Residents enjoy a surprise visit from The Mayor of Colchester

Residents and staff were overjoyed recently as they received a surprise visit from the Mayor of Colchester.

Councillor Robert Davidson visited Crouched Friars Care Home and
enjoyed a spot of afternoon tea with residents and staff.

Cllr Davidson took a keen interest in the residents and was kind enough to spend time speaking individually with all of the residents and staff. He asked the residents about how they’re feeling following the ease of lockdown restrictions and what future plans they have at Crouched Friars.

Residents were very inquisitive and asked the Mayor questions about his life, his background, and what it is like to be a Mayor. Some of the ladies were particularly curious about the Mayors’ civic regalia chains and the Mayor was kind enough to let the residents hold his chains and told them exactly how much they weigh.

Paulina Eagle, Home Manager, commented: “It has been wonderful showing Councillor Davidson around our beautiful home and to be able to discuss some of our key initiatives around the person-centred lifestyle we deliver. He is truly such a down to earth, friendly person and it was a joy to welcome him to Crouched Friars.”

“All of our residents had such a lovely time whilst chatting with the Mayor. They all thanked him for his visit, it really did create such a buzz in the home, which was lovely to see.”

Following the recent Government guidance regarding visiting rules, our home continues to follow strict safety procedures and are now allowing Residents to nominate five family members or friends to make repeated visits to the home.

Visiting is taking place either in the dedicated COVID-secure visiting area behind the screen, indoors in resident bedrooms or if weather permits, family and friends are able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine in Crouched Friars garden.

Testing is only required if visitors decide to visit in the bedroom and will be asked by a member of staff to do a COVID test on the day of the visit.

Crouched Friars are pleased to be still welcoming new residents to the home. We have specific procedures in place, to continue to support families who are looking for care for a loved one, whilst minimising the risk for residents and staff.
Our team of dedicated care staff provide around the clock dementia and residential care.

For more information on Crouched Friars, or to take a look around the home, please call
01206 572647.

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