Saturday, March 26, 2016

A busy social week for George

the day after his birthday George went to his club. They had a cake and sang Happy birthday to him. When they presented him with the cake he had tears in his eyes! He felt very special.

The next day we went to the Botanical Gardens to meet one of his old school friends. This friend was visiting from Perth, although he has lived there since the 1970s New Zealand is still where his roots are and he comes back every year and travels around and catches up with old friends, really nice. He also taught me at high school. We had coffee and something to eat. As George prefers to speak to one person on his own I went for a wander around the Gardens some of the time.

The following day George went to his club again. The have noticed how frail he is becoming and don't know how much longer he can keep going there which is another real worry for me.

Friday was Easter Friday. George had a quiet day which he needed. To keep him as contented and 'with it' as possible it is best to keep good routines and not get overtired which can happen very easily.

Yesterday was Saturday and George's youngest son was able to fly down in an airforce plane and arranged to meet George at a coffee shop for an hour before returning to Auckland.  George loved seeing him as it was two years since his last visit to see his Dad. The books I have made for him with photos helps him to remember people he doesn't see for a long time. It was the same with Mum. It is so important to see your family regularly as once they have gone you have lost your opportunity.

Today, Easter Sunday, George was delighted that the Easter Bunny had been and cheerfully ate a lot of chocolate.

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