Southfield House recieved a generous donation of plants
The team at Southfield House, Spalding would like to express thanks to David Ball and his team at Bridge Farm Nurseries, for a very generous donation of plants.
Angela Newton, a local councillor for Spalding district said “Chris, Wendy and myself really enjoyed taking out some old plants and planting new ones. Your ‘Handyperson’ was an excellent ambassador for Southfields. We all had a nice cup of coffee and welcoming chat.”
Angela offered to come back to help out at the care home again.
Penfriends at Gregory House
Last month at Gregory House we started replying to letters that we received from children at St Sebastian’ Primary School in Grantham.
Sarah Searle, Carer, coordinated this penfriend style friendship with the pupils, aged six and seven and residents after had a conversation with Mrs Copson, the teacher, who said that her pupils were learning how to write letters. Residents (including Betty and Thema pictured) have replied to their first letters and sent the children some sweets as a special treat. We hope to continue this project.
Hilda's 106th birthday!
At Meadowcroft, we have been celebrating Hilda’s 106th birthday. Thank you to Faye and Skylar, at Meadowcroft who arranged this amazing balloon display! Our new chef Mez also baked a wonderful cake. Hilida had a very enjoyable day, her son Ivan also came to visit.
Garden makeover from St James Place
A team of five staff from St James Place in Cirencester gave up their time to support Paternoster House and transform their garden. The team spent a whole day making the garden lovely for the residents to enjoy over the summer. The volunteers have kindly visited Paternoster House once a year for many years and the support makes a real difference to all who get to enjoy the gardens.
Turtle Day at The Lakes Care Centre
The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney celebrated Turtle Day on Sunday 23rd May.
To celebrate Turtle Day the residents have been learning about Turtles, have been colouring and decorating some Turtle pictures and looking over Turtle word searches and puzzles.
The first thing we talked about was the differences between Turtles and Tortoises, people often get them mixed up, but they are not the same thing, though this day is dedicated to celebrating and protecting both.
Edwardstow Court take their residents on a virtual cruise
Residents from Edwardstow Court Care Centre in Stow-on-the-Wold went on a virtual cruise, starting on the other side of the world in Australia and disembarking at several points of interest on their return voyage. The virtual cruise docked in Australia, Ireland, Italy, Spain and France. Shirley said, “We had a very busy week on the cruise, but I was happy to dock in England so I can see my family and have fish and chips.”