We have lots planned for this May and welcome the easing of lockdown restrictions. Being able to get out and about and welcome back family and friends. Our residents are busy pursuing their hobbies together and individually. Do you have similar hobbies? Would you be interested in becoming a Penpal for one of our residents?
Spread some joy by becoming a Penpal
Our residents have written about themselves and their interests on our Facebook page. All of them love their families and have shared their other loves too:
- Norma, 82, loves Cliff Richard and The Forest of Dean.
- Basil, 89, loves farming and horse-riding.
- Sid,92, made his own narrow boat, used to rock climb and plays the guitar banjo and ukelele.
- Doreen, 94, likes crime novels and gritty crime dramas.
- Glenys, 85, likes smoked salmon, arts and crafts, time with other peolpe to hear their news and is an animal lover.
- Doris, 93 likes the company of others, to laugh and gardening.
- June, 74, likes cuddling toys and animals and nature programmes on TV.
- Harold, 88, loves DIY, gardening and grow-your-own veggies.
- Lizzie, 59, likes word puzzles, Coronation Street, chocolate and Smooth FM.
- Freda, 92, likes dancing the waltz, making soup and dolls.
- Christine, 98, likes reading and pompom making, chocolate eclairs and Jaffa cakes.
- Joyce, 92, likes drinking tea, reading in the sunshine in the garden and choir singing.
Please do get in touch with our Lifestyle and Wellbeing Co-ordinator Joy Hoskins if you would like to become a Penpal. [email protected]
Other activities for May
Our keen gardeners have potted up seedlings ready to plant in the allotment. And move aside Aldi and M&S, as we made and decorated our own caterpillar cakes! We are having a Bake-Off for Apple Pie Day and a Victoria sponge competition.
The May Mystery Objects challenge is bringing such laughter. Check out our Facebook page for the Objects of the Day. What was thought to be a clothes drier for socks, or a hanging rack for photos, was actually a wool winder! Our lovely Glynis knew immediately what it was, remembering one from her childhood to wind newly spun wool into skeins.
We are having a musical afternoon to mark VE day and bringing the glamour with a costumed photo shoot to tie in with the Cannes Film Festival.
May refurbishment to The Manor House
May also sees the start of some refurbishment to the oldest part of our home, The Manor House. This will include reconfiguring space into 7 new bedrooms, 2 new lounges and a conservatory. This work will not impact upon the day to day running of our home. There is a folder in reception showing all the plans. We are always striving to improve our home, and are delighted to be able to move ahead with this refurbishment, under the easing of lockdown, but still in compliance with all COVID regulations.