On 19th August with sad and heavy hearts, we as carers and residents said a fond farewell and good luck to our Manager, Virginia Irvine. After 4 years of hard work and dedication Virginia has moved on to pastures new; their gain is our loss. On 19th August residents and families gathered at Fair Havens […]
Over the past couple of months we have been pretty busy. On 9th August we went on a trip to Paignton Zoo with 5 residents who all really had a great time seeing the animals. We were very lucky as there were lots of baby animals which made all the residents’ days! And as we […]
Since last month Natasha Hart, one of our Dementia Champions, has been doing some one-to-one activity with residents. Tash normally works in our kitchens so chats with residents all of the time but this is more detailed and takes place in the afternoons. Tash has already produced information booklets for families who have had loved […]
A company called Wild Science visited Alexander House on 30th August to bring in Fluffies and Reptiles for the residents to enjoy (or not!). We also took a group of 11 residents to Chessington Garden Centre on 20th September. The photo shows 5 of the residents with Carole the housekeeper. They had a lovely afternoon […]
The petting zoo came to Cressingham for the residents and their families who wished to participate in this experience! So far we have had brilliant feedback from all who attended. Even if they wouldn’t touch the animals, they enjoyed the fact that they could see them. We have therefore booked for the petting zoo to […]
It was our newest resident’s birthday. Pamela Burgess had revealed that she is mad on Harry Potter and so we made her a Harry Potter themed birthday cake. It truly was a team effort – catering staff Margaret and Mark baked and iced the cake and Manager, Nikki Ford decorated it with Harry Potter memorabilia.
Jasmine our kitchen assistant created this beautiful cake replicating a vinyl record. Absolutely stunning and most original! Our residents enjoyed it with a cup of tea following a discussion session on life in the 60s with Sarah, Emma and care staff.