Residents at Ravenstone Care Home in Droitwich recently invited local pre-school children to join them for their Remembrance activities. Children from the town’s Salvation Army Pre-School take part in weekly visits to spend time with residents of the care home. The visits are not only great fun for all involved, but can also help improve residents’ memory and thinking skills through positive interaction between the generations. Long after the children have left, residents continue to talk about how much they enjoy seeing them.
The pre-school visit in the week of Remembrance Day encouraged the children to help residents make poppies out of red tissue paper. The poppies are now proudly on display around the care home. During the visit, the children also got see a regimental poppy wreath. The wreath belonged to Ravenstone resident John, who took part in this year’s Remembrance Service at Droitwich Cenotaph.
On Remembrance Sunday, kind volunteers helped some of the Ravenstone team escort a group of seven residents to watch John lay his wreath at the service. John served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), travelling to many places around the world during his service. John remembers his time in the army well and was honoured to join other veterans from the town in paying respects to the fallen.