Time for a cuppa!

7 May 2020 01:11
Published by: Scott Callan

One of the things residents at Borough Care’s Bryn Haven home for older people in Brinnington are missing most during coronavirus lockdown is having a cup of tea with their families. 

So they are now sending a cuppa to their loved ones – along with special messages for them to read as they brew up.

Joanne Best, activity lifestyle facilitator at the home explained: “We are making sure there are lots of opportunities for residents to keep in touch with their families via video and telephone calls but lots of our residents say they miss having a cuppa together. 

“These are difficult times for everyone and I am always looking for ways to brighten the lives of our residents and help keep them connected to their families.

“I have sourced some tea bag holders featuring a special message and residents have put a tea bag in to be posted to their families. 

“They love the idea of being able to send a cup of tea to their loved ones and I’m sure their families will be delighted to receive the special gift.”

The tea bag holders Bryn Haven residents are sending to their loved ones feature the message: ‘I cannot sit and chat with you, the way I’d like to do.  So brew yourself a cup of tea I’ll think of you, you think of me.’

Dr Mark Ward, chief executive at Borough Care, said: “The teams at all our homes have been amazing in coming up with great ideas to keep our residents and their families connected at this difficult time.  I’m sure the loved ones of residents at Bryn Haven will be touched to receive their special gift.”

Pictured here are Bryn Haven residents Fran Berriff and Lila Wood with the tea bags they are sending to their loved ones.

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