Socially Distanced Cakes and Chairs…
Miles Utting, Extra Care scheme Manager at Hafod, which runs Golau Caredig explained that many of the residents had just come out of shielding, so the timing for the event was perfect.
Lynne quickly got to work and spent a morning cooking welsh cakes, preparing scones, strawberries etc. This was to be Action For Elders first indoor event since lockdown and there was a lot of planning involved. “I had to put all the cakes in separate boxes to prevent people from being touchy-feely with the food.
“All the furniture in the room had be socially distanced,” said Lynne. “I wanted it to be a stress-free event, a time for people to come together after shielding.”
The event turned out to be a huge success, there was fun, laughter plus plenty of tea and cake. “Everything went so well; it was a joy for me to be amongst the residents. I’m so grateful that Miles allowed the event to go ahead,” said an exhausted Lynne at the end of the day.
For the people of Barry, a disaster had been averted and those in Golau Caredig Independent Living were able to enjoy some much needed quality, social time.
“It was just what we needed to lift the mood here,” said one happy resident.