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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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 Feb 2020

Welcome, Gussy & Lassie!

Interacting with pets has a therapeutic effect on all of us. It helps us to engage, and our bodies produce a chemical substance that promotes happiness. Not only that, but they give you unconditional love. Nowadays, animals are used for therapies because of their psychological benefits.

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20 Feb 2020

My experience of voluntary work, by Sister Isabel Cantón

Sr Isabel is a Sister Hospitaller in the English Province, who is doing voluntary work at three places around London. She would like to share her experience and how fulfilment it is on a personal level. She thanks God for giving her all these opportunities to help people in need outside our own home. And I also thank the community for supporting her in this work.

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14 Feb 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The day dedicated to love has arrived and Sisters Hospitallers want to celebrate it. Our residents have made such lovely decorations. Naturally, the colour chosen was red and lots of hearts are on display. We also made some diamond strings because, as the well-known song says, “Diamonds Are Forever”!

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