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St Winifreds Care Home Newsletter November 2017

November 2017 Issue

Residents at St Winifreds Care Home and their families receive a printed colour copy of the fabulous newsletter but here’s a glance at what’s happening within the Home in the coming weeks:

We would like to wish our residents with birthdays in November very happy birthdays: Alice Sanham on Friday 3 November, Gwen Nicholl on Tuesday 7 November and Josie Brown on Thursday 16 November. 

Regular Praise and Communion is available for those who wish to take part. Please speak to one of the Senior Carers who will be happy to arrange this for you. The lady who visits the Home to give Holy Communion is called Ruth.

• Art Therapy: Come and join in the fun with Ian on 2, 9, 23 and 30 November; From 3pm in various lounges.
• Hairdressing: Please feel free to come and be pampered with Carol our friendly Hairdresser. Every Monday in St George’s new lounge. We are currently in the process of making an actual Hairdressing Room – please bear with us.
• Barney the PT Dog: Barney will be visiting St Winifreds every Tuesday from 2pm, with Yvonne.
• Coffee & Cake Afternoons: Wednesdays at 3pm in the St George’s new lounge area. Please feel free whether you are a resident, family member or friend to come and try our coffee & cake afternoons. Whilst these are proving to be a huge success, we look forward to seeing more family and friends joining us. Just to let you all know we have now introduced a small raffle which will be drawn every six weeks.
• Sam Linton’s Exercise Class: Every Thursday at 11am (from 12 November)

• Barry Goss Entertainment:
Tuesday 7 November
• Caning Performers: Friday 10 November
• Sunshine Ukes Entertainment: Tuesday 14 November
• Puppet Man Entertainment: Tuesday 21 November
• Guy Fawkes Day Party: Come and join us on Sunday 5 November for a bite to eat and drink with your loved one. Hot jacket potatoes, sausages and beans will be served between 1.15pm -1.45pm. Vintage Ruby will be entertaining us all with songs and laughs. Tickets are £3 each.

Families and relatives often feel guilty placing a loved one into a care setting; There is absolutely no need, as you actually get to spend more quality time together, rather than the constant worry of “what if?”. Quality time and reminiscence play a major role for a person with dementia and this is where the new Interactive Me comes in.

I-Me is an online personal memory box built solely around the individual and their likes, dislikes, schooling, jobs, favourite radio and TV shows, and lots more. Using it can provide comfort, joy and stimulation, when maybe your loved one is feeling a little anxious. It is accessed using an iPad or tablet and you can also Skype your family member, send them messages, videos or voice clips.

Although we do have reminiscence sessions, it is also much nicer to give your relative that personal touch, that is solely for them, whether it be watching an old programme that is not available these days or listening to your voice messages, personal video messages or simply listening to a piece of music all bring comfort and stimulation.

If you would like to enquire about Interactive Me please speak to Elsie our Activities Co-ordinator whom would be happy to assist you.

Click here for more information on St Winifreds Care Home.

St Winifreds Care Home
236 London Road, Deal, Kent CT14 9PP
Tel: 01304 375 758

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