Romans News – This was October at Romans!

staff-successOn 6th October we were delighted to celebrate our year of success at Romans, with residents, staff, families, Callum Harvey, Assessor with Connect to Care and our Keychange Trustees Roger and Imogen Taylor.

A buffet and drinks were provided for everyone to enjoy and the party continued with our residents until 9 pm.

We recognised the work that our Champions undertake and the knowledge and advice they give to others in the team. We also recognised those who have achieved their Diplomas in 2016 and those who have been promoted.  Callum congratulated everyone who had gained awards and Romans for encouraging staff progression in the workplace. Dani’s Mum said she was very proud of her and Sharon’s husband said: “She does not speak much at home because she has been studying, but she loves it, so that is good.”staff-with-flowers

Our resident June thought she was receiving an award when our member of staff June Stringer was announced, but she enjoyed sharing the applause and the photo with us all.celebrating-success

Everyone had a great time and the residents said how much they had enjoyed it. A big thank you to all who supported and helped make the event special.

four-generationsMayor for Adur, Ann Bridges visited Beatrice (also known as Margaret) for her 95th birthday on 11th October, bringing with her a huge bouquet of flowers and a card depicting events in the year that Beatrice was born. Beatrice had high tea with the Mayor and her family: daughter Robina and son- in- law John, granddaughter Rosie (who had made the most marvellous birthday cake) and baby great-granddaughter who kept us all entertained.

Beatrice especially liked the mayoral chain and kept touching it – in her later years she favours a little “bling” and the Mayor’s chain fitted that description.

Finally we would like to introduce our new friend at Romans called Jake.

We used to have a lovely lady called Lynda visit with her Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog Oscar for many years but sadly after Oscar retired he became ill and passed away. After a few months Lynda sent us a picture of the puppy that she and her husband David decided to buy and we were delighted to welcome Jake the puppy on his first visit. You can image the reception that they both received by the residents. Many had missed their chats with Lynda and the strokes that they used to give the dog. Jake is too young to be a PAT dog but Lynda has promised to visit us regularly as Jake is growing up and we look forward to her continued involvement with the Romans family.puppy-jake