Friends are reunited at The Portland Nursing Home during Covid-19 Pandemic

We are so pleased to announce that two school friends, who had lost touch for many years, have been reunited at The Portland Nursing Home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Dorothy, 93, and Mary Gregory, 89, became friends whilst they both attended The Buxton Girls school together as teenagers and remained friends for many years afterwards.

Mary previously lived in Cresswell and Dorothy lived in Buxton when they first met at junior school. As they grew up, they enjoyed dancing together at the Palace Hotel after having a drink or two at the Milk bar in Buxton.

Dorothy and Mary went on to start families and lost touch over the years, but now have plenty of years to catch up. Mary has resided at The Portland Nursing Home since December 2019 and Dorothy joined her in August 2020, during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Mary’s daughter, Lorraine was the person who informed our Home Manager, Kaye, of the two ladies friendship history.

Lorraine commented: “It’s great for two old friends like Mary and Dot to be reunited. I’m sure they will enjoy reminiscing over the old times. Just be careful, they were always a bit boisterous!”

Kaye Fogarty, Home Manager at Portland Nursing Home, commented: “It’s wonderful to see these two lovely ladies reunite at Portland after so many years apart, especially during these difficult times.

“We are enjoying spending time with Mary and Dorothy and love hearing about the many memories that they share.”

We are now welcoming new residents and also socially distanced family visits. For more information on The Portland Nursing Home, or to take a look around our home, please do call us on 01298 23040 or visit  https://www.portlandnursinghome.co.uk.

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