Resident reunites with family from overseas

25 April 2024

Resident reunites with family from overseas

Since Eunice relocated to Abbey Wood Lodge in May 2023, she has become an integral part of our community, actively engaging in our wide range of activities and events. She particularly enjoys our weekly ‘Keep Fit and Have Fun’ sessions and delights in attending performances by entertainers at the home. However, her absolute highlight is her weekly Zoom calls with her daughter, Joan, who has been residing in North Carolina, USA, since 2006.

This month held special significance for Eunice, as Joan and her husband, Steve, paid a visit from April 16th to 18th. In the past, when Eunice was more mobile, she would travel to visit them, navigating bustling airports in Chicago and Philadelphia. Though such travels are no longer feasible, she eagerly anticipates Joan’s visits, which occur 2 or 3 times a year.

Eunice cherished every moment of the three days spent with her family. On the first day, they ventured out for a walk around Ormskirk and Coronation Park, with Eunice even trying out some ramps at the Skateboard Park.

The following day, they enjoyed a pub lunch in Southport with one of Joan’s old school friends, Bev. Later, they rendezvoused with Eunice’s two young grandsons for a delightful afternoon tea, a heartwarming reunion after over a year apart.

On their final day together, they explored Ormskirk Market and savored tea and cake at a local café.

Joan shared her sentiments about visiting her mother at Abbey Wood Lodge, praising the warm atmosphere and friendly staff.

Though the visit was brief, Eunice created cherished memories with her family and fondly reminisced with the staff about their time together.

“We bid a reluctant farewell, but we’ll be returning later in the year for more memorable moments at Abbey Wood Lodge!” – Joan Hardman-Cobb

Until their next visit, Eunice will continue her regular Zoom calls with Joan and participate in community activities at Abbey Wood Lodge. We eagerly anticipate more sunny spring days for enjoying the garden and park outings!

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