A woman who found her zest for life had gone following the death of her husband has found it again after becoming a stalwart of the community at a Ruislip care home.
Omana arrived at Brackenbridge House around Christmas 2020 following a spell in hospital, where she suffered from memory loss, confusion and grief surrounding the passing of her husband.
Nowadays, she’s a firm member of the family at the home, holding religious services and Thai Chi classes with other residents, following her retirement after teaching in Africa for most of her 42 years on the job.
She’s now become a right-hand woman to most of the staff, and a big help to the home’s activities co-ordinator.
Omana said “I have no words to express how grateful I am for all the team and management at Brackenbridge for helping me, I completely trust them and support them all in the work they do. The love, care and emotional support they provide every day, provides contentment in my life.
“They are like family; I enjoy their company and being part of the team and community.
“I have three children and six grandchildren, of which some live in different countries, who I video call regularly, but it is lovely to be able to talk to everyone here face to face and I have developed some great friendships here.”
Care home manager Florence Gamino said: “Omana contributes to the well-being of all our residents and team members at Brackenbridge House, it is a joy to see her share her knowledge, faith and life experiences with us all.”