VE DAY preparations:

We started the month of May with some preparations for our VE DAY party with some Arts and Crafts Classes where we made some bunting to hang up in the lounge. Our residents also enjoyed taking part in Cookery Classes, baking cakes for the party too.  Our VE DAY party was a fun packed day with an online live virtual party, watching live singers sing all the 1940’s hits and dancers dressed up in 1940’s vintage outfits. We also watched the flyover and our residents had great fun talking about the Spitfires and the bomb shelters. A buffet accompanied by alcoholic beverages were enjoyed by all.

Garden games:

The weather has been gorgeous over the past few months and we have all been spending some much-needed time in the garden, playing various games such as croquet, volleyball, Eye-Spy and board games. The sunshine has been glorious, and our garden is looking particularly lovely!

Surprise duckling visit:

Jo, our fantastic Activities Coordinator, brought in her one week old ducking to visit all the residents and wow, what a surprise they had! They have seen the duckling’s development from the beginning, with regular updates from Jo from the incubation period through to hatching and everyone was so pleased to see the little duckling in person and to be able to hold it! Everyone is already looking forward to the next visit.

Birthdays:

It has been a busy and joyous for celebrating birthdays! We have celebrated Rodney’s, Betty’s, John’s and Michael’s! Happy birthday to you all!

Strawberries:

Jo and John have been checking our strawberry planters regularly and have been maintaining the raised fruit and vegetable beds. Our strawberries are coming on nicely and we cannot wait until they are ripe to pick and eat them. It will then be afternoon tea and strawberries and cream all around!

Hairdressing:

Jo and Liz are still teaming up and doing our resident’s hair every Wednesday doing washes, blow dries, sets and cuts. Our residents always enjoy having a pamper session every week and Jo and Liz will continue to do this until we are able to have our regular hairdresser Nadine back in the home.

Skype:

Our residents and their relatives are still using Skype to keep each other connected during the continued lockdown.  If you would like to Skype your loved one, please drop us an email to book in a slot. Our preferred times are between 10.00 and 12.00, 2.00 and 4.00 but we will of course be flexible wherever possible.

activities@thefirsnursinghome.co.uk

skype: firsactivities@outlook.com

Kind donations:

We would like to say a massive thank you to Rachel – Mary’s daughter who kindly treated every member of staff to a box of Roses chocolates in appreciation of the hard work and care we give, not only to her mum Mary but to all our residents within the home. Thank you so much Mary!

We would also like to say a huge thank you to Rowbarton Church, who have very kindly knitted and crocheted all our staff and residents a collection of beautiful heart broches, flowers and handmade bookmarks.

Another big thank you goes to Christine Walls and her Knit and Natter group, for making our residents some more beautiful twiddle muffs. We really are very grateful for such kind donations and thoughtfulness.

Please have a look at our Facebook page, The Firs Nursing Home, for all photos, videos and for any upcoming events we may have.