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Care South hosts lifetime achievement awards for residents at its Poole care home

Care South’s Elizabeth House care home held its annual awards for residents, ‘The Lizzie Awards 2022’ to celebrate accomplishments obtained throughout their lives, ranging from service to their country, through to fostering and nursing roles.

One resident, Betty volunteered for her country and joined the Women’s Royal Air Force during World War II. Betty drove and maintained the trucks and had to regularly drive them through the night to deliver supplies and ammunition under the cover of darkness which was very dangerous. Residents, Brian and Audrey, provided services to the care profession and were both Care Home Managers where Audrey was previously the manager of Care South’s Queensmead care home. Resident, Maureen was a teacher and by the end of the career had progressed to Head Teacher at Corfe Hills School. Another resident at Elizabeth House, Grania, was also a teacher but at home she was a foster carer for children in need. One resident named Roy was a farmer his whole life whilst Edwin served as a railway fireman and another resident, also named Roy, worked in law enforcement as a police officer.

Wendy Harrington, Activities Lead at Elizabeth House, commented: “Our job is to help support and nurture our residents to help them live fulfilling lives. Residents were surprised and delighted to get their award and it was a very special moment for everyone. We have some fantastic stories from residents in our care and to be able to celebrate and share these as part of our lifetime achievement awards was just remarkable. Each resident received a lifetime achievement certificate, a small trophy, and a huge round of applause. After the ceremony, everyone thoroughly enjoyed an awards tea which went down a treat.”

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