Remembrance Day is particularly important for Broadmead Care, as we have the honour to care for nearly 120 World War II, Korean War, and Peacekeeping veterans.
To us, the phrase ‘Lest We Forget’ has daily impact and meaning, as we are privileged to care for and spend time with the selfless people who served Canada.
A variety of special activities will take place at our Care Homes to commemorate Veterans’ Week, including taking portraits of the veterans who live with us, sharing their stories on our Veterans Stories page, and activities such as themed movies, reminiscing, Afternoon Tea, and unique crafting sessions.
The largest number of veterans who live with Broadmead Care are at Veterans Memorial Lodge. On Remembrance Day we will host ceremonies at this location, one on each lodge, that have been prepared with input from the veterans who live with us. Staff will be available in the morning to assist residents with formal attire. Each resident will have the opportunity to pin a poppy on a wreath at the closing of the ceremonies. In addition, a special menu for Remembrance Day dinner is being prepared by our talented hospitality team members.
Further to current Provincial Health Orders, fully vaccinated visitors are not yet permitted to spend time in common areas or join gatherings such as our Remembrance Day Ceremonies. We recommend that family and friends visit in the afternoon, especially as the Canadian Scottish Regiment Pipe & Drum Brand will be performing in the upper parking lot from 1:45 – 1:55 pm. There will be a large ‘Lest We Forget’ wreath in front of Veterans Memorial Lodge where families and friends are invited to pin a poppy in remembrance.
As we near Veterans’ Week, we ask that you join us in taking time to reflect on the enormous sacrifices made by those in Canada’s military service, and to remember, honour, and thank the veterans who live in Broadmead Care Homes.
In recognition of Remembrance Day, the flags at Veterans Memorial Lodge will be flown at Half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, November 11.