What is Remembrance Sunday? Remembrance Sunday is an event held on the second Sunday of November every year, marked by a two minute silence at 11 am to commemorate those who have died in military conflicts since World War I.
It’s commonplace to see people walking around with a small poppy pinned to their chest/hat as a form of paying respects to those that have fallen. The sale of which funds the Royal British Legion, so that they can continue to support the British Armed Forces community. If you would like to make a donation to the Royal British Legion, you can do so by clicking this link.
Remembrance Sunday holds different meanings for us all. Whilst primarily it has a military focus, at its core, it’s time to reflect on the past and what we can learn from it. Our older generations possess a wealth of life experience and if you take the time to sit and listen, there’s always something you can learn.
Sharing memories about the past benefits everyone and is one of the reasons we are so successful as a species. By sharing memories, thoughts and experiences of times gone by we can pave the way for a different future.
Sitting and talking with older people has never been more important than it is now. Radfield carried out a survey of over 250 people over the age of 60 throughout the UK, almost half of all respondents (45%) said they had experienced significant feelings of loneliness during the pandemic and as a result, a further 4 in 10 had also experienced low mood, while 2 in 10 had struggled with anxiety and 1 in 10 had battled depression.
The benefits of sharing memories span all generations.
Remembrance Sunday events have traditionally been attended in person; large gatherings coming together to pay respects to the fallen.
If you need help or would like someone to accompany you outside to a local remembrance service, please let us know. Our Care Professionals are always on hand to get you dressed in something warm and comfortable and take you wherever you need to go.
Get in touch with your local Radfield Home Care office today and find out more about the support we offer and the difference we can make.