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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30 Dec 2020

“When there is a happy, positive environment, all the rest is much easier to achieve.”

Lucia recently joined the Sisters Hospitallers family as a Registered Manager. “I like the principles and values that are at the heart of the organisation and it would be an honour to live up to their standards and to be of service.” She has over twenty years of experience working with vulnerable children and adults with different diagnoses and in various settings, such as supported living, outreach and residential homes. She feels proud of having always strived to make a difference to the people she has worked with.

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19 Dec 2020

Music fulfilled us!

Music was a very important part of our residents' lives at St Teresa’s Home, especially during the pandemic, it helped us to snap out of any gloomy moods and go back to being relaxed and happy. On several occasions, staff joined in helping to organise joyful and uplifting activities for our residents. Jennifer, who is a gifted singer, was happy to get involved in sing a long afternoon and to lead the activity with her beautiful voice. The musical afternoon quickly became a dance session. Our little party ended with laughs, tea and cakes.

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15 Nov 2020

Celebrating our Constitutions

Sisters Hospitallers are immersed in reviewing their constitution. They studied, prayed and reflected on its contents in an atmosphere of fraternal sharing. It was a very enriching experience at a community level. Shenstone and London communities would like to share their conclusions so far. Sr Bernardina concluded by saying ‘we call the constitution our Gospel, living the hospitality as consecrated life in the world.’

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12 Nov 2020

Daily Activities

At Sisters Hospitallers care home in London, we had many beautiful moments in October and the days were filled with activities and joy. Painting, quizzes, outings, concerts, games and movie afternoons were some of our daily activities.

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7 Nov 2020

French Morning

Sisters Hospitallers care home in London has introduced a new activity – ‘Visit a country’ morning. Each month we present a country to our residents and take them on a virtual trip. In October, the residents were happy to learn more about France during our French Morning.

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27 Oct 2020

Magic table

The residents at Sisters Hospitallers care home in London have been enjoying a new game - “The magic table”. It is a projector of interactive technology, similar to a computer, loaded with many sensory games which can be played on a table. The magic table is helping to put a smile on the faces of our residents with dementia– while increasing their social engagement.

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25 Sep 2020

Skyping & Facetime

Skype and Facetime are now an essential part of the residents daily life and the conversations always end up with them being uplifted and cheerful. Two examples are Ann and Pamela. Ann kept in contact with her brother who visited their old family house in Ireland. Through Livestream, Pamela was able to “attend virtually “ the graduation of her grandson.

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15 Sep 2020

Ice cream party

At St Teresa’s Home, we had a beautiful ice cream party. Deidre, one of our residents, and Anita, the Activities Coordinator, were in charge of the organisation. There was a setup place in the kitchenette that helped us to create the atmosphere of an ice-cream shop. Residents said that it was a fantastic ice cream afternoon and brought memories back from when they had their family Sunday walk with ice cream in the park.

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10 Sep 2020

How are we doing with the pandemic?

Sara Badesare is the Registered Manager at St Teresa’s Care Home, London. She has told us how they have been coping with the pandemic caused by COVID-19. Sara said that they are aware of a second spike and that they are preparing for it. “These are based on our observations of some of the residents’ responses during the lockdown.”

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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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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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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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30 Jul 2019

World Day Against Trafficking

Modern slavery is one of the greatest evils in our world today. It is happening here in the UK too and it is characterised by targeting the most vulnerable in our society and using them as commodities from which to make a profit.

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