The well known saying “great oaks from little acorns grow” is a familiar concept here at Summerdyne. Our residents and team often have the seed of an idea and with a bit of determination and hard work and help from our community, those ideas snowball into bigger things. Before you know it, we have really achieved something.
From little guinea pigs to robotic pets!
We recently had a visit by two guinea pigs, Betty Boo and Pearl the Punk. Residents really enjoyed petting them, giving them lettuce treats and a little brush. Thank you so much to Marlene and Mark Turner for letting us have your pets for a visit. They certainly bought many smiles to people’s faces. Also for your wonderful gifts of vegetable plants for our allotment, gardening gloves and for all the sun hats. We really appreciate it all.
After seeing a TV news item which highlighted the importance of robotic pets for care home residents, we received a fabulous donation from Louise. The sensory pets she gifted from Joy for All Companion Pets will join our cat that we currently have and enable many of our residents to enjoy the experience.
From a model duck house to Bewdley Festival victory (fingers crossed!)
It’s competition time!!!!!! With great excitement we would like to announce we are AGAIN taking part in the Bewdley Duck House Competition. It was 2018 when we won the competition with our yarn bombed design!
The Duck House art project embraces everyone in the community and is such a fun thing to work on together. We are proud to support the Emily Jordan Foundation, which provides work for young people with special needs. Well done on building the duck houses to enable the competition to go ahead.
Now we have our white duck house blank canvas, our residents have their thinking caps on for our elaborate 2021 design!
Grow your Own to Pop Up Shop!
In early May we marked VE Day and reminisced about wartime. Residents rummaged through an old suitcase full of items from the 1940’s. Clothing, camp coffee, carbolic soap and vintage toys all helped trigger memories of this time. A sing-a-long to Vera Lynn was a hit with some residents whilst others preferred the opportunity of some sunshine. Whilst we didn’t exactly “Dig for Victory”, we dug our allotment plot and potted up our veggies.
Conversation got onto the idea of setting up a table and selling our vegetable plants for others to enjoy. After our homegrown veggie success of last year, we felt we could grown extra seedlings and sell on our surplus.
And so we have opened Our Potting Shed Plant Shop. Little did we know how much work it would be. But Summerdyne pulled together and with painting a banner for our shop, creating sale price posters – not to mention potting on our plants, we are so pleased to say our shop is NOW OPEN!
At 50p a pot it’s a bargain! We have curly kale, chillies, sweet peas and lots of other plants for sale. So if you are visiting, stop by our shop in reception. Come on and grab a bargain!
So you can see, at Summerdyne, we are really proving the saying “great oaks from little acorns grow”!