Dame Vera Lynn

I’m sure everyone was very sad to hear of Dame Vera Lynn’s passing.

For those that had the pleasure of meeting her at the opening of the new wing back in June 2011 – she really was an inspiration to us all.

Dame Vera clearly enjoyed taking time to chat with our residents and understood the important role she played in their lives.

Our thoughts are with her family….

 

Friday’s Newsround

19th June

General Knowledge

What nationality was the composer Frederick Chopin?

Name the Dog breed

On this day in history

19th June 1943 – Due to player shortages caused by World War II, American football teams Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers merge for one season

19th June 1978 – Garfield, the cartoon cat, makes his debut in a comic strip created by Jim Davis

Yesterday’s answers:

General Knowledge Quiz – A metre (a yard is 91.44cm)

Dog breeds – Welsh Corgi

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Valerie Manor Newsround 190620

My family and I felt it was important that we did something that would support the community during these trying times. Our thoughts turned to Valerie Manor, where my grandma Muriel resided for 5 years. We have always had utmost respect for Zoe and Alan, the staff and the amazing work they do, and so wanted to find a way that we could help without compromising the safety of residents or staff.

We are all aware of the difficulties of occupying one’s mind and finding a distraction from the current situation, and these are only exacerbated by isolation from family and friends. Given that residents are unable to see their relatives or participate in the usual community activities at this time, we came up with the idea of producing a daily ‘news round’ that would include some interesting information and puzzles as an alternative to the more distressing headlines that bombard us on a daily basis.

It is our hope that we can provide a little light relief during these dark times and hopefully provide something to look forward to, as well as fostering a sense of community despite the confines of physical separation.

Thursday’s Newsround

18th June

General Knowledge

Which is longer, a yard or a metre?

Name the Dog breed

On this day in history

18th June 1940 – Winston Churchill delivers his famous “Finest Hour” speech to the House of Commons, during the Battle of Britain

18th June 1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a live demonstration in New York

Yesterday’s answers:

General Knowledge Quiz – A parliament

Dog breeds – German Shepherd

Click the below link to download today’s Newsround.

Valerie Manor Newsround 180620

My family and I felt it was important that we did something that would support the community during these trying times. Our thoughts turned to Valerie Manor, where my grandma Muriel resided for 5 years. We have always had utmost respect for Zoe and Alan, the staff and the amazing work they do, and so wanted to find a way that we could help without compromising the safety of residents or staff.

We are all aware of the difficulties of occupying one’s mind and finding a distraction from the current situation, and these are only exacerbated by isolation from family and friends. Given that residents are unable to see their relatives or participate in the usual community activities at this time, we came up with the idea of producing a daily ‘news round’ that would include some interesting information and puzzles as an alternative to the more distressing headlines that bombard us on a daily basis.

It is our hope that we can provide a little light relief during these dark times and hopefully provide something to look forward to, as well as fostering a sense of community despite the confines of physical separation.

Exercise from the chair

Sally-Ann spent some time yesterday exercising from the chair with our residents. It was also a lovely way to spend some time outside in the lovely weather.