Lockdown legend winners!
Thank you to everyone who nominated a resident or staff member as their ‘lockdown legend’ – someone who went above and beyond to make lockdown a little bit better. We were overwhelmed with more than 150 entries, so choosing just three has been almost impossible! But choose we must.
Congratulations to our three lockdown legends below who each receive a $50 Prezzy Card along with their nominator.
Lockdown legend: Trish Woodward, Kapiti Village
Nominated by: Christine McEwan
I would like to nominate Trish Woodward, who worked throughout and tirelessly during the lockdown period. Trish by definition is our Domestic Aid but because cleaning became non- essential, Trish then became a “Jack of all trades”. There were so many things that changed and staff at our village had to follow new procedures and guidelines for the safety of our residents for the sole reason that we were kept safe from the virus. All staff worked as a team but Trish, for my recommendation stood out to me. There were times in the weekends that Trish came into the village to deliver items to doors, and was security at the gate when we needed someone to fill in, without question. If we didn’t have staff that did this, it would have made it very difficult going forward. Trish has a cheerful and smiley way about her and was always giving a wave and acknowledgment to all residents. I just think that Trish is AMAZING and is worthy of our LEGEND nomination.
Legend: Resident Joyce Keyworth, The Poynton
Nominated by: Maureen Monk
I have been a resident of The Poynton for over ten years. When the lockdown was engaged I was disabled and still grieving the loss of my partner of seventy years. When we were advised we could have a buddy I asked 94-year-old resident Joyce Keyworth to fill that position and she has been my lifesaver – assisting me walking around the building, enjoying sitting in the sun as well as sharing meals, pizzas and ice creams on various occasions. A real legend.
Lockdown legend: Fay Dwyer, Forest Lake Gardens
Nominated by: Jean Muir
A legend to me is Fay Dwyer who is a resident in my village Forest Lake Gardens. Every couple of days throughout the lockdown she would knock on my door and step back 2 metres when I answered it, just to make sure I was ok. She also helped in the garden and offered to do anything I couldn’t manage or fetch, always at a distance. We would chat for a few minutes in the beautiful sunshine we have had and it brightened my day immensely to know someone cared. I have no family near and I have only known Fay since she came to live in the village and her husband too of course who has also been very helpful. I am blessed.
We look forward to sharing some of the other nominations in future communications.
Now that we’re in level 1 and out of crisis mode, you may hear from me a little less, but I will certainly be staying in touch and I hope you do, too. Thank you everyone, I think you’re all legends