Here is an update from Abberton on our summer news. We have welcomed our new home manager Kylie Vickery to Abberton. Kylie has worked in the care sector for 19 years. She is a registered nurse and has been a registered care manager for the last 4 years.
“I am passionate about ensuring all residents live life to the full and making each day the best and fulfilling as it can be. I want to manage and develop Abberton to achieve an outstanding rating from the CQC. I am also a mother to 3 beautiful children ages 18, 9 and 6, and prior to starting a career in care, I was a dance teacher, teaching various different styles of dance.”Kylie Vickery
Summer news from our Lifestyle and Wellbeing
The fabulous musician Alex Southgate came in to give us a taster of what was to come at The Proms. Such an uplifting afternoon of dancing and singing for both residents and staff. He kindly gifted us a weekly guide to The 2023 BBC Proms, so we marked our favourites to watch or listen to. We shall have our flags waving for various performances, culminating with the Last Night of the Proms.
We also had a visit from the Black Cactus Choir. Back by popular demand, they sung a huge variety of songs; hits from the musicals, 80’s pop, ABBA and classic rock medleys.
In our craft sessions, we have made cards for different occasions. We learnt how to make paper flowers and tissue paper collages. It’s been lovely to take our crafting outside, under the shade of our gazebo. We have updated our photo albums, made collages and memory boxes. There has been a seaside theme, making lighthouses and painting pebbles and we have reminisced about British seaside holidays.
We had a Punch and Judy show at our Abberton summer family party with fish and chips (from the paper, of course!) candy floss and ice creams. Those delicious smells conjured up some wonderful holiday memories. “That’s the way to do it!” as Mr Punch would say!
There have been some competitive games of scrabble and quizzes. Thank you to Waitrose for donating the beautiful flowers for our floristry afternoons.
Our green fingered residents have been tending all our home-grown flowers and veggies. The sweet peppers and tomatoes are doing especially well. Our Queen Elizabeth commemorative rose bush is much admired and looking lovely, now it’s in full bloom.
Our ladies have enjoyed pamper mornings, with facials and hand manicures and a couple of our gents have discovered a shared love of steam trains – it is lovely to hear them sharing stories.