To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 and this weekend’s Armistice Day – the residents at Heald Farm Court, our Extra Care Scheme in Newton enjoyed a day of remembrance.
The event, which included WW1 food, displays of Wartime memorabilia, a singer singing songs from the era and residents reading poetry and sharing memories of the past.
The residents, including Kenneth Crick, also enjoyed a talk about WW1 field medicine from Major (Retd) Alan Taberner TD and Major (Retd) Linda Taberner from the Medical Living History Group. They residents really got hands on with all the equipment from the time. Find out more about them on their Facebook group.
The residents also held a raffle and bought cakes to raise money for the British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Torus staff also got in to the spirit by dressing in clothing from the period.
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