What have we been up to lately?


November


Joan was this months Resident speaker and gave a talk entitled “We were always hungry” about her evacuation from London to Devon during WW2.



As a former member of the Air Force Jean loved meeting Elle a current serving member.  Elle was part of this years Remembrance Festival at the Royal Albert Hall and brought a petal from the thousand released at the end of the show.



October


This visit was so much fun, everyone was thrilled to see JayJay and he was so well behaved.  The team from the Ivybridge Donkey Sanctuary were so patience when JayJay decided he might like to stay rather than get into the trailer!



September



A selection of local cheeses which our Residents fancied trying, we served them with savoury biscuits, chutney and artisan locally made breads.


After discussions about how Residents used to visit the cinema every week. We decided to recreate a movie matinee with popcorn.  Audrey Hepburn is a favourite so we watched Sabrina complete with Mocktails!



Chris the Singing Gardener is extremely popular with our Residents and their families.

Our conservatory is a fabulous place for group activities or for private space for residents to entertain family or friends.  


Our new Well Being Coordinater, Natalie, with the new activities board, showing whats ahead.


Autumn 2017


Zoe Hickman (right) has joined our team as Deputy Manager.  Shown here with Jenny Collins our Manager,  Zoe comes with a great deal of experience in several different care settings and we are already valuing her input.


April 2017 

We've done it again! Our two cooks proudly point to our recent Food Hygiene Rating that gives us the highest rating achievable.

 

November 2016

This beautiful image was taken at our firework party - by one of the residents!  They were watching inside the safety of the conservatory.  It is of a child waving a sparkler around outside.

 

September 2016

 

Our congratulations to Christine Rowe, as she celebrates her 90th birthday with cards and flowers.

 

August 2016

 

Our newly refurbished dining room.  We replaced all the tables and chairs with new ones, painted the walls and ceilings, replaced the old lights with brighter ones, added new pictures and fitted a new carpet.

The new chairs have glides on the bottom.  This makes it easier for the staff to move them with seated residents, who cannot help themselves. Before, it was hard work!

The staff were eager to do the decorating themselves  and did all the painting (one had never painted before).