Care Home Residents Create Covid-19 Time Capsules
Residents of Rogers House Residential Care Home in Wigmore joined the ‘Moment in Time’ project and created a time capsule, based around the past 18 months.
Whilst the last year has been challenging for us all and there are many things we wish not to remember, those of us who have lived through the Covid-19 pandemic have an important story to tell and much we can share with future generations.
Inspired by sharing the highs and lows of pandemic life, NAPA and the National Care Forum created the Moment in Time project, focusing on the social care sector and the experiences of those living and working in it.
Residents of the Drewery Drive care home filled their capsule with photos, news stories and collages they had created. They also included notes with their own experiences and letters they’d received from the community and local school children.
The aim of the boxes is to pull together the various stories and feelings from the past 18 months, including the difficult times and the things that made us feel supported or loved, and keep them together in one place. The boxes were sealed on 19 July 2021 and will be reopened again on 19 July 2022.
Jackie Miles, Home Manager of Rogers House said: “The pandemic has been tough for us all but in the social care sector, it has been particularly challenging, as heightened restrictions have been needed throughout to keep the vulnerable safe.
“Our residents have missed visits and outings, but we’ve really pulled together as a family to keep one another’s spirits up and the community have rallied around us too. We wanted to capture that in this capsule and include our story for future generations to hear.”