Staff at Laurel Lodge put together the date night for a resident couple | Care Home Supplier News

Care home hosts date night for couple who haven’t held hands in four months

Staff at Laurel Lodge in Norwich, have organised a reunion date night for two of their residents who had not been able to hold hands for four months due to COVID-19.

Date night invitation for Phyllis and Derek

Resident, Phyllis had been at the home throughout the pandemic. Her husband, Derek, recently moved in to join her after previously doing weekly socially distanced visits.

Having missed their 66th wedding anniversary due to the pandemic, staff organised a romantic dinner for the couple in the care home, complete with love heart garlands hung from chandeliers, balloons and rose petals.

Staff members also provided musical entertainment for the evening. They took the resident couple on a musical journey through some classic love songs, as well as getting them to sing along.

Derek and Phyllis enjoying their date night
Derek and Phyllis enjoying their date night

Ashleigh, a carer at Laurel Lodge who came in on her day off for the evening said: “I could be at home right now watching TV and sitting in my dressing gown, or I can come here and make them smile”.

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