Month: January 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our residents and their families. What a fabulous surprise to have snow in December, lovely for all our residents to enjoy the snowy garden scenes from the comfort of our warm lounges!

Birthday greetings for January go to Pamela on the 13th, Thomas on the 23rd and Kathleen on the 28th. Wishing you all a fabulous day and we look forward to enjoying some cake with you.

Activities and Events in January 2018:

Mon 1st Jan 11:00am     Blue Lounge Past and Present
Tues 2nd Jan 4:00pm Pink Lounge Songs and Music
Wed 3rd Jan 11:00am Pink Lounge Sally is back with her popular yoga class
Thurs 4th Jan 11:30am Pink Lounge Sarah is back to play the violin
Fri 5th Jan 2:00pm All over Take a trip down memory lane
Sat 6th Jan 2:00pm All over Memory Lane
Sun 7th Jan 4:00pm Pink Lounge Cinema Club
Mon 8th Jan 2:00pm All over Pet therapy with the guinea pigs
Tues 9th Jan 2.30pm Pink Lounge The Poppy Sisters
Wed 10th Jan 11:00am Pink Lounge Sally is back with her popular yoga class
Thurs11th Jan 2:00pm Pink Lounge Singing for Pleasure
Fri 12th Jan 11:00am Pink Lounge Phillip is here to play beautiful music for us
Sat 13th Jan 11:15pm All over Past and Present – share a memory
Sun 14th Jan 3:00pm Dining Room Singing Club – Lets get together and sing
Mon 15th Jan 2:00pm All over Take a trip down memory lane
Tues 16th Jan 2;00pm Pink Lounge Tea Dance
Wed 17th Jan 11:00am Pink Lounge Sally is back with her popular yoga class
Thurs18th Jan 11:30am Pink Lounge Sarah is back to play the violin
Fri 19th Jan 2:00pm All over Take a trip down memory lane
Sat 20th Jan 11:00am Blue Lounge Past and Present
Sun 21st Jan 2.00pm All over Memory Lane
Mon 22nd Jan 11:30am Blue Lounge Communion with Revd Dave
4:00pm Pink Lounge Cinema Club
Tues 23rd Jan 2:00pm All over Tea and Gossip
Wed 24th Jan 11:00am Pink Lounge Sally is back with her popular yoga class
Thurs 25th Jan 3:00pm Dining Room Singing Club – Lets get together and sing
Fri 26th Jan 11:00am Pink Lounge Phillip is here to play beautiful music for us
Sat 27th Jan 2:00pm All over Pet Therapy with the guinea pigs
Sun 28th Jan 11:15pm All over Past and Present – share a memory
Mon 29th Jan 3:00pm Dining Room Singing Club – Lets get together and sing
Tues 30th Jan 2.00pm All over Memory Lane
Wed 31st Jan 11:00am Pink Lounge Sally is back with her popular yoga class

These are our core of activities which often involve 3rd parties and happen on certain dates. However there are a vast number of other contacts which centre around individuals and their needs which are not scheduled but take place at any time. These include such things as housework; perhaps wiping up some plates or helping to fold towels. We also encourage and support residents in looking after our little group of animals, perhaps by preparing their food. There may be shopping trips or a short, local walk. An individual need might also be to share a cup of tea and a chat or to listen to music which might evoke their younger days or happy (or sad) memories. We may need to offer comfort, support and re-assurance at times when people are unhappy or just confused. Help with reading letters or newspapers is also an important way of supporting our residents to keep contact with their families and the wider world. Overall our aim is to promote actively the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of our residents by providing a stimulating, supportive environment which respects their dignity, listens to their wishes and responds to their needs.