Live-in companions for the elderly have a special role to play when it comes to helping people value and remember special people and events in their lives.
Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 12 November in 2017, is a time to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
Providing a helping hand to attend Remembrance Services at church or in the community is invaluable, and where this is not possible, people who provide home care for the elderly can make time to look through photograph albums and share poignant memories together at home.
Accessing Remembrance Services online is a great way for older people to connect with the wider community on this special day, such as the British Legion, http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance/how-we-remember/remembrance-sunday/
and AgeUk’s blog ‘The Emotion of Remembrance’ is informative and thought-provoking, http://www.ageuklondonblog.org.uk/2016/11/11/emotion-remembrance/