September – with the new school term – always feels like a time to for new projects. And we have a few of those planned for Autumn and an exciting line up of events.
But first an update on our Summer
It was wonderful to host so many live music events in our garden. Vocalists Carol Rees-Jones and Melissa Hollick and keyboard and vocalist Eddie Graham entertained residents.
We were honoured to host the charity The Not Forgotten and their fantastic singers. A huge range of music from Irish folk to “Saturday Night at the Movies”. It coincided beautifully with our resident Eleanor’s 102nd birthday and we discovered that at 102 she is 1 year older than the charity!
We avidly followed the amazing Olympians, crafted our own Olympic rings and hosted our own medals ceremony, celebrating what each of us are best at. Check out our uplifting Facebook video https://www.facebook.com/westeatonhome/videos/267578778086077
French Day was Ooo La La! with a delicious menu from our chef Tracey and Clare, out Lifestyle Coordinator, dressed up as a French onion seller, which residents found very funny! Some of our resident are great linguists.
We marked World Photography Day and National Vinyl Day and held a special tribute with Simon the Piper to commemorate VJ day.
We have enjoyed Keep Fit Tuesdays, Mindfulness Thursdays, a drumming session, some stunning art and floristry and Scrabble Clubbers. Plus time enjoying the garden with family and friends, pottering, pruning and collecting the eggs from our chickens. Never a dull moment!
Projects and events for the Autumn
- 24th September: Arts in Care Homes Day. We have a local artist Mark Jenkins joining us for an art class with our residents.
- 26th September: For National Ballroom Dancing Week we are welcoming the Dolloway Dancer’s. We will be ready for Strictly!
- 1st October: Ray Mytton is coming to entertain us with his vocals and guitar.
- 14th October: Musician Eddie Graham is back by popular demand.
- 24th October: Odalisque Belly Dancing Group are visiting to perform
- 1st November: Halloween Spook-tacular Party!
- 14th November: Marking Remembrance Sunday with a visit from Simon the Piper and an afternoon tea.
We are launching a pumpkin carving competition at the start of October for our local community and residents to take part in – prizes awarded at our Halloween Party. All the entries will create a spook-tacular display in our garden.
Check out our Facebook page for all the information.
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal started in 1921, so for this anniversary year, we are creating a poppy display along our fence, which can be enjoyed by everyone who drives past. Residents have started work on some knitted poppies.
If you are able to knit, sew, craft or paint some poppies to join ours it would be greatly appreciated! All poppies to reach us by 6th November please.