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These fabulous fish are the results of our latest pottery project; the residents really enjoyed making them along with the seaweed! Pottery is taught once a month on the second Wednesday with paddy, a local potter from Gloucester.
Scary hair day went down well with staff and residents. Resident, Shirley, in her rainbow wig, enjoyed the double looks she got and Head Housekeeper, Sue, just confused everyone as her 'before' look was scarier than her 'after'.
Administration Assistant, Carole Meecham, received her 10 Years Service award from resident, Dorothy, along side two newly appointed managers. Congratulations, Carole!
Resident, Moira, wrote a poem in celebration of National Poetry Day, which was on Thursday 6th October.
When I first wake and rise
I go to my window and open my eyes.
One day there was a special surprise -
A wonderful rainbow over the Severn
And the Forest of Dean could be seen.
Seven colours in the morning light
Making an incredible sight.
I feel so lucky to have such a view,
And thought that I would share it with you.
We had a great time eating cake for our Macmillan Coffee Morning. Lots of family and friends turned up to support us and try out the delicious cakes that staff and residents had made.
In total, we raised £95 paint for Macmillan Cancer Support - a brilliant amount!
We've had a great week making, decorating and eating cupcakes to celebrate National Cupcake Week. We invited Sadie to come and sing for us; everyone had a great time dancing and had plenty of sugar!
Resident, Wyn, wore a tea cosy to ward off the sun at our Summer Fete.
The weather was fantastic and King Stanley, the visiting band, did us proud, as always. We had a great afternoon with lots of people and goodies, including a spectacular cake.
Dimp, Dorothy and Moira enjoyed morning coffee whilst visiting the Aliqua Art Galley in Gloucester recently. The gallery is run by Patrick 'Paddy' Esson, our visiting potter at Moreton Hill. Paddy teaches pottery every month at the home, so it was really nice that some of his 'students' were able to see his work in the gallery and enjoy a coffee and a cream scone!
Barchester sponsored Pittville Park's Care for the Carer Walk, which was attended by Moreton Hill's General Manager, Ann, who brought lots of goodie bags along with her. The weather was beautiful, with lots of people attending and plenty of fun stuff going on as well. A great day was had by all!
Divisional Director, Matthew Neill presented Activities Coordinator, Nickie Wilshaw, with her 15 Years Long Service Award. Congratulations, Nickie!
Eddie Langford is our winner for April's Employee of the Month. Eddie is a member of the Moreton Hill maintenance team and is primarily responsible for the beautiful gardens, but really he is Superman. People at Moreton Hill have said that he is "always willing to help, gives 100% all of the time and has a good rapport with residents."
Nothing is ever a problem and no is not an option for Eddie.
We had an amazing afternoon celebrating the Queen's birthday here at Moreton Hill. We enjoyed some patriotically-decorated cakes, as you can see by the red, white and blue colour scheme. Sheila and Steve provided the entertainment, with a set of traditional and patriotic songs, which everyone joined in with. Roy was the king of the day as his birthday is today (22/4).
There were some great things said about Jenna by her colleagues. A few of the lovely things that were brought up were that she is forward thinking, always kind to residents and a genuine lovely girl that is always making the residents smile.
At time for reflection,
New skills learnt,
Who would have thought it I would read at the Carols,
And play the piano, now I can Parlano some basic Italiano!
Concentrated effort to use both hands to mould clay,
Into shapes fit to display.
A time to read news from relatives and friends, good-exiting or sad.
Next task to enjoy replying in the Old Fashioned way
Who knows what 2016 will bring -
Will I be sad or sing?
Whatever-I'm happy to be healthy, happy
And here with my family near.
The residents enjoyed Moreton Hill's family party last Thursday evening. They all had a fab time with lots of good food and entertainment from Sheila!
The residents decorated Christmas cakes this year with lots of different Christmas decorations and snow (icing sugar)!
The local brass band from King Stanley visited Moreton Hill recently and played Christmas Carols for everyone. The lights were low and the Christmas tree looked fab! It was a delightful evening finished off with a cider punch and warm homemade mince pies!
The residents from Moreton Hill had a family party last week where they had a special visitor, Elvis who performed a great gig! He had the residents up and dancing!
The residents from Moreton Hill did some cooking with a twist this year! Instead of using a christmas cake tin they use a baked bean can. The cookery book, Margaret Patterns which belongs to one of the residents was used to create these delicious treats! The residents baked the cakes in baked beans tins and then decoated them with marzipan and fondant icing. The residents made a total of 8, one for the raffle and the rest were sold for £4.50!
The residents from Moreton Hill helped to create this Christmas wreath which was used as a raffle prize in aid of Crohn's and Colotis the homes charity this year!
This year, at Moreton Hill the residents decorated a Christmas bauble each and then placed it on the tree in their home. A great way of getting everyone into the festive spirit!
Residents enjoying one of the varied and readily available activities at Moreton Hill!
Yellow the bracken,
Golden the sheaves,
Rosy the apples,
Crimson the leaves,
Mist on the hillside,
Clouds grey and white,
Autumn good morning,
6/10/15 - Moira Hall
One of the talented residents of Moreton Hill wrote this wonderful poem for their new addition to the family.
We have a new
Who will be 3 months old
Gorgeous dark eyes
Full of mischief and fun,
Loves to play and run.
The love he shows
makes me feel humble
More ton Hill Care Centre
Moreton Hill are holding a Christmas Fare at the end of November and so they have been making pottery in preparation! These pieces made by the residents look great and will be fired and painted soon!
The sun came out for Moreton Hill's Summer Fete. We enjoyed home made ice creams, a BBQ, Cream teas, a pottery class from Paddy, entertainment by the Kings Stanley Band and a visit from Shaun the Sheep and Peppa Pig. Everyone had a fabulous day raising money for Dementia UK, supporting our receptionist Andrea who has recently and very bravely done a tandem parachute jump over Cirencester for the same cause. We have been able to raise over £2000 so far and we are still going. Watch this space!
The residents of Moreton Hill enjoyed a day trip Weston-Super-Mere this week. We enjoyed fish and chips and ice creams on the pier. We had a great time even though the sea decided to stay in Wales. Pictured in front of the fountain are Roy and Philip.
Moreton Hill will be heading out on the canals with the Willow Trust again this year on the 14th August. This is a whole day trip including a picnic on the boat. This is always very popular and spaces are limited, we will be offering places to those who haven't had the chance to go on this trip before first. Please speak with Nickie.
We are going to the seaside! On the 14th July 2015 Nickie will be taking the minibus to Weston-Super-Mare for a stroll along the prom and maybe even some fish and chips! Timings to follow
Moreton Hill was proud to support David Brewin this weekend as he undertook a 100 mile static bike ride in aid of the Alzheimers Society on Stonehouse High Street. David had a relative that lived at Moreton Hill a few years ago and we were more than happy to help when we heard about his fundraising challenges. We provided lunch for David and his volunteers which was greatfully received. David raised a stunning £310 from the people of Stonehouse. His next challenge is on the 2nd August 2015 at the Ride London/Surrey 100 where he will be with 25,000 other cyclists riding for various charities but this time actually travelling the 100 mile journey. He has set himself a target of £800 and you can donate through his just giving page at www.justgiving.com/David-Brewin.
Andrea Brooks, our receptionist has set herself the huge personal task of performing a tandem skydive in aid of Dementia UK. Andrea, who is terrified of hights said, " I do not have any family or friends living with Dementia, yet in my role as a receptionist in a care home, I have had a real insight into how this terrible disease doesn't just affect the person but their family also. I want to help Dementia UK fight Dementia and support those who need it." You can donate to Andrea's skydive on her just giving page at justgiving.com/andrea-brooks1 or you can pop into Moreton Hill to donate in person.
Moria, one of our residents here at Moreton Hill, decided that she wanted to write a beautiful poem after spending the day on a trip out.
Please click here to read it.
Today we are supporting Comic Relief and we have started off with a bang!. We are having a raffle as well as a non uniform day for the staff. The team are also having their faces painted by the wonderful activities team - so far we have had red noses, cheeks, butterflies and moustaches. We will keep you updated as the day goes on!
Have a look at what our residents have made. Beautiful apples and pears - good enough to eat! The residents made them as part of our monthly pottery classess with Paddy.
On the 18th of February we welcomed Ghost the barn owl back to Moreton Hill. We love giving him lots of attention and he seems to really enjoy his visits.
Moreton Hill is excited to announce that we are currently in the process of refurbishing one of our Memory Lane communities in readiness to being able to accept our first Nursing Dementia residents into our home. The environment will be warm, cosy and stimulating with local accents to help those residents living with a Dementia live a filled and engaging life. Watch this space for details of the grand opening. Please contact Libby Miles at Moreton Hill for more details.
We have been out and about in the gardens at Moreton Hill (wrapped up warm in our coats) looking at the signs that spring is on its way. Our bulbs have started to shoot up and the snowdrops are out in all their glory all over the grounds. We even had Daffodils on our dining tables. True signs that spring is only round the corner.
Moreton Hill is very proud to unveil its new hair salon. After months of work it is now open for the residents to use with all the equipment you would expect to find in your high street salon. Our residents really enjoy a good pampering and love the new bright setting.
On the 5th of February, Moreton Hill hosted a free training event for the nursing and care community in Gloucestershire in Tissue Viability. The event was organised by the Tissue Viability Society and was well attended by community nurses, practice nurses, hospital teams as well as other care homes from all over Gloucestershire. Discussed was prevention of pressure sores as well as different ways wounds can be cared for. Demand was so high that Moreton has decided to host an identical session in March to give people the opportunity to attend on a different day.
Residents at Moreton Hill have been enjoying Pottery classes with the help of local Potter Patrick Esson. Here you can see one of our creations "Carol Singers" which we are proudly displaying in our reception. We also hold regular Tai Chi and Italian lessons which we really enjoy.
Moreton Hill care centre recently presented Stonehouse Memory Link with a cheque for £150. The money came from the Barchester foundation lottery to the home to choose a good cause in their local community. June Hennell said "Stonehouse Memory Link exists as an independant help-line to support people in the area who are worried about their memories or that of someone close. It values working in partnership with the local community and recognition by Moreton Hill care centre is most appreciated" Pictured with June (centre) is Ann Carter, General Manager of Moreton Hill (left) and Cllr Clare Sheridan (right).
Following on from the success of last years angel decorations, this year, residents and team members have been asked to decorate a star to be hung on Moreton Hill's Chrsitmas Tree. We have all been given a plain white wooden star to start with and it is up to each person how they decorate it. Pictured is one of the stars in readiness for decorating along with a star which has been decorated by one of the team members at Moreton Hill, Leah and her stepson Jayden who is five years old. Jayden asked his stepmum if he could help decorate the star to "make the people of Moreton Hill smile". We can't wait to see it on the tree along with all the others.
Residents welcomed the Gloucestershire Ukulele band this week with a fabulous concert followed by a delicious afternoon tea. Residents joined in by singing and playing instruments along with the group who in turn joined in with the refreshments afterwards. We are really looking forward to their next visit.
Recently, Moreton Hill held a 'Pink Week'! - A week long themed week of fun and fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.... one of the highlights of the week was the Coffee Morning where we had lots of homemade cakes, stalls and entertainment. We were even joined by the Pink Ladies!
We do enjoy a trip on the canal at Moreton Hill! Our latest canal capers were in September and Joan took over the steering for this one!
We had a fantastic time on a recent trip to the Forest of Dean. We enjoyed a picnic and a scenic drive back home through the Wye Valley.
Every year, Barchester holds the Barchester In Bloom awards which are hosted by celebrity gardener, Charlie Dimmock! This is one of our entries for the potted plant section.
Residents enjoyed a trip on the Willow Trust Barge recently, from Saul Junction to Sharpness. The weather was glorious and new friendships were formed that day!
Staff at Moreton Hill care home have been busy this week planting 1,000 trees in conjunction with the Woodland Trust. All 1,000 trees have been planted in the grounds of Moreton Hill and will help to make a real difference to the local environment and community. Well done everyone!
This week we took a trip to the Sharpness Canal and had a ride on the Willow Trust Barge. We had a picnic lunch and shared the trip with two other local nursing homes. Pictured here is Betty helping to drive the canal boat!
Cooking with care! Here at Moreton Hill, our baking club are famous for knocking up some treats. Our specialities recently have been cheese straws and jammy dodgers!
Staff and residents have been hard at work like Santas little elves to ensure that this years tree beats all previous years efforts. Every tree decoration has been lovingly handmade by our residents with a little help from the team. Once the decorations had been completed, residents Moira and Dorothy decorated the tree and did a wonderful job! Richard, the local rector blessed the tree in an official 'Lighting Up Ceremony' and everyone who has seen the tree so far says it's our best yet!
On Tuesday 12 February, residents and staff at Moreton Hill enjoyed a day of festive food and fun for Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Everyone got involved making carnival masks that were displayed in the dining room and reception area for visitors, residents and staff to enjoy. Lots of glitter, feathers and bright colours were used to create the masks. There is definitely some hidden artistic talent in deepest Gloucestershire! On the day, the dining area was decorated with balloons and streamers and the chefs created a special lunchtime menu of King Prawn Jambalay, Cajun Chicken and Key Lime Pie for Mardi Gras and of course, pancakes for Shrove Tuesday! In the afternoon, the residents enjoyed flipping the homemade pancakes and seeing who could get the most flips without dropping the pancake. Elizabeth was one of many who had obviously had a bit of past practise! Pictured here is Moira, Dorothy and Nancy have a flip!