19 March 2021
Dawson Lodge care home resident reunited with daughter on 95th birthday
A resident at Dawson Lodge care home in Southampton received a special gift for her 95th birthday when she was visited by her daughter for an indoor reunion following new visitation guidelines.
Dawson Lodge care home on Botley road is delighted to welcome people and facilitate visits with loved ones in the care home following new guidelines enabling indoor visits from a single named family member or friend.
The new guidelines came at the perfect time for resident Louie ‘Lou’ Blow who turned 95 on 9th March. Thanks to the hard work of Anchor’s Dawson Lodge care team ensuring the visits can be carried out safely, Lou was visited by her daughter Jennie Church for the special occasion.
It was so lovely to see my daughter and be able to hold her hands and have a face to face conversation. It filled my heart with so much joy.
Since the pandemic began, Lou and her daughter have been able to see each other through window visits and video calls. The team at Dawson Lodge care home made the indoor reunion extra special with Happy Birthday balloons to mark the occasion. Lou was also given flowers, cards, sweets and a photo album with family pictures to reminisce with her daughter.
It was wonderful to touch my mother’s hands at last and the care home made it even more special by putting up balloons to celebrate. It was a very emotional time and I want to thank the care team at Anchor’s Dawson Lodge for making it possible to visit my mum on her birthday. They have done such a wonderful job during these very difficult times over the last year. I salute the whole team for their hard work.
Manager Mitchelle Perry from Dawson Lodge said:
It’s so wonderful to see our residents and relatives reunited like this! It’s so heart-warming and rewarding that residents are starting to see their loved ones in person and hold hands.
For more information about Dawson Lodge, please call: 0800 085 4259.