Francis' 100th birthday!
We celebrated Francis’ 100th birthday at Larkrise Care Centre! He even made it into the Banbury Guardian, a local newspaper which included an article about him. Francis enjoyed personalised cakes with his fellow residents and family members who visited. He also loved opening his presents and cards, including a card from the Queen.
Thanks to a recent operation, Maggie a resident at Spencer Court has regained her sight! She has been celebrating this success by joining in with all kinds of activities such as arts and crafts.
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology. Thelma, a resident and Whitefriars, had an emotional surprise when she had a call from her brother who is 89 on her mobile phone. Thelma is his big sister, and they had a lovely chat on the phone. He hasn’t been able to visit yet as he lives some distance away but the home are planning to arrange a zoom call for them soon so that they can see each other on video screen.
Frank’s gardening trip
We have a head gardener at Whitefriars! Frank, one of our residents loves to keep our Primrose Garden all neat and tidy. Recently Frank requested some garden tools to help do the jobs, so Sue, one of the Activities Co-ordinators, and Frank went on a shopping trip to Homebase garden centre. Frank enjoyed the trip and bagged some bargains from his shopping list to make the gardening a little easier.
Friends for life
Hilary and Mary enjoy a lovely chat in the early evening time after tea. Hilary and Mary live in the same household, and they love being involved in everything going on there. Hilary has a beautiful singing voice and along with Mary they form the choir called ‘Golden Voices’. Hilary sings a solo part of Edelweiss from the film The Sound of Music and normally steals the show! It is heart-warming to see these friendships flourish. The slight look of mischief on their faces really made the team at Grevill House smile!
Did you know that resident Bob at Old Station House once campaigned against Didcot power station over toxic waste?
The power company wanted to use Radley Lakes as a dumping ground but along with other environment supporters, Bob won the case and together they saved the nature reserve. Bob caught up with fellow campaigner Lynn Crowl at a recent coffee afternoon at Abingdon Lock. They discussed the otters that now live there.