Activities at Dudwell St Mary
Our activity coordinator provides our home with a fun-packed weekly programme to engage all residents. Past activities include bread making, pottery, knitting, and card making. Not only do we run regular exercise programmes for the residents but we also have our regular entertainers come in to entertain our residents and their families. The activity coordinator visits residents on a one-to-one basis, for a chat, manicure and hand massage. The activity co-ordinator said "Residents love the one-to-ones and especially enjoy the manicure and hand massage, as not only is it stimulating but it boosts their confidence and pride in their appearance.''
Life at Dudwell St Mary Care Home
Staff Receive Vaccination
Staff were delighted to be invited to have the vaccination at Conquest Hospital, which has lifted everyone’s spirits after what has been a very challenging year for everyone.
We’ve had a year like no other and the vaccine feels like the light at the end of the tunnel. Our teams have been magnificent in how they have risen to every challenge during this pandemic and we are proud to play our part in this next phase to ensure the most vulnerable are protected.
107th Birthday Celebrations
Dudwell St Mary celebrated resident,Sheila's, 107th birthday. Residents and staff all got involved in wishing her a very happy birthday.
Sheila enjoyed her cards, presents and messages from family and friends, and we all raised a glass in her honour.
100th Birthday Celebrations
Celebrations have been in full swing at Dudwell St. Mary, as one of its residents reaches his centenary in style.
Charles ‘Alec’ Rich was joined by staff and other residents as he received a telegram from the Queen in recognition of his landmark birthday. A champagne reception was held at the home and guests enjoyed a special birthday cake made by the home’s Head Chef, Tina Diss.
Alec joined the Royal Marines at a young age and was a submariner before coming to Dudwell St. Mary, where he is enjoying a new chapter of his life.
Residents, Janet, Margaret and Jean helped to plant our pots and hanging baskets. These will brighten up the balconies for the winter.
Dudwell St Marys Care Home decided to honour the anniversary of Armistice Day. Residents and staff all got involved in remembering the fallen soldiers by making poppies and joining in with the 2 minute silence.
A resident at the home said: ''I served in the armed forces and it is important we never forget those who laid down their lives for this country.''
We spent two days carving pumpkins and getting the residents involved in decorating the home. We finished off with a Halloween party for all the residents with some lovely cakes baked by our Head Chef, Tina Diss.