The team at Hartford Care’s The Laurels and Pine Lodge care home in Poole is asking people from around the world to send in birthday cards to its wonderful resident, Grace, who will turn 103 on 19th May.

The home will host a police themed party for Grace’s birthday, as her husband was a police officer, and is hoping she will receive as many cards as possible to help her enjoy her special day as one of Hartford Care’s oldest residents. Birthday cards can be sent to: Grace, The Laurels and Pine Lodge, 33-37 Foxholes Road, Oakdale, Poole, Dorset, BH15 3NA.

Claudia Cullen, Home Manager at The Laurels and Pine Lodge, says: “Grace has been living with us for over eight years, so she’s a huge part of our home. She loves being in the lounge and chatting with the other residents and staff and is a stickler for reading her daily newspapers! We really hope we’re able to surprise Grace with lots of cards on her birthday.”

The Laurels and Pine Lodge offers residential, day care, nursing, dementia, end of life care and respite care at its 54-bedroom home in Poole. Split across two buildings, Pine Lodge specialises in dementia care. The home benefits from secluded, easy access gardens with a spacious front-facing patio, where residents can enjoy get togethers, or simply appreciate the peace and quiet. With a full activities programme and ample communal spaces, there’s always something to look forward to. 

Hartford Care’s ethos is ‘Creating Caring Communities’; its philosophy of care is underpinned by creating communities that are friendly, kind and welcoming of everyone, caring for each other and celebrating individuality by recognising that everyone needs something different to thrive.

Hartford Care’s Central Support Team is based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Established in 2003, its current care homes are in Bristol, Berkshire (Burnham and Maidenhead), Devon (Sidmouth), Dorset (Poole), Hampshire (Aldershot, Barton-on-Sea, Four Marks, Hythe, Portsmouth, Winchester and Woodlands), Isle of Wight (Bembridge, Ryde and Shanklin), Oxfordshire (Witney) and Wiltshire (Downton and Swindon).