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Field House Care Home salutes our heroes as featured on Stourbridge News

We are saluting heroes old and new at Field House Care Home with a stunning display of cut-out figures and hand-made poppies, and our efforts have been recognised by the Stourbridge News!

The entrance of our home is now adorned with more than 100 poppies made by our 47 residents using cut-up plastic bottles, fish wire, pots and red paint. For our dementia residents, it helps to bring back treasured memories from bygone times.

But while it is a salute to our fallen heroes of the past, we also stress that we are not forgetting our current front line heroes in the NHS and the care sector helping to fight Covid.

Our Activities Co-ordinators Pauline Whitehouse and Dawn Shackles say it’s been a hard year, with residents unable to have visitors indoors since the start of the first lockdown, and now an end to the ‘window visits’ of the summer. Our orangery has been converted with screens for visits when guidance allows, but at the moment it is all about staff keeping residents active with activities that put a smile on their faces.

The silhouette figures were provided by Hagley British Legion branch, and this Sunday residents will pop outside to admire their own handiwork and watch a special remembrance service on TV.

Our Home Manager Louise Martin said the work had kept residents’ spirits high.

“We are also very grateful to the heroes from the current generation fighting a different kind of war and putting their own lives on the front line. We are very conscious that this year will be hard for the British Legion to raise funds and pay true respect to our heroes. So we just wanted to say from Field House Care Home, Hagley a huge thank you to every Hero – past and present.”

You can view the featured story on the Stourbridge News website

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