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Restgarth Newsletter – March 2016

Restgarth Newsletter – March 2016

Welcome to our April newsletter
We are delighted with how smart and welcoming our newly refurbished dining room is looking now.
Monkey Sanctuary
On Monday we had a very interesting talk from the Monkey Sanctuary when they visited us, and we were pleased to be able to donate £ 25 towards their funds. The sanctuary provides a safe haven to 36 rescued monkeys and is dedicated to welfare and conservation of these fascinating animals.
Upcoming events in April
Monday 11th – 11am Monkey Sanctuary talk
Tuesday 12th – 11am Poslips singing duo
Wednesday 13th – Massage with Ben 2pm
Friday 15th – 2pm Memory Cafe
Tuesday 19th – 2pm Visit from Hendra Farm
Wednesday 20th + 27th – Manicures with Jade 10am, Massage with Ben 2pm
Friday 22nd – St Georges Day activities
Friday 29th – Rhino Dog Squad fundraising day.

New Chef – new menus
We are very happy to welcome Julie to her new role as our Chef at Restgarth. Julie started her new position in March and has already made some nice improvements to the menus. She has some great ideas for tempting those taste buds with delicious treats and is bringing in the spring menu at the end of the month, promoting fresh home cooked meals.


Pine Lodge Newsletter – March 2016

Pine Lodge Newsletter – March 2016

We have had a lovely time recently celebrating some very special birthdays with our residents. Here we are celebrating Mrs Shirwell’s 101st birthday on the 7th March.

“Happy wishes” Mrs Shirwell.
“Happy wishes” Mrs Shirwell.

New Menu’s and Summer Fete
We are hoping to introduce our spring/summer menu soon and would welcome some ideas to tempt those taste buds. We aim to continually refresh and review the menus to provide varied, balanced and nutritional meals.

Now spring is on the way we are planning to book a date for our summer fete, and we would be happy to receive any requests or suggestions as to what you might like.

Nails and Pamper
We are delighted to welcome “Nailicious”, our new nail beautician, who is providing a lovely pampering manicure service at Pine Lodge every two weeks. If you would like to treat yourself, please let our team know.

Pine Lodge Home Care Employee “Stars”
Emma, our Home Care manager, has introduced a new ‘carer of the month’ award. This award is decided by our service user’s compliments and feedback, and manager appraisal on performance throughout the month. Nominations are from our carer’s and service user’s.

We are very pleased to announce that in January, Stacey Barron was our star employee and in February, our star was team leader, Dawn Gill. Both girls are working diligently towards their QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.



Sadly, we are having to say “goodbye” to Tamara on the 24th April who is leaving us to look after her dear little boy. Tamara has been a valuable member of the team and will be much missed.