Monday, 29 December 2014

happy christmas 2014 at Mount Ephraim House

starting with sherry, bucks fizz and mince pies in the morning, Mummy Santa (aka Sarah) brought in all the presents for the christmas elves to distribute amongst the residents and guests;  then it was Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, crackers and wine and a few corny jokes!

after the Queen's speech everyone settled down for some entertainment, courtesy of the Karaoke machine, and some fine singing from residents and staff - Mary even started off the dancing!

thank you to Vivienne who hosted Christmas lunch and to our visitors and guests who helped make Christmas special for the residents of MEH.  Of course none of it would be possible without the Care staff who postponed their family Christmas to make sure the residents enjoyed theirs.  all over for another year.....

Karen Cooper, wrap star.........

Manager Karen, arrived at work early Christmas morning to find her office completely under cover! the staff had crept in at dead of night to wrap everything in sight - filing cupboards, desk and chair, even the door to her office! arranged on top of the desk were Christmas presents, cakes and goodies. if anything was going to stop her working for at least one day of the year, the staff were determined to do it!   nothing else for it but to pour the bucks fizz and join in the fun.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Festive fun- the MEH Residents Christmas party...

Grateful thanks to the rotary club carol singers who entertained us all!

On  Friday 19th December we enjoyed our annual party at mount Ephraim which was well attended and everyone had a great time.  Special thanks to Amanda our chef and her team in the kitchen for the most amazing food, Roy and jenny for manning the bar (and jenny for making a spectacular Christmas cake etc) and everyone who helped to clear away afterwards!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Christmas has arrived...

In the form of carols courtesy of St. Paul's, rusthall choir who came to sing for us on Monday 15th dec. 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Lots of help today....

...putting the Christmas dec's around - we had quite a crowd to help and here they are taking a tea break courtesy of jenny and Roy who brought chocolate cake too.  Marie and patty made paper chains, pat sorted the baubles, not sure about the others but they did enjoy the cake!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Trip to the shopping centre...

Anne, Marie and Peggy visited the Victoria centre, tunbridge wells today for some festive fun... We visited Santa in his grotto, had a look around the Anne summers shop had lunch at McDonald's and were given makeovers at the beauty counters in fenwicks! 

Friday, 5 December 2014

Shopaholic in town...!

Peggy went to town with katarina today for a spot of Christmas shopping - looks like she was treating herself (and why not!) and enjoying it too!

Christmas is coming...

Iris is getting in the festive spirit - she's written her cards and now it's time to dress the tree for her room...

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas is coming....

Making Christmas decorations today- had lots of help but there's a lot more to do!  Roy provided the tea, jenny made the cakes and volunteer Christina washed the paintbrushes !  Marie and iris, pat and Mary, Anne and Joan - all worked hard today and produced some lovely things....

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

we remembered them....

at 11am on the 11th November, with two minutes silence, poppies, poems and images from the Tower of London poppy display.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

What a day !

An Interesting start to the week... Karen announced that MEH won two accolades at the great british care awards on sat night - Georgina for best newcomer and Amanda won the prize for nutrition and hydration !  ...::..
The CQC sent a contingent of three inspectors who arrived unannounced to begin their evaluation of life at MEH and....deputy manager Mandy was back after a long period of sick leave; happy to report she is fit and well and on top form!

This afternoon residents were treated to an illustrated talk about sue's holiday in Borneo and katerina showed patty, Joan, Anne and iris how to decorate tea lights and make
some more cards for our Xmas fayre.  

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Xmas fayre this week !

After the relatives meeting on Thursday13th  nov we invite everyone to attend our Christmas fayre- gifts, cards, decorations, raffle and refreshments
Please come along -  2-4 pm

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Autumn stroll in the grounds

After the monsoon conditions yesterday all was calm sunny and beautiful today and Anne took advantage of the break in the weather to stroll in the garden....

A very happy 101 year old!

That's patty, who can't believe she's that old !  It certainly seems like the past year has flown by since we celebrated
her 100th birthday.

Pattys family came for lunch yesterday and today we held a tea party in the lounge with bunting and balloons, a cake and lots of cards and presents.  

Friday, 31 October 2014

Trick or treat

We celebrated Halloween today with music, treats, decorations and a Halloween supper to finish....but no scary  

In memory of Pat Knight

Karen was very taken with Alice!
Today we gathered in the lounge after variety hour for afternoon tea, complete with fruit cake, mini pastries and fancy cakes.  We were joined by Pat Knights family and Alice the puppy !  It was a lovely afternoon and good to remember her- she loved afternoon tea and after she passed away the family donated funds for us to purchase a tea  trolley , vintage china and the trappings to make afternoon tea a special event.  We are carrying on the tradition and I'm sure she would have approved.

Friday, 24 October 2014

These are addictive ...

Active minds - art painting packs - love them!  Even our volunteer Christiane joined in this afternoon !

Magic painting

Love these new painting packs by active minds - Jean here trying one out!  They are so relaxing to do.....

Monday, 20 October 2014

Happy birthday Sheila, Diana and Anne

Quite a day for the birthday girls today !  Anne had lots of visitors, lunch in the library and presents flowers and cards.  

Sheila and Di had to work this morning and Diane in the laundry made sure everyone knew it was their birthday by making sure they wore big pink birthday badges !!  They joined in with the choir this afternoon and the residents all sang a rousing 'happy birthday ' ... Good job they've had lots of practise with their singing ...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Autumn splendour at Burrswood

National Award for Mount Ephraim House

Mount Ephraim House........
Winners of Residential Care Provider at the LaingBuisson Independent Healthcare Awards 2014
We would like to thank all of our fantastic team for making MEH a vibrant, homely  and happy place to live and work.
Well Done Everybody