The happiness and wellbeing of the people we care for means everything to us. We feel rewarded when we see them engaging in our activities, smiling and sharing their life with us.
Have a look at the residents’ faces every time Therapets visit them! They equally enjoy our baking sessions and the musical entertainment. We had some birthday and anniversary celebrations too which were a lovely surprise… and we gave the well-deserved Care Certificates to some members of staff.
We also had a visit from Lassie the dog! Residents got to spend some time in the garden because the weather has been still amazing. As usual, we had musical entertainment and our arts and crafts sessions. We gave a warm farewell to two of our employees who have been at the home for more than four years and wished them the best of luck. Our residents could also enjoy another relaxing pampering day.
At St Teresa’s Home, our residents loved going to the pub together with the staff and enjoyed a drink and a good chat. There were concerts and movie sessions as well as our regular activities. We introduced a new one, Hugs Day, as research shows that deep hugs elevate your mood, build trust and sense of safety. We gave our farewell to one of our volunteers who has been coming to the home every weekend for nearly four years. And our resident Mr Gilbert received a visit from the Royal Ghurka Rifles, where he served during World War II.
In September, we have been engaged in spiritual exercise. The theme was “St Francis Xavier Community New Beginning” and everyone was invited to stop their busy schedules and have some time on their own. The Pentecost Church celebrated their children’s week and visited our compound and made a donation as part of their activities. This church has always been very active with the hospital and we are sincerely grateful for their help.