Freda from Ermine House celebrated her 101st Birthday
Freda started the day with a visit from her family and then had an afternoon tea party with some of her friends in the home.
What a wonderful day Freda has had! We hope she felt very spoilt with all her lovely cards and presents.
Wishing Winnie a very Happy 100th Birthday!
The team at Watersmead celebrated Winnie’s 100th birthday with her.
Natasha Wheeler, Activities Coordinator, said: “We hope your special day was filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter and love… exactly what you have brought to the world for 10 decades!
“What an honour it’s been to celebrate your 100th birthday with you.
“Lots of birthday love from everyone at Watersmead.”
Mosaic workshop at Paternoster House
Residents from Paternoster House and students from Cirencester College have come together to work on a project to bring residents together with students and their tutor Sadie from the college for some mosaic workshops.
Sadie, from Cirencester College is running the five-week Mosaic class via a Zoom video call and will be continuing the session with five weeks of watercolours too.
The residents have really enjoyed the sessions and always look forward to seeing Sadie on the call and learning new skills. Several studies show that art can improve well-being and even reduce the depression and anxiety that are often symptomatic of chronic diseases.
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.