Poppy Crafting Helps Roberttown Residents Remember WW2

17 November 2020

A poppy-making activity session provoked moving memories for Roberttown Care Home's Residents, as they recalled their experiences of wartime.

A poppy-making activity session provoked moving memories for Roberttown Care Home’s Residents, as they recalled their experiences of wartime.

To mark Remembrance Day 2020, Colleagues hosted a crafting session where residents made poppies from plastic bottles and silk rose petals.

After following the demonstration, the poppies were displayed in the lounge, and everyone gathered for a group discussion.

In the nostalgic conversation, Residents shared their memories of wartime and stories about how their families and friends were affected.

Home Manager Leah Walker said that both Colleagues and Residents got a lot out of the conversations.

Leah said: “It’s an emotional topic and it was fascinating to hear what Residents experienced first-hand during wartime.

“Everyone was very open about their recollections, plus we discussed the fashions of the 1940s, rationing and how people kept their spirits up.

“It brought Residents together and the conversations continued all day. The staff were fascinated to hear the first-hand accounts and to learn more about the Residents’ family histories.”