8 January 2020


In December, Arcare Maidstone client, Wendy celebrated her 59th birthday surrounded by beloved team members, friends and other community members.

For Wendy’s birthday, a group of team members,volunteers and clients chose to surprise her, by taking her out for lunch to the Braybrook Hotel. At lunch, everybody presented Wendy with handmade cards and thoughtful presents, before singing her Happy Birthday.

As everyone enjoyed a slice of birthday cake, individuals decided to go around to say something kind about Wendy. The group were feeling particularly reflective on this day, as it not only marked Wendy’s birthday, but Wendy’s last day as an Arcare Maidstone client; moving into the Arcare Burnside residence, the very next day.

A few tears were shed, as the group reflected on all the times Wendy has called Bingo, assisted with craft activities and enjoyed quietly reading the daily newspaper in the lounge.

It was a truly special afternoon, where many memories were hopefully made.

Wendy will be tremendously missed by the Arcare Maidstone community, however they would like to wish her all the best for the move to Arcare Burnside. The Arcare Maidstone community are already looking forward to seeing Wendy again, as they have planned a special inter-residential afternoon tea in the New Year.

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