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Love is in the air in Wallsend

You could definitely feel the love in the air at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend.

Residents at the home began their Valentine’s Day celebrations by making cupid themed cupcakes to share with their loved ones. In the afternoon they welcomed entertainer Paul Kirsopp into the home.

Ruth Todd, Home Manager, said: “Residents, relatives and the team were all feeling the love. They were singing and dancing to all the songs Paul performed. We decorated the lounges and foyer with Valentine’s decorations that the residents had created and this helped to bring everything together. It truly was a lovely day.”

However, there was one person missing from the Valentine’s celebrations. Ann, who wanted to spend Valentine’s Day at home with her husband, got her wish.

Ruth Todd added, “Ann’s husband Arthur was feeling a little under the weather. He comes to Howdon every day to visit his wife, and have their evening meal together, but Ann wanted to visit him for a change. Ann and Arthur showed the team old photographs of them as youngsters, and discussed all of their escapades over a cup of tea. It was great for the team to see how a visit like this made a huge difference to Ann and Arthur. They had the biggest smiles on their faces, and Ann was still smiling when she returned to Howdon.”

Are you looking for a care home in Wallsend? Howdon Care Centre offers support for all types of care including day care, intermediate care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and residential care.

Date published: 15 September 2017

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