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Today was V day

On this beautifully bright day, on the very last day of a  dreadful year, our staff team went up to RD&E hospital to receive our first dose of  the Pfizer vaccine.

And there are signs that the NHS is gearing up for imminent vaccination of care home residents now the Oxford vaccine has been approved.

It feels like today we started to turn the corner towards normality for the Rose Lodge family. It will be some time before we can fully lift restrictions but we can now at least start the new year on a positive note, and we can allow ourselves to start dreaming about better days ahead.

We are wishing wish you all a healthy and happy 2021

 

 

Thank you to all the NHS staff and volunteers that make this happen

Rest in Peace Adrian

Adrian Hamer was taken by COVID on Boxing day. He was 55 years old.

Adrian first joined us about 5 years ago as a driver while recovering from a heart operation. After a stint as Marketing Director at the Ocean he re-joined as our manager for Finance, Technology and Marketing in 2018.

Adrian did not have ‘can’t do’ in his vocabulary and could always find a way to get things done. Live streaming of a Christmas Party over Facebook ? Done. A COVID-safe visitor hut delivered within a week ? Done. A petting zoo with raised beds for the chickens and ducks ? Done. A sugar-spinning event for a party ? Done. Radio ads ? Done. The list goes on and on 

Adrian loved Rose Lodge and what we stand for, and we will miss him greatly.

He was one of us

He was family 

 

Adrian and Lisa at Christmas party 2019

Keeping shoes polished and shiny

It is good to take weekend relaxation seriously sometimes

Face masks, cucumber slices for eyes, pedicure and foot massage, manicure, a glass of mulled wine……..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been rather busy towards the end of this week

…. packing Christmas presents for families, making another gingerbread house  (of course), chopping, hanging pictures and having some fun too.