In May here at Woodleigh we held our first ever ‘In loving memory…’ service. It was an opportunity to celebrate and remember the lives of our residents who over the previous 12 months had sadly passed away. Invitations were sent and families came together, though difficult for some, to light a candle ‘In loving memory…..’.
While there were a few tears, there was also much laughter and chatter as those who attended the service did some catching up as they spoke with some of our other residents, the staff and other relatives. It was a warm and friendly afternoon where all that once was, was remembered with fondness and love. Where memories permeated the hearts and minds of all those who joined the service.
Residents come and sadly they go, but they are not forgotten. This short service was a simple yet sincere reminder that the care we offer continues and extends beyond the death of a loved one.