Easter is always a lovely time to celebrate the coming of
spring, and this year didn’t disappoint with its’ lovely warm weather right
across the Easter period.
Residents celebrated a Holy Communion with visitors from All
Saints Church, Crowborough (https://www.allsaintscrowborough.org/)
on Good Friday as well as an Easter Lunch.
Other Easter activities included Easter Flower arrangement
making on Tuesday the 16th April and an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter
Safe Haven Animal Rescue visited
Windlesham Manor on the 6th March, 2019. Residents were delighted to
meet a variety of homeless pets including a puppy, tortoise and some birds.
Two of the feathered visitors
liked it so much that they have moved in to keep the residents happy! Joey and
Biscuit now live at Windlesham Manor and can be heard happily chirping away in
their cage, just off the main dining area.
The residents enjoyed our
Valentine’s Day celebrations on Thursday 14th February, including
music from Sunset Duo – a husband and wife musical couple who often play at
Windlesham Manor, on this occasion they played a variety of well-known romantic
Windlesham Manor residents enjoyed a gorgeous Christmas lunch with family and friends on December 19th. Staff got into the festive spirit by dressing as elves and the spacious lounge area was decorated brightly in Christmas colours!
Later in the afternoon residents were entertained by Pamela Marsh, a local singer performing a range of Christmas favourites.
Windlesham Manor is trialling weekly “Toddler and Residents” sessions organised by Crowborough group Artytime.
It is becoming more widely accepted that both older and younger generations can benefit from these sorts of interactions, which can be life affirming for the elder generation and a chance for the younger generation to benefit from increased attention and develop their social and emotional skills.
The sessions will last about an hour and a half and toddlers and infants will play and interact with the residents as well as do some simple crafts and have a snack together.
On Sunday the 11th November, the residents commemorated the fallen and marked the 100 years since the end of WW1 with wartime songs performed by The Sunset Duo and some special Remembrance Day cakes made and decorated by Windlesham Manor chef Martin Higgins.