Staff and friends say final farewell to one of Sahara’s oldest residents

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of Sahara Care’s oldest residents, Alfred Dowry, at the end of July.

Alfred was just days away from celebrating his 81st birthday and had been in our care for a number of years and was well liked by everyone.

To mark his passing, staff and residents at Sahara Lodge prepared personal messages that were attached to a heart shaped balloon that was released in the home’s garden as a way of saying a final farewell to a very much loved member of the house.

Janette Neal, Care Manager at Sahara Lodge and Gardens, said: “Alfred had no close family members, but everyone at Sahara Care considered him part of our extended family.

“It took a while for service users and staff to come to terms with Alfred’s death, but we took great comfort in releasing the balloon in his memory.”

Sharon Kaur, Managing Director at Sahara Care, added: “It is always sad when one of our older service users leaves us or passes on.

“We take great pride in the care we provide and Alfred was always very happy at Sahara Lodge with his friends. I would like to offer my condolences to all those who knew Alfred.”