NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2015
SPRING AT LAST!
We are at last enjoying the arrival of Spring, with some welcome sunny weather and lighter evenings – perfect for enjoying time in the gardens at Pine Lodge.
The Easter weekend saw some of our residents enjoying additional visits from family and friends, and most were able to enjoy a chocolate egg (or two) with staff and visitors.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
A new pond is being created in the rear gardens close to the outdoor seating area – one of the best spots for catching glimpses of the local wildlife.
We are pleased to be able to add this new feature to our garden, which we hope will bring many hours of joy to all the nature lovers among our residents, staff and visitors.
With April being “National Pets Month”, it seems a fitting time to provide an update on our resident pets:
- Rabbits – we are currently exploring options for relocating them to a new area on the grass, and adding a run. Hopefully the change of location and addition of an outside play area will give us the opportunity to see more of them enjoying their additional freedom and new environment.
- Kitty – is now five months old, and although kept under close supervision for the moment, is beginning to make more regular visits to the lounge areas where we everyone can enjoy her company and playful antics.
We are pleased to welcome our new cook Julie as a valuable addition to our catering team. The team have put together a new menu, which includes new seasonal produce, a variety of new supper dishes and an even greater range of home-made cakes and biscuits. The new four week menu has evolved with the help of residents’ comments and feedback. It is available in print and being introduced at the end of April.
DATE FOR DIARY
We are taking part in the National Care Home Open Day on Friday 19th June 2015, and looking forward to welcoming old and new friends to Pine Lodge. More details to follow.
Telephone: 01934 622539