Holmewood Residential Home Update – October 2020

October has been a happy month for all at Holmewood Residential Home, with plenty to enjoy for all! We have been able to enjoy some reasonably pleasant weather for walks around the gardens, and some crafting fun to add some personalised touches to the home! churchlakecare.com/holmewood-residential-home/

Covid-19 Clear at Holmewood

It has now been several months since the implementation of the weekly staff testing for Covid-19 and the monthly resident testing, and we are immensely proud to still be Covid-19 free! We realise the enormity of this milestone as things continue to change in the world outside of our home, and we are grateful for all of the support we have received in order to maintain the safety and health of our residents and staff. We are grateful to Churchlake Care Group for all their help and support during this time. www.facebook.com/churchlakecare

Many Happy Returns

One of our lovely ladies celebrated her 88th birthday with us this month, we had a special evening meal of her choosing along with a cake lovingly delivered from her family to enjoy with her fellow residents with a tipple or two!

Special Visitors at Holmewood Residential Home

We receive many lovely visitors to Holmewood, but one of our personal favourites is Willow! This beautiful feline belongs to one of our housekeepers, Michelle.  Willow can often be spotted coming to walk Michelle home at the end of her shift! It brings great delight to the residents to have visits from animals, and Willow has really become one of the family here!

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Halloween at Holmewood Residential Home

This Halloween, we thought it would be good fun to enjoy the festivities over a few days! The residents enjoyed decorating their own pumpkins, each adding their own personal touches.   Some residents opted for “self-portraits”, whereas others got a little bit spooky and attempted some more scary faces.  Good times were had by all! Many laughs had by both residents and staff! Staff decorated the home after the residents had gone to bed, to make our new spooky home a surprise.  The personalised pumpkins added the perfect finish to the dining room so that residents could see their own artwork on display.

Holmewood was then decorated for our “Halloween Spooktacular”. The night before Halloween we had a game of Halloween Bingo with a drink and snacks.  This provided us all with so many laughs! Our All Hallows Eve Quiz, which even when we weren’t sure about the answers, we all had a brilliant time laughing together and all residents won a prize for their valiant attempts!

We were treated to a Spooky Afternoon Tea on the day itself.  We had beautiful home-baked and decorated cakes and sandwiches.  The residents then enjoyed a Classic Halloween Movie Night! For those who could stay awake we enjoyed the hilarious “Hocus Pocus” with drinks, popcorn and some sweet treats! All in all it was a brilliant week, and a much-needed distraction from the uncertainty in the outside world.

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Christmas is Coming!

Now that Halloween is over, our sights are well and truly set on Christmas time. We are eagerly planning a bunch of activities and crafts to enjoy with our residents.  We hope to make Christmas 2020 the best yet!

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