticulture, they are more than welcome to join in with looking after the garden. Our professional teams take time to learn about every resident, listening to their life stories and noting down their preferences on their tailored care plan. This ensures that they receive the best care, are offered their favourite meals, freshly prepared by the in-house chef, and are able to take part in daily activities that they’ll enjoy. As specialists in caring for those living with dementia, Parsons Grange features the latest, innovative ideas, including clear signage, colour schemes and lighting plans, as well as themed areas. Together these encourage a sense of independence by supporting residents as they move around the home. With en-suite wet rooms, residents’ rooms are spacious and bright, all include a state-of-the-art flat-screen TV, and some have direct access to the gardens. Decorating their room with special treasured possessions and pictures allows your loved to feel comfortable and at home.

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