What are friends?
Best friends are some of the most important people in our lives; in celebration of Best Friends Day we are remembering the importance of a true friendship much like Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Ant and Dec and even Scooby and Shaggy!
Friendship is a bond that can be formed in an instant or gradually. We may not have seen our friends as much as we would like over the Pandemic, but we know they are there for us through thick and thin and your relationship will feel the same as soon as you see them.
What do friends mean to our residents and why they are so important?
Having a friend is important throughout life and especially so in later years when mobility is limited and there isn’t the same opportunities to ‘go out’ with friends. When we think about the best moments of our lives, rarely do we recount a time involving no one but ourselves. Our desire to socialise never goes away and supporting that need is crucial to enjoying a long and happy life.
Friends of our residents are always welcome to come and spend quality time with an old pal. A care home setting can eliminate other stresses such as grocery shopping, preparing meals or cleaning and you can enjoy a proper catch-up over a brew. It is also the perfect place to create new friendships and rekindle a love of socialising.
At brighterkind, we understand the importance of friendships in helping our residents feel a sense of belonging and being connected. Our activities programme, meal times and communal rooms provide plenty of opportunity for our residents to get together, socialise and enjoy each other’s company from which new friendships may blossom.
Take this as a reminder to check up on your best friend and tell them why you love them!
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