Dear Lee & Christelle, Here’s a big thank you for organising the joint 90th Birthday Celebrations for mum and Joan - everyone had such fun and mum looked beautiful. Thank all the girls for me too. Julie
Sent via email Daughter of Iris 18/08/19
Hello everyone, We just wanted to say a BIG thank you for organising such a fabulous 90th birthday party for Mum. It allowed all the family to come along and celebrate together. She was in such good spirits which made things even better - thank you so much. … and that cake was delicious! With love Chris
Daughter of Joan 17/08/19
Hi Lee Thank for organising such a lovely entertainment for the residents today, and for looking after Tess for me. If I had driven, I could have put her back in the car. I did enjoy seeing Mum’s engagement with the dogs. Hope you managed to get some more cuddles in! Best wishes Julie
Sent via email by Daughter of Iris 18/01/19
To all at The Heathers,
Joan really perked up when I told her of your kind offer to take me down to see Joan at Halstead. So, if the offer is still open, she is looking forward to seeing both of us on Thursday 26th, at any time in the afternoon. To confirm this, I suggested you might giver her a ring tomorrow morning to let her know what you’ve decided. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this Helen, both for Joan (who is thoroughly fed-up) and myself.
To all Staff at The Heathers,
Thank you all so much for taking care of Jean for the past week. We really appreciate the care you gave her. Please accept the enclosed with our love.
Arthur Wade & family
With special thanks!
Thank you so much for your kindness and support during our visit to Mum today.
Without doubt, your presence helped no end with a somewhat delicate matter and made all the difference to the satisfactory outcome that was achieved, more especially, your view about invoking the Power of Attorney.
As agreed, Karin will arrange for £100 to be lodged with you for Mum’s use.
With all good wishes and thanks for your mediating skills.
Ivor & Karin Stuart
I know I promised to write from Spain & I apologise for taking a long time to get around to it. I’ll probably be home again before this reaches you.
I really wanted to say a ‘proper’ thank you to you all for the wonderful care you gave to my Mum, I hope you know already how much we appreciated your keeping her at The Heathers - far beyond your remit & I have to admit, more than I would have wanted to take on. If mother had been her normal self, I know she would have shown much more gratitude - in fact, she would probably have written an amusing poem for you as a parting gift!
It’s far too hot here for me to tax my brain in that direction, though before we came I had thought I might try!!
I had been reluctant to put pen to paper before now, because just a week ago, I got messages telling me how poorly Mum was. The phones have been red hot, as you can imagine but now, after a spell in Warwick hospital (which my sister tells me is superb) she seems much better.
We’re not sure that River Meadow will take her back again after that difficult first week. I think the journey and the hot weather really took its toll - and I’m not around to assess! However, with luck, she might be discharged to the Nursing Home where my father is - another lovely place with views to match.
So it looks as if we won’t need to fly home early after all & I am so relieved my sisters are on hand to visit & make arrangements.
I hope you’ve managed to find someone really ‘nice’ to fill mothers room - you know, cheerful, alert, no grumbles, motivated…!!
With love and thanks to you all,
33-35 Farnaby Road, Shortlands, Bromley, BR1 4BL.
Telephone: 020 8460 6555
Joan really perked up when I told her of your kind offer to take me down to see Joan at Halstead. So, if the offer is still open, she is looking forward to seeing both of us on Thursday 26th, at any time in the afternoon. To confirm this, I suggested you might giver her a ring tomorrow morning to let her know what you've decided. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this Helen, both for Joan (who is thoroughly fed-up) and myself.