LOVE was in the air at Larkfield View recently as residents and their spouses tucked into a special Valentine’s meal

February 18, 2019

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Staff at the home pulled out all the stops to make the party perfect by sending out invitations to the residents' and their families. They helped get the residents ready, prepared a menu and also purchased special waitress outfits.

Couples were seated in the lounge room which had been decorated by the team with heart lights in bottles.There were also drinks cooling in ice buckets and chocolate heart sweet treats.

This is the second time the home has run the event for Valentine’s Day and manager Elsie Maclennan says the success of it is down to her 'wonderful' staff.

Elsie said: “We held this last year for the first time and it has already become one of my favourites.

“The staff worked so hard to make it special.

"They have been planning it for weeks.

"It is just a lovely moment seeing the couples enjoy Valentine’s Day together.

"The room was beautiful, the couples were happy and the interaction was lovely to see.”

Activity Co-ordinators Linda Daisley, Rebecca Outen and Sharon Kelly organised the whole event. Rebecca and Sharon even dressed as waitresses to serve the couples and ensure their glasses of Prosecco were topped up. Cook Ashley Stewart was on hand to make sure everyone enjoyed their meal and Business Administrators Francis Rice and Josie Gallacher attended to make sure everything ran smoothly!

The couples enjoyed pate with oat cakes to start, followed by soup and a choice between chicken or steak and sausage pie, before enjoying a dessert of fresh strawberries and cream on a meringue nest. Tea and coffee were served afterwards as everyone enjoyed a chat.

Elsie said: “Not only was it a chance for the couples to spend time together but also for the residents to socialise with residents from elsewhere in the care home. 

“It was a great atmosphere and everyone seemed to enjoy it.

"The staff are amazing, they are always thinking outside the box for events that will benefit the residents and this one was lovely, so I can’t thank them enough for their efforts.”

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