THREE sisters have enjoyed an emotional reunion at a care home in Llanfyllin.

Gwenora Evans, 94, has recently moved to Llwyn Teg care home.

For 14 days, in line with health guidelines, she was confined to her room, visited only by the care team. Afterwards staff laid a special table for three, as Gwenora was finally reunited with sisters, Ceinwen, 95, and Megan, 91, both Llwyn Teg residents.

Mother-of-five, Gwenora, remained an active lady and keen gardener well into her 90s, but when her health deteriorated, her family could no longer give her the care she needed and made arrangements for her to move into Llwyn Teg only for the ongoing Coronavirus situation to present a real dilemma.

Daughter-in-law Jackie Evans said: “We wanted to be sure that we were doing the right thing and that all the precautions were being taken. We had discussions with the manager and local health board until we were convinced that all the possible safeguards were in place before making the final arrangements. All through the process, mum was adamant that it was what she wanted to do and being able to spend quality time with her two sisters has given her something positive to focus on.”

Gwenora’s elder sister, Ceinwen, married a local farmer but was left to bring up their three children after her husband tragically died in a farming accident.

She moved into Llwyn Teg last year and enjoys regular family visits – recently restricted to waving through the window.

Megan was also a farmer’s wife and joined her sister in the care home last year. She has one daughter and staff have been arranging regular video and phone calls with her grandchildren since the beginning of the lockdown.

“The sisters have been a special part of our community and always love sitting and eating meals together,” said Jane Humphries, manager of Llwyn Teg care home.

“Although we arranged lots of video calls, they’ve really missed having visits so to have their sister around will be real boost, and I’m sure that Gwenora will fit in really well.”

“It has been a very anxious time for both residents and staff, but our team has done a fantastic job of keeping everyone’s spirits up and looking for the positives every day. To have three sisters, all in their 90s and all living under the same roof at this stage of their lives is not something that happens very often, so we are happy that we have been able to make it happen.”