Some residents and staff took the opportunity to make the most out of the warm autumn afternoons and went for a drive with our bus across the Ashdown forest. They turned off the main road to enjoy the sun and admire the views over the South Downs but they didn’t expect to find themselves surrounded by a herd of friendly cows who were settling down next to the bus to enjoy the views and the warm autumn sun as well. After the acquaintance with the cows the journey went on across the forest and back to Windlesham Manor just in time for supper
Well, finally it has arrived – the summer, with a diversity of offers to ensure plenty of events and activities. Throughout the spring and during the dark months of the winter we have tried to keep the spirits up by arranging parties, entertainment, outings, been active with Simon but in the back of our minds we have all been looking forward to lazy afternoons in the garden with a glass of Pimms or an ice lolly.
To create more quality time for staff and residents in the garden we decided to invest in a new care plan program. This to help the staff with their care documentation and paper work, spending less time carrying around folders and struggle with not finding a working pen etc. The new system is also for quality assurance, confirming all staff provides support as agreed between staff and residents.
This summer will have quite a few events lined up with our annual garden party for friends and families of Windlesham Manor one of them. The big day will be on the 23rd August and the theme of the day will be Mexican. Other events are dependent on the weather which will determine if we will have a BBQ or not. We managed to squeeze in a BBQ party between the showers on 5th June challenging the weather forecast. And we look forward for more to come!
Spring is approaching! As soon as we realise the days are getting longer and the sun tends to actually warm us up a bit we instantly get our heads together and decide to plan what to do next.
February will be filled with different activities suitable for all kind of interests. Simon will continue to visit us weekly ensuring we are still alive and active and our two new art class leaders; Dan and Maisie will visit regularly to challenge our creative abilities with paint and clay. Flower arranging and outings will be weekly events this spring and we all thought we could benefit detoxing after our very eventful December by introducing a smoothie day mixing all kinds of healthy stuff…
Happy New Year!
Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We reflect on what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.
Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives,
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright New Year arrives.