Published: Friday 20th March 2020
Staff and residents atCoppice Lodgein Nottingham have been sharing their advice and special memories about raising their children and Home Manager, Samantha Kavanagh, assures families that her resident’s will still enjoy a great Mother’s Day this year.
Nancy Church, aged 94 has one son and two grandchildren. Nancy believes honesty, trustworthiness and good manners are the most important lessons you should teach your children as they cost nothing.Nancy said,‘I loved raising my son, it was such a special time in my life, I wish him all the health and happiness’.
Violet Allcock, 91, has lived at Coppice lodge since 2016 and believes that new mums should try to always be there to support their children. Violet is mother to three boys, two of whom were twins and she now has five grandchildren. She said ‘The best part about being a mother is the sense of pride and achievement you have when your children succeed in life’.
Sybil Toplis, aged 94 has six children, three boys and three girls. Sybil made sure her children always knew how to share, adding ‘I think children shouldn’t take anything for granted’. When asked what advice she would give to new mums, Sybil said, ‘listen to what your children say, even though they are young, they are wise’.
Deputy Manager, Mariana Mendes, has two children and hopes to not have grandchildren for a few more years as she is too young! She said, ‘I think the most important thing to teach your children is a strong work ethic, I’d like my children to be successful in their future careers’.
Natalie Lowe, Senior Carer at Coppice Lodge said,‘My daughter is my best friend, I am very proud of the person she is today. I think teaching children to respect their elders and to treat people how they want to be treated is one of the most important lessons you can give.’
Home Manager, Samantha Kavanagh, said,‘Mother’s Day is always such a special time at Coppice Lodge and this year will be no different. We will still make a big fuss of all our ladies and we have lots of ways to make sure that they are in contact with their loved ones.’