A day trip to remember

Outings are immensely beneficial to children’s rehabilitation and development – close-up interaction with nature is always very valuable, as is the opportunity to socialise with staff, with family, and with one another.

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23 Aug 2020

Mornings at St Teresa’s home

Our mornings at St Teresa’s have been busy and vibrant. The residents gathered in the conservatory or garden and took an active part in exercises for the whole body. On sunny days some residents prefer to go for nice long walks in the neighbourhood, enjoying the sunshine, the beautiful gardens and mews and chatting to passers-by walking their dogs.

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14 Aug 2020

Zoom violin concert

The residents’ at St Teresa’s are fortunate to be able to enjoy concerts via Zoom. This time the violinist Henry Rankin performing for them live from Manchester! A few residents were tempted by the lovely music and joined in for a dance, which also gave the violinist great pleasure as of course, he was able to see them just as they could see him.

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13 Aug 2020

“I love seeing the residents having fun.”

Megan Derry is a senior carer at Christ the King Care Home, Shenstone She has worked for Sisters Hospitallers for 6 years. When Covid-19 was announced, her role changed completely and she became aware of how vital her job was in protecting our vulnerable residents. She said that “I have seen things I have never seen before and been put into situations I never thought I would be put in, but all of this has made me a stronger person”.

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6 Aug 2020

Our experience at St Teresa’s home during the lockdown

Anita is the activities coordinator at St Teresa’s Care Home, in London. She has shared her experience during the lockdown. She told us how much she admires her colleagues because they continued working, keeping calm, collected and spreading their happy thoughts and spirits with no complaint or relaxation in their giving attitude. And the most important, “the pandemic has taught us one thing - together we are strong and with support, compassion and love we can go through the hardship, learn and continue forward stronger and more inspired.”

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10 Jul 2020

Our New Normal

Sisters Hospitallers care home in Shenstone has started allowing one person per family to visit their loved one, this is part of the new normal, as it is wearing face mask all the time. To entertain and cheer up our residents, the picnics outside and walks around the garden are part of our daily life

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15 Jul 2020

“Everybody’s life is based on chances.”

Frank Bicknell moved to St Teresa’s care home recently. He was born in India, he studied law at Oxford University and, during the Second World War, he joined the airforce, where his knowledge of Russian was a plus. He was sent to the Anglo-Russian Control Commission in Finland. He has a dedication in the War Museum for being the first person to meet with the Russians.

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29 Apr 2020

Up with creativity!

Our residents, at Sisters Hospitallers centre in Addlestone, are doing their best to maintain their normal routine, and to keep their brains active. As Margaret, one of the residents, said “We can't forget our morning exercise sessions, keeping our minds fit requires us to do some sports too. No excuses are acceptable,”

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24 Apr 2020

Happy St. Benedict Menni Day!

Happy St. Benedict Menni Day! Today Sisters Hospitallers celebrate the feast day of our founder, St. Benedict Menni, a day when we remember, more than ever, his acts of hospitality. He dreamed that his “love of hospitality could fly from one part to another and make it burn in all the roundness of the earth”.

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10 Mar 2020

“It is difficult when they don’t accept psychological help”

Macarena Aspiunza is a psychologist who collaborates with Sisters Hospitallers. For the last four years, she has travelled regularly to Liberia to assist with psychiatric and psychotherapeutic support, accompanied by a productive and pre-work objective to improve the quality of life of the patients.

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