Freedom parade

The activities team took Margaret and George, residents at The Mountains, to the Freedom Parade in Brecon.

 

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Wedding anniversary celebrations

We recently celebrated two wedding anniversaries! The first one being Janet and Alan, who had a fantastic day, sharing it with family. The other was a real landmark anniversary for Freda and Ron… their diamond!

 

We were all very excited when Freda and Ron received a card from Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to congratulate them!!

 

Janet and Alan.

Janet and Alan.

 

Freda and Ron.

Freda and Ron.

Goodbye Joanne

Joanne came to Chatterwood from the Philippines as a carer, 7 years ago. She has left to work as a Health Care Assistant at Queen Alexander Hospital in Cosham, where she hopes to complete her nursing training. Everyone will miss Joanne as she was a very friendly, caring, warm hearted person and a very knowledgeable and respected carer. Joanne had a great sense of humour and would do anything for anyone.

 

Joanne chose the theme of her leaving party and opted to sing karaoke songs with her fellow members of staff and to share with everyone Philippine food that Joanne and her colleagues had cooked. Everyone really enjoyed the food and many residents had ‘seconds’. We arranged a collection for Joanne and raised over £200, so we decided to let her pick her own leaving presents. Joanne chose some really funky, flowery, high heeled shoes. No surprises there, as she adores shoes. Joanne also chose a charm for her Pandora bracelet and a rucksack for when she is out and about.

 

We all had a fantastic afternoon and we will all miss her. We wish Joanne well in her new career and good wishes to her and Damien for when they get married in May.

 

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Castleford cooking

Castleford House residents, had great fun cooking chocolate cake with strawberries and chocolate fondant. The best part was getting to eat it… YUM!

 

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Bramley fête

Our Applewood residents made a great job of their eye patches and skull and cross-bone adorned hats, ready for the Bramley fête.

 

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Menacing looking pirates in the form of John and Mick!

 

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The glamorous pirates.

 

Joan’s favourite was the ferret racing.

Joan’s favourite was the ferret racing.

Musicare

Musicare provide bespoke music shows that aim to involve and entertain all our residents. On April 25th The Mountains were treated to a range of musical renditions, all of which had our residents singing and clapping along.

 

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Sunshine walks

Milkwood House residents made the most of a sunny day and decided to take a stroll around Canoe Lake, before stopping off for a bite to eat and a coffee at the café.

 

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Making the most of a sunny day

Ganarew House residents, Glenys, Frances and Joan paid a visit to Milbrook Garden Centre to see the first flowers of Spring! They all had a lovely time, and made sure not to forget to make a stop for a coffee.

 

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Still great at 88

May Smart recently celebrated her 88th birthday at Chatterwood. It started with May having her hair done before her great niece, Jane, arrived with a card and flowers. They then spent most of the morning chatting and laughing together. May’s nephew, Melvyn, and her niece, Margaret, with their respective partners, Sylvie and Bob, visited to enjoy a lovely lunch with May, where they shared a bottle of red wine, as well as plenty of laughter.

 

After lunch, May, her family and all the other residents and their relatives at Chatterwood, were entertained by Tea for Two. Tea for Two are a fantastic act who sing, dance and play an array of instruments such as the drum and violin, all of which involves our residents.

 

May had a fantastic celebratory day which ended with a tasty birthday cake that Sylvie had bought. Everyone at Chatterwood sang happy birthday to May and cheered many ‘hip hip hoorays’.

 

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Super solar lights

Many thanks to Mary Elliot who bought some lovely solar lights and beautiful plants for outside the front of Castleford. It is very much appreciated.

 

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