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Restgarth Care Home Newsletter March 2017

Restgarth Care Home Newsletter March 2017

Welcome!

We would like to give a warm welcome to Nathan our new care coordinator which is a new role to Restgarth Care Home. Nathan’s role is to ensure all our resident care plans are up to date, reviewed regularly and to assist in the smooth running of the home. Nathan has 4 years’ experience in care, including mental health, dementia and learning disabilities.

We would also like to introduce Luke who is the new manager of Restgarth Care & Support Home Care. Luke has 8 years’ experience in the care sector ranging from managing residential settings to overseeing the running of home care services. Restgarth will now be providing support to those in the surrounding community offering personal care, cleaning, shopping and meals on wheels.

 

We have also welcomed Beverly and Eirwen to the care staff team and James is helping Julie, our chef, in the kitchen.

New Senior Staff

We would like to mention that two of our care staff have been promoted to senior care assistants after undergoing some training and support from Dean our manager. Well done to Rebecca and Janet and we wish them the best of luck in their new roles.

“This is Me”

Dean has introduced a “This is Me” poster that will be placed in all resident’s rooms. Lynda has been busy spending time with residents individually and created personalised posters with likes, hobbies and life stories. Polperro Harbour Trip

A few of our residents and staff took a lovely stroll down to the harbour in Polperro on Saturday 19th February 2017. Naomi, Rebecca and Janet took Edna, Joan, Roma and Elizabeth for a stroll down to the harbour and around the village. Everyone was wrapped up well as it was rather nippy out but that didn’t stop them enjoying themselves.

Looe Library

Back in November 2016, Lynda, our activities coordinator, attended an event at the Mill Pool centre in Looe called the “Loop the Loop” which was organised by the library in conjunction with the arts council. The event was a photography tea treat where we were given a talk by professional photographer Gavin Goulder. He talked about his work across the world as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines. We saw some fascinating photos and heard the stories behind them as well as gaining some professional advice and inspiration along with some tea and cake. The event was aimed at home library users who find it difficult to access services to support their creativity through photography. Each person was asked to produce a photograph of something that was important and dear to them in their life and send it to both Joanna Mayes -artist and film maker and Gavin Goulder who will enter all entries into an exhibition. Our residents were all supported by Lynda to produce a photo each to enter. The library also loaned us a new camera during the month of December for the residents to use. Below are just some of the entries our residents submitted for the exhibition.

We would like to say a big “Thank You” to all the staff at Looe Library who were very supportive and made this visit and other recent trips so enjoyable.

Events in March 2017

  • 2nd March – 2:30pm Holy Communion with Gary, Carolyn & Paul
  • 3rd March – 2pm Voice of Restgarth meeting
  • 7th March – Afternoon swimming trip at Hannafore Point Hotel
  • 13th March – 2:30pm Chair exercises with Ben Jones
  • 17th March – 1pm Polperro Memory Café
  • 20th March – Vera Lynn day including wartime menu, music and dress up
  • 22nd March – 11:15am Poslips -Musical Duo
  • 23rd March – 1:30pm Felting workshop at Looe Library

 

 

 

Restgarth Care Home newsletter February 2017

Restgarth Care Home newsletter February 2017

Welcome to Restgarth’s February newsletter.

We would like to give a warm welcome to Dean, our new manager, who joined us at Restgarth in December. Dean has a very friendly approach, he is always ready to listen to our folks and accommodate any requests.

We are also delighted to welcome Julie, our new cook, who recently started with us. Julie has already made some great improvements to our menus, and has a real talent for making scrumptious cakes that can’t be resisted.

Voice of Restgarth. Ten of our residents have formed a committee called the “Voice of Restgarth” which had its first meeting on the 3rd February 2017. The committee will meet every two weeks to discuss any requests to the menu and changes around the home. Also the residents will play a part in our selection of new staff and what skills they would like staff to have in supporting them.

Our residents have been busy knitting squares to make a patchwork blanket for use in the Restgarth van. Our activities coordinator organised our folks to knit the individual squares before being sown together. It really brightens up the interior of our van.

Activities this month: Our residents enjoyed a recent trip to the Theatre Royal in Plymouth to watch “Snow White” with the members of Polperro Memory Café. A few of our residents went shopping at Trago Mills with our activities coordinator and purchased lots of craft items to keep them busy over the next month with stocking up our new shop. We have set up a new shop in our  reception area selling handmade gifts with all proceeds going into providing our residents with an innovative activities schedule. Our chef treated our residents to a special Valentines Day menu which included a delicious white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

 

Restgarth Welcomes New Manager

Restgarth Welcomes New Manager

Restgarth Care Home, is pleased to welcome new manager Lorna Masson. Lorna brings a wealth of experience to the role and is well known in the local area for her caring and dedicated approach.

TLorna Massonhe home specialises in delivering a first class service based on old fashioned principles of care, compassion and respect. Restgarth offers residents superb, modern en-suite accommodation, access to a wide range of facilities, a varied programme of activities and freshly prepared home cooked meals.

There are currently opportunities for long term, short time, respite and day care, so please get in touch to find out how Restgarth Care Home can help via Tel: 01503 272016 or email enquiries@orchardcare.co.uk. Lorna and her team welcome enquiries and visits and look forward to hearing from you.

 

Restgarth Care Home – May Newsletter

Restgarth Care Home – May Newsletter

 

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Welcome to the May edition of the Restgarth Care Home Newsletter.

NEW STAFF

We are pleased to welcome Lorna Masson as Care Home Manager. Lorna joins us from a local care home and has built an exceptional reputation within the area for her compassionatLorna - Head Shot Insidee and caring approach. Lorna has over 25 years’ experience in the care industry and has both the dedication and commitment to develop the high standards of care that are such an important part of life at Restgarth.

We would like to thank her predecessor Kate for the significant contribution she has made since joining in 2013 and we wish her well in her future ventures.

We are also delighted that Veraty Annalls has been able to rejoin our team as Senior Carer having recently returned to the area – welcome back Veraty!

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Jukebox” is coming live to Restgarth on Thursday 11th June.  The show is being performed by local production company Cat’s Pyjamas and promises to be a fun filled day, with staff having a rock and roll themed non-uniform day.  Family and friends are welcome to join us for the event starting at 11:30 a.m.

GARDENS & GROUNDS

New Sail Restgarth

 

The new sail has been installed and will offer a practical and beautiful addition to the garden providing both colour and shelter.  All we need now is for summer to arrive!

 

 

 

DATE FOR THE DIARY

Monday 29th June – We plan to hold a party afternoon and are yet to decide on a theme.  A “Strawberries and Cream” afternoon has been put forward but we would welcome any other ideas or suggestions.

We would also be delighted if any family members or friends were able to offer support either with organisation or on the day itself.  If you are willing and able to help, please contact Lorna or Hannah who will welcome your call. Tel : 01503 272016.

 

 

 

Pine Lodge Care Home – May Newsletter

Pine Lodge Care Home – May Newsletter

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Welcome to the May edition of the Pine Lodge newsletter.

SPECIAL EVENTS

This month two of our residents, Doreen and Jack, shared a very special occasion. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a party for close family and friends.   They married in May 1945 – the same month and year that saw the end of WWII and Victory in Europe celebrations, so there would have been little excuse for them to forget their anniversary over the years!

Our warmest congratulations go to them and to George who recently enjoyed his 87th birthday.

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Our popular activities programme continues and we have introduced a weekly themed quiz sheet alongside new materials for our regular quiz nights.

We are also starting to put together our Summer Events Programme.  An events suggestion box has been placed in the dining room, to prompt discussion and gather ideas. So whether its an old-fashioned picnic, BBQ, themed evening or something completely different, just drop a note into the suggestion box or speak to a member of staff.

NEW STAFF

A warm welcome to Ilianna and Nicola who joined our care team this month.

GARDENS & GROUNDS

The warmer weather is making sure our rose gardens bloom, and maintaining the lawns and borders is a team effort. Anyone recognise this budding Alan Titchmarsh?

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OPEN DAY

As promised in our April newsletter, below are further details regarding our upcoming Open Day:

Date: Friday 19th June

Time: 2:00 – 4:00

Cream Teas will be served for residents and guests, with tours for new visitors to Pine Lodge. All ages welcome.