21 July 2020
Marianne only recently moved into the Arcare Sydenham community, and her family have been very worried that it would be her first birthday without any celebrations due to the lockdown.
The Sydenham team reassured Marianne and her family, promising that they would ensure that she would have a wonderful birthday.
On Monday 6th July, Marianne celebrated her 69th birthday. As a surprise the lifestyle team arranged Facetime calls with Marianne’s family throughout the day, to ensure that everyone would have the chance to wish her a Happy Birthday; there were so many of tears of happiness as the family were able to see one another.
In the afternoon, the lifestyle team presented Marianne with a delicious cream birthday cake, and the Sydenham community gathered around Marianne (socially distanced of course!) to sing her Happy Birthday.
“It has been such a memorable day! I was so sad thinking no one would remember my birthday, but you all have made me so happy with the surprise celebrations. Thank you so much!” Marianne said.