Welcome Philile

Philile has recently joined our Care Team as a Registered Nurse, as usual all her new colleagues extend a warm welcome to her.

“My name is Philile, and I enjoy walking and playing netball. I am very much looking forward to working in this small and warm environment.”

Residents’ Meeting – 27th April 2012

We held our April Residents’ meeting on Friday 27th, which again was very well attended. The meetings are always started with a glass of sherry! It’s nice to get everyone together and to hear ideas and opinions.

This month’s subjects included; an update on the new garden design for the grounds in front of the car park, new additions to our activities programme and the announcement of our Jubilee celebrations. We also discussed the menus and ask for any requests to be included in menu planning going forward. There was also an update on the increase in staff to cater for the laundry and housekeeping.

We also announced the exciting news that we would be supporting St Barnabas Hospice in Worthing, by donating all funds raised through charitable events held at Valerie Manor and other events that staff take part in for the next year. We’ll have more details on this and other items from our meeting on our blog very soon.

Welcome Nicki

“Hi my name is Nicki and I have just joined ‘the bank’ at Valerie Manor. I have been a qualified nurse for 19 years and spent my early career working in hospitals, but the last 11 years as part of the local district nursing team.

I live in Upper Beeding, which I love!, with my husband and baby daughter.

When I have time I love to bake and get digging on my allotment – any advice gratefully received!”

– I am sure Nicki will be a great asset to our fabulous Care Team, and everyone at Valerie Manor welcomes her aboard!

April 2012 Activities Summary

Hello, well I think the ‘April Showers’ bit has gone a bit far don’t you !
Mind you I’ve never seen so many beautiful rainbows as during the last few weeks.

We celebrated three Themed Days during April. Firstly a lovey DVD was enjoyed of Elizabeth our Queen on 21st ….there was also a Quiz on the Royal Family and to top everything a lovely cream tea was enjoyed by everyone to celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday. One lady loved the Union Flag serviettes used at tea time so much that she kept hers unused to keep in her room to put an ornament on !

The next celebration was on 23rd when we donned Hats, Wigs and Boppers and waved flags to celebrate St. George’s Day. This was followed by a St. George’s Day Quiz by those present. We all learn new information when we have these Quizes. We were astounded to learn that St. George actually never visited Great Britain ! We proudly hung our St. George Cross Bunting around the conservatory. On 28th we celebrated another great feat of when Cook reached Australia….another Quiz and decorations.

We enjoyed decorating Easter Bonnets and a Cheese and Wine Tasting over the Easter weekend. The lovely Marmalade came for her usual visits and some Residents enjoyed the Reflexology Session with Cath. Joyce has been busy helping everyone finish the Blanket that has been knitted for Lucy’s forthcoming new arrival. It will be presented next month.

Throwing Rings, Giant Dice and Target Bean Bag along with our usual Exercise Sessions kept us moving.

A very special time was enjoyed when we had a visit from John Paul Miller who entertained us with Country and Western and Old Time Music on his guitar.

That’s all for now…look out for that sunshine !

Robin