Meet our Lifestyle Enrichment Coordinator, Carli-Anne Yates
I really love making a difference to the residents' lives at Mortain Place. I enjoy making them smile and providing the best service for them.
Our activities team are great at building the activities programme around the likes and interests of the people we care for. Ensuring that our social events offer fun and adventure is part of the ethos of our home; it’s important that those we support can enjoy an active and social lifestyle. Of course, there will always be those who prefer peace and quiet, and in these instances, a cup of tea and a chat are always welcomed.
Life at Mortain Place Care Home
The Body Shop
Sharon Brennan is a Body Shop consultant in Eastbourne. She contacted Mortain Place because she is hosting a raffle; the prize was £25 of Body Shop products. Well done to our winner, Cate!
Residents at Mortain Place are really excited as they will be joining with Eastbourne Age Concern clients on 24th June to play virtual bingo on Zoom.
We hope to get as many residents and clients from Eastbourne Age Concern involved as possible to join in at their centre. They will be playing 1 line, 2 lines and full houses, and we have prizes for each game; and a special mention for those that remember the 2 little ducks and Heinz varieties!
Ocean Travel - A Photographic Tour
Staff and residents were treated to a photographic tour and talk about the era of ocean travel by V&A Dundee Curator, Charlotte Hale. The presentation forms part of a series of six talks and virtual tours that V&A Dundee is hosting for Barchester Healthcare’s care homes and private hospitals across the UK.
V&A Dundee is Scotland’s design museum, it showcases Scotland’s outstanding design achievements and features world-class exhibitions alongside the permanent Scottish Design Galleries, and a changing programme of commissions, events and activities.
Talking About Dementia
Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance had a stand in the Beacon Shopping centre in Eastbourne, where hey were talking to people about Dementia and Alzheimer's and answering questions on support available in their local area.
Carolyn Tyrer, HSA at Mortain Place, spent a little time with them, as Mortain Place provides dementia care as well as residential and respite care.
Mortain Place is also delivering afternoon tea baskets to people with dementia in the local community in recognition of Dementia Awareness week.
Showing Our Appreciation
Residents at Mortain Place made thank you cards and gift bags for our local emergency services. Each bag contained a beautiful handmade card from a resident and heart shaped short bread biscuits made by our Head Chef. The crews really appreciated the gesture.
Paying our Respects
Staff and residents paid their respects to the Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on the day of his funeral, 17th April 2021.
The whole home came together to honour Prince Philip’s long and extraordinary life of service to the Queen, the British people and the Commonwealth over his 73 year marriage to the Queen, making him the longest-serving Consort to any British monarch.
Residents and staff watched the televised service that took place at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle and observed the minute’s silence in memory of the Duke.
After the ceremony, staff and residents discussed their memories of Prince Philip and the Queen and what the royal family has meant to them over the years. They reminisced about royal tours and the Duke’s contribution to many different aspects of British life.