There’s a famous saying by civil rights activist, Maya Angelou “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
We experienced that saying in real life on Friday 29th November when the Moran Sylvania team supported bride Kelly and groom Dave to make their wedding day, a day that they would never forget. Sadly, Kelly’s Dad, Bill Sowden lives with Dementia and was unable to be part of the actual wedding ceremony. Kelly was desperate for her Dad not to miss out and suggested that they bring the wedding party to Moran Sylvania before the ceremony took place at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery later in the afternoon.
The Moran Sylvania team decorated the Discovery Garden with a floral arch and set up drinks and a wedding cake so that Bill could be part of the official wedding photographs and the residents and staff at Moran Sylvania could celebrate this very special and proud moment with Bill and his family.
Care Manager, Lorraine Kelly said “Kelly’s arrival was very moving, and it is safe to say that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Supporting Bill and his family on this special day was very important. It was tough for the family to accept that Bill couldn’t be there on the day, bringing the wedding party to Bill was a great way of enabling them to enjoy this proud and special moment together. Whilst Bill might not be able to recall the details of the day, we hope that he will be able to remember how he felt – there was so much love in the air.”
Mother of the Bride, Lyn Sowden said ‘Huge thanks to you all at Moran for your very kind support on our special day. We would not have these memories without your help”
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