Happy Mother’s day at Southlands Place

At Southlands Place care home in Bexhill-on-Sea, we marked Mothering Sunday, also known as Mother’s Day, with the personal delivery of a flower to each of our ladies. Taken around in a basket, most received a little card saying “Happy Mother’s Day”. A few read ‘To a Special Lady”.

For us here at Southlands Place, this is a day that you get to say thank you to amazing women in our life and as we feel like one big family here, we wanted all our female residents to know that they are very special to us on this important day.

Mother’s Day, is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent and this year fell on Sunday March 26. This annual celebration doesn’t have a fixed date, is linked to Easter and is celebrated exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. The origins of Mother’s Day date back to the ancient Greek times, but the way in which we celebrate it today began in America in 1908.

We also put on a special film showing of the Doris Day and Rock Hudson Movie Classic “Send Me No Flowers” in our dedicated cinema room with its comfy chairs and large cinema screen,  which was enjoyed by all the viewers.

Many of our residents were visited by members of their family over the course of the day and in the afternoon, some of our residents and their families and guests enjoyed afternoon tea and delicious homemade cake in our bright and welcoming Acorn Cafe. It was a lovely day for all our residents, families and friends.

For those of us whose mothers are living with dementia, this day can be particularly difficult as to  suitable ways to recognise the occasion. At Southlands Place we always strive to celebrate special milestones, events and days such as these for our residents, as well as making daily life meaningful. We always warmly welcome families and friends to come and join us in our home and share the experiences, whether it be reminiscing, arts and crafts, music or just even a walk, and enjoy spending time with their loved one.

We have lots of events and activities coming up over the next few months. Watch this space for further news on life at the home.

At Southlands Place we provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 71 elderly people.

For more information about life at Southlands Place, or to arrange a visit, please call 0808 202 3303 or email us on southlands@caringhomes.org.

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Southlands Place

Home Manager

Heather Nwansi

0808 202 3303
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