Stocks Hall, Skelmersdale Home, hosted a Memorial Tea for family and friends recently.
The annual event is planned to provide continued support to those that have lost loved ones who lived at the Skelmersdale Home, and have since passed. Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Homes are committed to continuing after care in this way.
Sue King, Manager of the Home said “Losing a loved one is very difficult. We have known and built up relationships not only with the person who has passed, but also with their loved ones. Often it has been over many years. At Stocks Hall we want to maintain our commitment to the families & friends ensuring each person has opportunity to return to the Home, talk about their loved one and all remember them together. We hope in this way nobody feels isolated or alone in coping with their grief.”
Mike Wood, Head Chef of the Home, prepared a delicious buffet and Sue Gaskell, Deputy Manager made beautiful homemade cakes.
Family and friends simply enjoyed unhurried, reflective time together remembering fond times with their loved ones, and relaxing in the Home’s beautiful landscaped gardens.
Thanks go especially to Jean Bowden for her generous gift of garden furniture to the Home, in memory of her late husband Derek Bowden. A memorial plaque has been placed in the garden to acknowledge her kind gift.
All persons connected to families can return year after year for this special remembrance time.
Pictured below are some of those shared Memorial Tea moments.
Image below showing although there are sadly empty chairs – there are never empty hearts.
Each person’s photograph was displayed at the memorial tea, to remember each life together.
Every Person Is Valued.