During August residents were assisted in continuing their regular communication with family members through Skype and Facetime. It is now an essential part of their daily life and the conversations always end up with them being uplifted and cheerful.
Thanks to Skype, Ann kept in contact with her brother who visited their old family house in Ireland and she was able to see and remember her favourite place from childhood. She thanked us with a shiny bright smile.
Through Livestream, Pamela was able to “attend virtually” the graduation of her grandson and his passing out parade from Dartmouth Royal Naval College. He wrote to us “that I wish she could have been here in person to witness it but I will be thinking of her and my grandpa, David, on the day and that I look forward to seeing her once we are allowed to visit.” Pamela watched the whole ceremony for about three hours and had a little teary moment when she saw her grandson.
Together we sent her grandson a message saying how proud of him Pamela is and how important it was for her to see his graduation. We received back a beautiful email saying “I really can’t thank you enough for setting this up for Pamela. Receiving your email and seeing those photographs was the highlight of an already great day.”