Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Hyne Town House Newsletter
Spring 2014
Whilst I may be tempting providence, there is a distinctly “Spring-like” feel to the weather as I write this Newsletter. The sun is shining and the birds are busy building their nests in preparation of the new arrivals. Frankly, any respite from the incessant rain that we’ve been forced to endure throughout the winter is very welcome.   
Let’s hope the summer is as warm and dry as the winter was cold and wet.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new residents who have joined us during the past couple of months:
Mary & Brian Phippen (Rooms 30 & 31)
Anne Bellis (Room 15)
We sincerely hope you will enjoy your stay with us. 
Temple Dancing at Hyne Town House
Shrishti, a traditional dance troupe run by Nina Rajarani MBE, enthralled residents and staff of Hyne Town House with a gorgeous display of traditional Southern Indian dance called Bnaratanatyam.
Devicee and Jannavi, the two dancers, looked beautiful in their brightly coloured costumes and performed a traditional Jham which is an interaction between musicians and dancers. The ideology is to introduce movement to all parts of the body by gentle exercises and using Indian dance.
The troupe from Southern India are aware of how important music is to people with dementia and are visiting selected Care Homes to give something back to the community.
They performed three pieces and explained how they use the body through dance to tell a story. They were dressed as temple dancers and explained to the audience how they were married to god and stayed within the temple. They also showed the audience their jewellery which was typical of that worn by the temple dancers.  
Hyne Town House residents thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the dance and one commented "I never thought I would be learning Indian dance at my age; but it's marvelous."
 The Big Bake
We are Holding a “ Big Bake “ at the Home on Thursday 17th April at 3pm in aid of Rowcroft, a local hospice which provides expert support to Hyne Town House with end of life care. The fabulous Great British Bake Off finalist, Glenn Cosby is supporting the Big Bake and encouraging others to get involved too:
It constantly astonishes me that hospice care is so dependent on voluntary income. I have seen at first hand the difference Rowcroft’s care and support makes to families and I am delighted to be part of this campaign. We all know what a fantastic job Rowcroft does, so what better excuse is there to get together, eat cake and raise some much-needed funds?! 
Our wonderful Head Chef Michelle will bake delicious cakes to raise money for the charity. Local villagers, family and friends are all welcome to join in. Afternoon tea will also be provided. We do hope you can join us. 
A copy of our busy schedule of events throughout the remainder of the Year is attached to this Newsletter. 
Happy Birthday to you…
Last month residents, staff and her family celebrated the very significant 90th Birthday of Pam Livingstone. The Singing Gentlemen provided the entertainment and everyone enjoyed a delicious Birthday Cake in the Garden Room. 
Residents Birthdays
Murial Schroeter                                    21st April
Brian Phippen                                          4th May
Pam Law                                                   13th May 
In time-honoured fashion, a birthday cake is served on the day of the resident’s Birthday. Family and friends are always welcome to join the celebrations. 
Staff Birthdays
Laura Jones                                                4th April
Antra Stikane                                             4th April
Alex Miller                                                  15th April
Yvonne Collins                                           6th May
Julie Gilbert                                                29th May
Gift Idea
At a recent coffee morning one of the residents took great pleasure in showing people a beautiful photo book which had been put together for her by her family. It is very easy for photo books to be obtained on the internet. They are a lovely gift and one which residents can show both staff and friends treasured pictures of family, pets, favourite places etc. They also provide an endless source of interesting conversation.   
Contributions and photographs from Staff, residents and their families are always welcome. 
Yvonne Mould

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