A Bradford care home has arranged for a resident to visit the place of her “best job ever” following some Life Stories work done during Dementia Awareness Week.

After working on residents Life Stories as part of Dementia Awareness week activities, staff at Anchor’s Ashcroft care home on Kelvin Way, decided to organise a trip out to Mutliflight to see the Cessna aircraft.

Residents Jean Fryer worked with the Cessna aircraft at Leeds Bradford Airport during the 1980’s and spoke fondly of her time there describing it as he best job she ever had.

Home manager Emma Ciccone arranged the visit so that Jean could pop down and see the airplanes from the onsite café and have a tour.

Emma said “Jean was so passionate when we were doing the life stories work that we all thought it would be great if we could take her along to see where she used to work and learn more about what she did.  Work plays such a big part in our lives and the residents love reminiscing about jobs they used to do, what they liked about them and what were the challenges in days gone by.

Jean was accompanied by activity coordinator Karen Sefton who said “Jean thoroughly enjoyed her visit and it brought back lots of memories it was so lovely to hear her talking about her past and how much she had enjoyed working there.  All of the staff at Multiflight were fantastic in arranging the visit for us so quickly and were brilliant of the day taking time to show us around”

Karen added “We’re really looking forward to continuing the life stories work and finding out more interesting facts and hopefully unearthing some great opportunities for our residents to revisit their past”

For more information about Ashcroft care home please contact 0800 0854292.

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