Every year, on November 11th, there is universal recognition of the celebrated ending of World War I that happened at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). The day has become known as “Armistice Day” or “Remembrance Day”.
At The Porterbrook, we celebrated Armistice Day to remember those who fought for us and devoted their lives during World War I & II.
The residents helped the activity team to make poppy-themed decorations to decorate the home as a reminder to reflect during this time.
The day sparked many conversations and memories for our residents, as they were able to talk about their loved ones who fought during the wars and also how World War II impacted many residents during their childhoods.
Residents enjoyed Sunday lunch in the home's "pub" which was decorated with poppy stickers, bunting, paper chains and there were Great Britain flags neatly laid out on the table.
We printed out remembrance day poems for residents to reflect and we hosted an arts & crafts session where resident's created a beautiful poppy collage made with real flower petals.
At The Porterbrook, we endeavour to celebrate a wide range of special days and occasions no matter how big or small. By incorporating themed events and activities, and encouraging residents to help get involved with decorating our home means they always have something to look forward to and set their mind to.
We have lots planned in December with the build up to Christmas and can't wait to see what our Activities Team has in store so watch this space!
To find out more about what our residents get up to, or if you have any questions regarding our care services, do not hesistate to get in touch and a member of the team will be happy to assist you.