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Memory Capsule Relay: The Final Journey

Published date: 06/09/2021 13:30

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Twenty eight locations. Four weeks. One trunk.

After a month-long schedule, B&M Care’s Memory Capsule Relay has successfully completed the last leg of its journey.

Officiated at Templemore Care Home in Northampton, the relay concluded with the delivery of the trunk to St Lauras (Kings Langley), The Radley (Borehamwood), down the A414 to The Lodge (Hemel Hempstead), across the countryside to Ashlyns and Fledglings Nursery (Berkhamsted), and ‘back home’ to B&M Care Head Office (Hemel Hempstead).

Presented by Ashlyns Engagement Lead Gemma and resident Jim, group Chairman Bill Hughes, Lifestyle Director Janet Kennett, and Engagement and Wellbeing Promoter Ruth Webster took delivery of the trunk as part of a closing ceremony – one that welcomed Head Office staff to look through the trunk’s contents, before being loaded onto one of Bill’s vintage motors.

With a simple aim of communicating the essence of living through a global pandemic to a future generation, the contents of the trunk will now form part of a time capsule that will be buried at B&M Care’s forthcoming Memorial Garden at Ashlyns Care Home in Berkhamsted.

Items include: art and drawings, handwritten memoirs, photograph albums, memory books, an inscribed candle, and of course, a toilet roll.

Steps To Reconnect

B&M Care’s Memory Capsule Relay, in conjunction with Walk For Wellbeing, formed part of a wider initiative, titled Steps To Reconnect. With an aim of tentatively reconnecting our family network of care homes, Steps To Reconnect looked at offsetting the “year like no other” with two challenges that diminished distance and united the group as a whole - once again.

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