Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas ......

....festivities have begun: carol concert courtesy of St. Paul's, rusthall on Monday and the 'music for health' Christmas party on Tuesday.  A special Christmas communion service was held in the library on Wednesday and today is the residents, relatives and friends Christmas Party!

Christmas preparations...

Aviation audience....

Geoff came today to talk to the residents about all things air-bound .... We had photos on a big screen, tips on taking Amazing photos and a bit of history of aviation thrown in. Very enjoyable morning and an invitation to meet up at the airfield next summer to see Geoffs own plane!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Happy 102nd birthday party!

It was a busy day for dear patty today ... Lunch with the family at MEH followed by a party in the lounge during music for health. Lots of cards and presents , two cakes, lovely flowers and a rousing 'happy birthday' from fellow residents! Well it's not everyday you celebrate being 102!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

October highlights

October will be remembered for (mainly) sunny beautiful days, walks in the garden, lovely flowers, starting on the Xmas decorations and cards, and Halloween celebrations.
On a sadder note, we lost a dear resident, Marian - a beautiful elegant lady- but she will be remembered with fondness and love.

Halloween party ...

...a day early! We had fun with party games and manager Karen & care staff joining in ....!

Autumn glory

Beautiful October day;  mihaela and Harry took the opportunity to walk in the grounds with Jean and Gloria 

Then it was keep fit and sonas followed by lunch.  Heather arrived full of the joys of spring for Music for Health to a packed lounge, including Anne celebrating her 90th birthday with family! Poppy and Peggy made cards and we were joined by volunteers Anne and Christina ( with cake!) to complete the afternoon.

Celebrations too for the twins, di and Sheila our domestic goddesses for their birthday today.  

Tuesday, 13 October 2015


Tues October 6

Raining again but in between the showers it was lovely and sunny and warm ....we had a good keep fit and sonas morning with sue and heather was here in the afternoon with the very popular 'music for health' ....and for the arty types we had Anne k to host a creative session in the games room which involved lots of rolling if paper! Patty Marie Eileen dawn and Joan happily joined in and we have 'work in progress' !! 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Last boat trip of the year

1st October and we took some residents on the kingfisher for last trip of the season; we were so lucky with the weather!  Mabel, Anne, David, pat, pam, brigitte, Andrew, Arthur had a lovely trip down the river Medway, feeding the ducks and swans on the way ....

Thursday, 1 October 2015

September over and out...

Memories of September include our charity golf day held ( in the rain) on 18th sept. Celebrating the queens reign, introducing Anne k to the residents for 'colour my world' art therapy, new school volunteers - Archie, bella, sophie and Matilda, revamping the furniture, boat trip on the kingfisher, glass painting, starting on the Christmas cards, show & tell, oomph, celebrating Marie and Joyce's birthdays....memory games, computer lessons and enjoying the garden... To mention a few. 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Arty tuesday

After a good keep fit and sonas session this morning, we arranged art and craft this afternoon using some gorgeous fabric and wallpaper samples donated by 
Jane. Spectacular results by our residents dawn, Hester, Marie, while patty, Peggy and poppy came along for the company.  Such a beautiful sunny day and Eileen and Joan s enjoyed the weather out on the patio.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Charity golf day

Our 6th annual charity golf day held at sedlescombe golf club yesterday. Despite the weather, we had a brilliant day and raised some money for residents activity fund.  Winning team was Des's Dudes and runners up 'the Forres' third place went to Trade Paints who were thrilled with their prizes!!

Thank you to everyone who played, sponsored and supported this event.  We are booking for next year at sedlescombe  Friday 9th September so if anyone is interested in joining us please get in touch....

Kingfisher trip!

All aboard on a sunny Friday afternoon   11th September - Eileen and Marie, Jim, Philip, David, Peggy, Mabel and Liz, Hester and Anne  all had a lovely day with Karen and mihaela looking out for them !

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Show and tell...

Always an interesting session, must do it more often....
This time we had, a beautiful glass bird from Eileen which was a keepsake from a memorable holiday on Isle of Wight; a lovely coin purse from Arthur, and stories from Anne, Phyl and Marie. Manager Karen joined us to share a photo from her recent holiday to Cornwall...

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Hello September ...

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Friday, 28 August 2015

Last Friday of August....

A recap of today... Thomas the PAT dog visited us with pam, Christina joined us for knit and natter, reviewing of the tun wells courier over coffee... Fish n chips for lunch....sitting in the sunshine, enjoying the garden, revamping old furniture, patty at her easel, shopping trip to town centre for Marie and john (managed to get everything on his list) tea and cake at a posh tea room,  sorting Poppy's iPad,
 a bit of art colouring therapy and musical interlude with Derek on piano ... The sun is now setting over mount Ephraim house  and the residents seem happy at the end of a busy day. 
Happy bank holiday everyone!

Friday, 21 August 2015

A day in the life ... Fri 21st

The Sun came out today, Thomas the PAT dog paid a visit, the ladies met in the library for knit and natter, fish n chips for lunch and a sing song round the piano with Derek this afternoon!

Snapshot of Thursday

Art studio celebrations!

Farewell to Mary

July done and dusted...

Fine dining experience saw everyone involved to create a memorable event; another successful garden party this year; new floor in the dining room, snooker with residents and staff, ice cream cones on the patio, strawberry picking with mihaela,