Mild November at Hames Hall Residential Home in Cockermouth
We have experienced some mild weather this November at Hames Hall Residential Home in Cockermouth and have been delighted that our resident wildlife have enjoyed this too. The pheasants have been spotted on several occasions being joined by the rabbits exploring the lawns outside the conservatory. Churchlakecare.com/hames-hall-residential-home/
Visiting Loved ones at Hames Hall Residential Home in Cockermouth
On Monday 16th November our new safe visiting ‘Booth’ was open for our residents close ones. Everyone is delighted with the adaption to the conservatory. It allows our residents to receive visits from their family without putting them at risk.
A ‘Big Thank You’ to Kevan and Robert for their time and expertise in making this happen so quickly.
Our housekeepers Denise and Tina, are thrilled to have decorated the new visiting ‘Booth’. They also made an excellent effort with the conservatory Christmas tree.
Virtual poetry afternoon with Lilian from the Wordsworth trust
The theme this month was ‘Childhood’
Lilian opened the session by reading several poems about childhood. These poems were used to teach children about being good or tell them off for being naughty.
‘For a naughty little girl’ by Ann Taylor
‘The Lamb’ by William Blake
There was much laughter and clapping from all.
The Grey Rabbit
Elsie then followed by reading a poem that she was taught by her father as a young girl. ‘The Grey Rabbit’
Elsie reflected on how her brother used to love listening to this poem as a child.
Mary sang Shakespeare from The Tempest ‘When the bee suck there suck I’
Elizabeth read ‘Changing of the guard at Buckingham palace’ by AA Milne.
And the most laughter was during Spike Millican’s ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’.
Lilian, Vilma, Elsie, Mary L, Elizabeth F, and Marian were supported by our senior Faye.
Now can you guess the theme for December?
Remembrance at Hames Hall Residential Home in Cockermouth
We always acknowledge the people who serve and have served our country with a display of poppies. ‘The symbol of remembrance’. Hannah, Sandra and our resident Mary S crafted out the red and black poppies. They are displayed in the dining room. On the day of the 11th we lit a candle during the two minutes silence.
Celebrating St Andrew’s Day
We celebrated St Andrews day with a quiz in the afternoon. Two teams, Elizabeth was the captain of the first team ‘The Bagpipes’. Elizabeth was proud to wear her tartan skirt in the family name. The second team ‘The Purple Thistles’ captained by Jean G. The ‘Purple Thistles’ won by one point.
We celebrated three of our residents and four of our staff birthdays this month.
Christmas Advent at Hames Hall Residential Home in Cockermouth
Cleverly crafty Hannah came up with a genius idea of the ‘Merry Christmas Calendar. A day for each resident, starting on the 1st of December, each resident will open on their day, to reveal a personalised gift inside. The idea being that the staff will celebrate each resident’s day with them and make them feel special.
Special thanks to Susan J who sourced the extra strong cardboard tubes for the display.
We are so looking forward to all our Christmas festivities. Haley and Debs have both been busy making Christmas cakes. We have our special Christmas Royal Mail post box at the ready for everyone’s cards.
Best wishes to all for a lovely Christmas.
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