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One of the positive outlooks from the lockdown period is that residents across the homes are becoming more familiar with technology and social media.

Eileen, a resident at Carey Lodge, was talking to her daughter using a tablet that the home had purchased. Eileen was thrilled to see her daughter and she is looking forward to planning further catch-ups in the near future. After her video chat, Eileen commented: “What a wonderful morning I’ve had!”

Eileen will turn 105 in May, so Carey Lodge are planning a video party for her. We look forward to celebrating with Eileen and her family in May!

It has also been lovely to see residents keeping in touch with loved ones who are living abroad. Jean Nicholls, a resident at Cherry Garth (picture below), was talking at length with her son who is a doctor in New Zealand.

We have also had residents video calling family members in South Africa, Spain and Australia.

Video calls are just one of the ways that you can stay in touch with your loved one. Our homes are also facilitating contact through the use of Facebook pages, email messages and pictures, Familigram, letter-writing and phone calls.  We are also regularly updating our website with more information:

If you would like more information on how to stay in touch with your loved one, please get in touch with the individual home.