The weather might not have been great last month – but that didn’t get us down here at Moorfields! We have had another busy month with plenty of activities, celebrations and pampering.

Celebrations

We celebrated two Birthdays during May – the lovely John and Gladys were treated to the usual Moorfields party with Birthday cake, food and singing on both occasions. Gladys was taken out by her family and we were told she had a lovely afternoon.

With the restrictions lifting, our hairdresser has been coming in weekly to keep the ladies of Moorfields looking glamourous, they love having a pamper – the staff have kept them looking gorgeous too with painting of their nails and toenails.

    

Entertainment

We have been doing numerous activities with the residents to keep them smiling from jigsaws to musical bingo, where the winner can win prizes of chocolate or jewellery.  The residents also had a go at hand painting – it got a little messy and they absolutely loved it.  The residents enjoyed reading books about the local area, soaking in the history and some of them telling their own stories of the past.  We also had a Bank Holiday film fest, with plenty of refreshments and snacks.

Goodbye and good luck!

We said a fond farewell to long serving member of staff Christina, who retired at the end of May.  She will be missed but wish her all the best, and hope she is putting her feet up and relaxing.

Looking forward to Summer

We all look forward to the coming months where everyone can see their loved ones and say goodbye to the last year, welcoming in 2021 at last! June is looking like its going to be a warm month and we say a very welcome Hello to Summer!

Below is a poem about dementia, which our residents may go through on a day to day basis. The poem was chosen by Sarah our Administrator at Moorfields and Elizabeth House – she thought it was a short but lovely poem, highlighting what may happen to a dementia sufferer.  Thank you Sarah – I think we all agree it is a beautiful choice.

A poem for May

I have dementia

I may snooze in the middle of the day

I may respond in an unusual way

I ask you very hard to see

This is my new reality

Line in my moments

The ones that remain

Focus on ME, not my fading brain

We hope you are all keeping well and look forward to seeing you all soon. With love from us all at Moorfields.

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