How To Make a Senior Plumber Smile

April 29, 2020

At Mayflower, we love to get to know our residents as individuals, embracing their personal interests and hobbies to help build connections and nurture meaningful engagement in activities. Graham, a well-known and much-loved resident of Mayflower Brighton, enjoyed a long and successful career as a plumber as well as a Plumbers Examiner for TAFE colleges statewide, and plumbing has remained one of his great passions.

Graham sitting in a hair smiling.

Just recently, Graham wasn’t feeling his chipper self. When seeing this, Nicole, our Gift Shop Manager, thought to herself, “What could cheer Graham up?” She had an idea that changed the course of Graham’s week. Knowing him well, Nicole was able to spring to action and put in a couple of calls to well-known plumbing supply companies, Reece and Burdens, who were more than happy to get on board with Nicole’s plan to surprise Graham. Each company donated a large bag of merchandise for their fellow senior plumber that included a hat, t-shirts, beanie, and other fun goodies.

Graham was given such a lovely surprise he just couldn’t stop beaming. He couldn’t wait to don the merchandise either. Check out the photos below! Mayflower would like to say a big thank you to Reece and Burdens for sparking joy during these challenging times and a special thank you to our lovely Nicole for caring for our residents in such a warm way. You have all made an impact on not only Graham but on everyone who witnessed your act of kindness and generosity.

Graham posing to show off his biceps.

Pictured above and below Graham models his new Reece beanie and t-shirt in a lovely shade of royal blue.

Graham with his back to the camera, showing the Reece logo on his t-shirt.

At Mayflower Brighton, we are committed to creating a nurturing and supportive environment for all our residents. Our team takes pride in going the extra mile to ensure that each resident feels valued and appreciated. Graham’s story is just one example of how we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those who call Mayflower home.Whether it’s through organizing special surprises, celebrating milestones, or simply taking the time to listen and engage with our residents, we believe that these small acts of kindness can have a big impact. We are grateful to have a dedicated team like Nicole and supportive partners like Reece and Burdens who share our vision of creating a caring community.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about life at Mayflower Brighton, we invite you to contact us for more information. We are always here to welcome new residents and their families into our warm and friendly community.