Friday, 20 March 2015

1st day of spring today (officially) ...

Thanking our volunteers ...

Our annual volunteer thankyou  lunch was held today at #themountedgcumbe and attended by nearly all of our lovely volunteers - sadly, Rachel and tim, Carolyn and some of our students were unable to make it, but it was a good turnout and we were very grateful they made time to come along.  A buffet lunch  was provided by the hotel and in her speech, Karen thanked everyone for the joy they brought to our residents.

We are lucky to have such support - from taking residents to church, personal shopping, art and craft, bingo, scrabble, and poetry groups to the weekly PAT dog visit, printing of our newsletter, knit and natter, weekly quiz, helping on trips out and   dropping in the church newsletter - there is a wealth of variety which the residents so enjoy.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy st patricks day

Heather from music for health provided the music, Amanda produced some delicious cakes and we celebrated st patricks day in style, finishing with a rendition of 'Danny boy' which the residents joined in with...      

It's also nutrition and hydration week' and chick agreed to wear the sash to promote our tea party!!

Monday, 16 March 2015

A Monday soirée

We were very privileged to be entertained today by Ellen who plays a magnificent harp. Afternoon tea was served in the vintage china and we found  the posh biscuits!  Even the cats enjoyed it...

As Stuart was visiting from head office
it seemed appropriate that Ellen's first piece of music was 'greensleeves'

She finished by playing a happy birthday tribute to David who celebrates his special day on Thursday.

We had a packed lounge today and a very appreciative audience, who would love to hear Ellen play for them again. 

Mothering Sunday

Although we probably think of our mums every day, today is Mothering Sunday when we 'officially' say thankyou to them all for bringing us into the world !