Late Summer Newsletter
Over the past few months The past while at the home we’ve had many an activity activities for our residents!
Last month saw Ella Bruce celebrating her 96th birthday on the 22nd. We do like to boast our longevity at Summerhill! Perhaps the trick is the regular chair exercises the residents have been undertaking?
Singing is still a favoured activity with a lot of our residents, and we’re very thankful for the Friends of Summerhill Hhome who come in and do this withencourage our ladies to exercise their vocal chords . Other activities they enjoy are being visited visits by from the Therapet dogs, ball games and going out to visiting others themselves. Recently some of our residents hadave a visit to visiteFernilea School to see the children after who had previously visited the children came in and decorated cakes with them at the Home. The children had baked and decorated cakes with the residents recently and it is lovely to see that connection continue.
It’s not just our residents we enjoy celebrating. The staff have also been bettering achieving success themselves. Rebecca has recently passed her first year of nursing; Garcia graduated and gained her degree in Film and Visual culture, Nicole also passed her first year of Fashion Management while Leighanne has passed all of her college exams! Well done to our ladies! You’ll also see from our website other training the staff have been completing which helps them provide person centred care to our residents.
On a bittersweet note, there has been a recent changeover for some of our staff. Sarah and Garcia left us in July and we wish them all the best, while at the same time Jamie Lee joined us! Since Fiona left us in June, the Trustees have been looking at changing the management structure. The posts of Care Team Leader and Administration Manager have been advertised. Donna is now Assistant Manager of Care and Gillian is Assistant Manager of Finance and Administration. We hope to have these positions filled by the middle of September and will update you all as soon as we can.
The Home continues to try improve its fabric and appearance as funds allow. The Trustees have agreed to have the two back bedrooms are to be altered so to include en suite wet rooms. We would like to transform one of the bathrooms at the front of the building into a wet room once funds allow.
To raise money for the above, some of the Friends of Summerhill Home will be hosting a stall at Seaton Park during the 70th anniversary celebrations of the park on the 10th of September. All are welcome to stop by. The Home is also having a coffee morning on the 2nd and we’d love to see you all here!
I hope you find this newsletter useful and thank you for your interest in the wellbeing of the residents.
If you wish to be involved with Friends of Summerhill Home please contact Graeme Bowie on his email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As ever the home values your prayers as we await his coming.
Friend of Summerhill Home