Former Fireman Takes Trip Down Memory Lane

John Foster had the opportunity to watch as the firemen carry out evening drill practice, thanks to Sam Keylock, Activities Coordinator at Heffle Court, who commented:

‘As part of person centred activities we try to tune into all of our residents past and present hobbies, interests and professions to ensure that they continue to lead an active, stimulated and fulfilled quality of life.’

‘John is passionate about his work as a fireman and often talks about it in our reminiscence sessions. I thought it would be lovely for John to see how the to see what life in the fire service looks like now and to relive the many happy years he spent there.’

John served within the fire service for 32 years in all, until he retired in 1987 as Senior Divisional commanding officer for B division.

The firemen made the group feel very welcome, with two of them actually having worked under John when he was commanding officer, one is now retired working as community officer and the other is now the Station officer of Mayfield.

John, whose son is also now a serving fireman, added:

‘I do miss being part of a crew and it was great to soak up the atmosphere again.`

The memorable evening was finished off with a cup of tea, homemade cake and a good dose of friendly banter with the team.

Located at the heart of Heathfield, Heffle Court is a care home providing specialist dementia care for up to 32 elderly people.

Heffle Court

Home Manager

Debby Potter

Address

Station Road,
Heathfield,
East Sussex,
TN21 8DR

Contact
0808 223 5510
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