Coronavirus isolation was never going to stop Newling Gardens Retirement Village Manager Sue Nelson from spending quality time with her mum on Mother's Day.
Sue's mum, 88-year-old Daphne Brazel, just happens to live in the same village where her daughter works after surprising Sue last year with the idea of moving in.
"We were lucky enough to share a beautiful morning tea on Mother's Day," Sue said. "Even though we were 1.5 metres apart, it was lovely to be able to celebrate together!"
"When I first started my role at Newling Gardens, mum would drop by for lunch sometimes and I'd take her for a quick walk around the village," she said.
"To my surprise, a few months later she told me she could actually see herself living here and let the family know she wanted to make the move."
In her role, Sue said she was blessed to have the opportunity to get to know all the residents really well.
"You get to know their families, you celebrate their milestones, and you are able to support them through their whole retirement living experience," she said.
"With my mum, it's no different. I have been fortunate to get to know her in new ways also and brought us much closer together."