Windlesham Times April 2021

Windlesham Times April 2021

National Tea Day

We have had a fantastic regal month at Windlesham Manor,celebrating the Queens Birthday and National Tea Day!

Our Residents enjoyed a fun and delicious Tea Tasting sessionfor National Tea Day. Our activities coordinator Sarah selected 6 different teas for our Residents to sample; Lemon Green Tea, Strawberry & Cranberry, Peppermint, Spiced Orange, Lemon & Ginger & Jasmine Green Tea. Our Residents sampled, discussed and rated the different teas as a group. Our tasting sessions are always very popular, it’s a lovely, relaxed social event where everyone can come together. On this occasion everyone enjoyed them all, so couldn’t pick a winner!

As National Tea Day fell the day after the Queens birthday, Chef Martin as usual pulled out all the stops to create a celebratory afternoon tea that would be fitting for royalty!

It is always lovely to find an excuse to bring out the fine China! A big thank you to Sarah, Martin & the whole team for always making these events so special for our Residents.

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Windlesham Times March 2021

Windlesham Times March 2021

Mother’s Day

What better Mother’s Day gift this year, than being able to welcome a designated visitor for many of our Mums in our dedicated visiting room. It really feels like a positive step in the right direction and we are delighted to have the facilities to provide these special visits in-line with government guidelines. It is fantastic to see you again and reunite you face to face with your loved ones. We appreciate it is not possible for everyone to have face to face visits, so of course we celebrated in many other ways too!

To bring family together from near and far we held a game of Mother’s Day Hoy Bingo over zoom! It was such fun to all be together celebrating as a group! It was a close game and
everyone seemed to be waiting for the same last card! One of our families were competing with each other at home too,
which was such good fun!

All our Residents also enjoyed a splendid homemade HighTea! Chef Martin pulled out all the stops and made a fantastic
array of sweet and savoury treats!

A sincere thank you to all our Staff and of course our Residents’ relatives for making this years Mother’s Day extra

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Windlesham Times December 2020

Windlesham Times December 2020

Activity Advent Calendar

It may be a slightly different Christmas this year for everyone,but at Windlesham Manor we are determined to ensure each and everyone of our Residents has the best Christmas! To keep spirits high and get everyone in the festive spirit we created a Christmas activity advent calendar. Each day our Residents have a fantastic and varied activity to enjoy. From Pomander making, flower arranging, festive food tastings, to even a night at The Royal Ballet and a Zoom Carol Concert!

The Zoom Carols was extra special. Our priority is to ensure the residents stay connected with their families. Our Residents love to sing and our Choir is very popular. Our activities coordinator Sarah created special large print Christmas songbooks and it has been lovely to have a concert to practice for. It was so popular we held two separate performances. Our relatives joined us virtually in the lounge and we all had an old fashioned festive sing song together. It was quite emotional singing altogether and we will continue to do all we can to keep everyone

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Windlesham Times November 2020

Windlesham Times November 2020

International Men’s Day

This month it was International Men’s day and we seized the opportunity to celebrate our male Residents.

Many of our male Residents enjoy visiting the pub, as this is not possible at the moment, we brought the pub to them! Our activities coordinator Sarah and one of our Residents Muriel worked very hard to create ‘The Deer Stalker’ pub to surprise the men!
No trip to the pub would be complete without a pub lunch and Chef Martin created a delicious traditional pub menu, which everyone enjoyed! We bought a large selection of local
ales for the men to sample. To help create an authentic pub setting we sourced some traditional beer mats and printed handmade pub menus. The bar was stocked with old fashioned pub snacks and for a nostalgic touch Chef Martin
even made homemade picked eggs!

We purchased a dart board and spent a fabulous afternoon playing darts, cards and of course enjoying our beers and snacks. Everyone agreed it was a fabulous surprise, the only thing up for debate was… which is better: ‘bitter’ or ‘ale?’

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Windlesham Times October 2020

Windlesham Times October 2020

Five Star Food

A well deserved congratulations to Chef Martin and the whole kitchen team, who once again on our surprise ‘food standard energy inspection’ achieved an outstanding 5 Stars Food Hygiene Rating. We have maintained this top, excellent rating for 6 years and cannot thank the whole kitchen team enough for their hard work and dedication.

At Windlesham Manor the kitchen is truly the heart of our home. Everyday Chef Martin and the whole team cook the most delicious, fresh meals to cater to everyone’s taste. Throughout the pandemic we have definitely used food as theatre too. We plan many food based activities and celebrations that everyone can enjoy. Our Residents love food tasting activities. It is a lot more than the food tasting itself, it’s a lovely social activity that promotes conversation and debate. Food is also a powerful reminiscence tool. A nostalgic meal or a traditional celebration can rekindle so many lovely memories for our Residents.

The kitchen team always go that extra mile to make everyday special for our Residents and we take this opportunity to highlight their hard work and to say thank you!

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Windlesham Times September 2020

Windlesham Times September 2020

Virtual Bake Off


In support of Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning we held our very own virtual Bake Off! We are proud to have baked, decorated and donated £150 to Macmillan.


Relatives & staff made some superb cakes, then sent us the photos for our residents to select the winner! We may not be able to enjoy the scrumptious cakes together in person at the
moment, but our relatives zoomed in to lounge (on the TV) and we enjoyed them together virtually with a cuppa!


This month one of our Residents Edith passed away. Throughout her life Edith held a monthly coffee morning with her friends. At Windlesham Manor, we continued to host Edith’s coffee morning for her friends and many cups of tea,
warm conversation and Chef Martin’s delicious cakes have been enjoyed in the process! It felt very fitting that we should hold this coffee morning in her honour. We will continue Edith’s tradition of bringing people together over a cuppa
every month. Despite the current pandemic we will continue to do everything we can.

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