Hyne Town House Newsletter
Autumn Edition 2014
Sadly, summer has finally come to an end and with it the opportunity to get out and enjoy the warm weather. However, the weather this year was kind and gave residents plenty of opportunity to get into the garden and enjoy the spectacular sea views. Does anyone recognise the two lovely ladies in this photograph relaxing and taking the sun?
A special Day out
Resident Bill Knight, recently enjoyed a very special day as a VIP guest at the Dartmouth Regatta. Carer, Sue Hawke, wrote to the Regatta committee to tell them about Bill’s career in the RAF. They enthusiastically invited Bill to come along to meet the Red arrows and he took great delight in watching the aerial display from the Boat Float. Afterwards he met members of the Red Arrows Team and was presented with a picture of the Red Arrows and a copy of their magazine signed by all the pilots.
A big thank you to Sue for organising a memorable day for Bill and to her and Curtis for accompanying him on the day.
Hard to believe I know, but our focus is now turning to Christmas!
We thought the residents’ families might like some additional ideas for Christmas presents and Jean has given me a shopping list of useful suggestions:
Bath robes, nightwear (it is advisable to get a size larger than normally worn as it is less intrusive when someone is helping them to dress) soap, toilet bags, costume jewellery and scarves. A portable
player with a favourite film or music is always popular as is a CD player with
Talking Books or the resident’s favourite music.
Books of interest about a previous hobby, an area they lived or a person they admired. It is better if the book contains a small amount of text and lots of pictures.
What can be really beneficial, both for the residents and carers, are labelled multi picture photo frames or a digital photo frame. These provide a conversation point for the carer and visitor. Similarly a book containing messages and photos from the family, perhaps including drawings from grandchildren is a very personal gift.
A life history of the person, put together by the family, is a special gift as it provides many happy memories for the resident to be shared with carers and family alike.
11am Thursday 2nd Live Music with “String Along”
11am Thursday 7th Coffee Morning and residents meeting in quiet lounge
3.30pm Tuesday 28th Concert with the “Musical Gentlemen”
11am Tuesday 4th Coffee Morning and residents meeting in quiet lounge
11am Thursday 6th Live Music with “String Along”
3.30 pm Tuesday 28th Concert with the “Musical Gentlemen
11am Tuesday 2nd Coffee morning and residents meeting in quiet lounge
3.30 pm Tuesday 16th Christmas Party and concert with Musical Gentlemen
2.30pm Monday 22nd Christmas Quiz followed by buffet
3pm Tuesday 23rd Christmas Carols , sherry and mince pies
11am Wednesday 24th Christmas Sing Along with String Along
Thursday 25th Gala Christmas Dinner
All friends and family are very welcome to come and join in the fun.
Happy Birthday to you…………………….
Anne Swinscow 18th October
Ronald Stone 30th October
Pam Jarvis 3rd November
David White 3rd November
Margaret Mutters 1st December
Dorothy Brigham 18th December
Mary Phippen 25th December
Curtis Ranscombe 11th October
Mal Thomas 12th October
Penny Foster 17th October
Mark Johns 30th November
Caroline Flynn 1st December
Gemma Caple 4th December
The next newsletter will be the winter edition which will be published in early January. If you would like anything included please leave it in the office marked for my attention.