Friday, 1 April 2011

flowers and opera on the 1st april

 flowers from sainsbury's today. opera video in the lounge this afternoon, while bingo was being played at the other end of the house. well done to Marian who apparently won 7 times (only took 2 prizes though) hope you enjoyed it!!

John had a trip to the library to continue his local history research, Patty did a lovely poster for the forthcoming relatives meeting and spring fayre (invitations will be mailed out to you on monday) and peggy enjoyed her regular g&t with the family - before the priest arrived to visit his 'flock'!

Thursday, 31 March 2011

trip to burrswood

this afternoon a group of residents went to visit Burswood in Groombridge, organized by two kind volunteers, Vivienne and Joan from Chartwell Lodge.  we had tea and homemade cake in the delightful tea rooms, then went on a guided tour of the building - from the chapel to the bookshop including a lovely stroll in the grounds.  The daffodils were in full bloom and made a stunning display.  Helen managed to get stuck in a lft and patty got chatted up by the coach driver!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

greensleeves Accolades 2010

tuesday 29th march 2011 at the MIC hotel in London.  Head Office (Greensleeves) Accolades Event was held to celebrate achievement in 2010 of the 17 homes in the group. Karen took 4 members of staff as mount ephraim had been nominated in 3 categories - Activities award, Innovation and Carer of the Year

In addition, Diana and Sheila Wilson were recognized for their long service records (36 years in Diana's case and 33 years for Sheila) and received Certificates and a gift.

Daisy was a worthy finalist for Carer of the Year - 'she is always cheerful, enthusiastic, capable and reliable..a team player, willing to learn, adapt and take on new challenges......she is also loyal, and fantastically committed to mount ephraim... a role model. She received a framed Certificate.

NVQ level 2 certificates were  awarded to Jessica & Daisy and Level 3 to Jemma and Sarah in recognition of their hard work and study.

We are pleased to report that Mount Ephraim House won the Activities Award and the Innovation Award and were  presented with prizes and Certificates which will be proudly displayed in the foyer.

Monday, 28 March 2011

not the monday blues!

julie came today for art and craft session; continuing on the wall hanging project we started a few weeks ago. this beautiful piece of silk was sent to us by patty's daughter and we are nearly ready to assemble all the lovely flowers, leaves etc - this is work in progress. meanwhile, elizabeth was entertaining some of the other residents with anecdotes and poetry in the library - the sun was streaming though the windows and everyone was in good spirits.