30 Nov 2017

November in Our Centres

November’s been a busy month. We are not letting the cold stop us from enjoying these days and our residents have done a lot of activities together with their relatives, carers and sisters.

At St Augustine’s Home there was a great party to celebrate Angela’s 100 Birthday. Don’t miss what her family said about her:

“Today this amazing lady is 100. What an inspirational grandmother: immigrant, doctor, 40+ years married, mother of four, unbelievable strength of faith, upped sticks and moved to a new town in her 90s and made a new life… and still getting her hair and nails done! I am so lucky to have had her for so many phases of my life, so many magical childhood Christmases, revision camp during exams, safe haven at university, man advice, baby advice… my favourite of her pearls of wisdom “even if they’ve done a shit (sic) job of something and you could have it so much better yourself, tell them they did a great job. Happy birthday granny Sweetheart,” Tara

“What a remarkable woman my mother-in-law is, 50 years in General Practice, beginning her career before the NHS and penicillin when 36 hours calls on top of two surgeries were the norm. Four children, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, the matriarch of the family. It was wonderful to celebrate her 100th Birthday with her and all her nearest and dearest, the sisters and the carers for whom nothing is too much trouble, it was a day of days which I will remember forever.” Pennie

It’s not every day that you are 100! I really enjoyed having all my family and friends around me. Lunch at the garden centre was lovely and we were served at the table. The sun shone on us too. Then we had a party in the afternoon at St Augustines with iced bubbly and a wonderful special cake baked specially by St Augustines’s chef. It was a day to remember and I would like to thank everyone who helped to make it so special

“Thank you so much for helping us create such a memorable afternoon with our precious Aunt for her 100th birthday celebration. It was a lovely time and very special to be able to share it with her family, grandchildren other residents and her wonderful carers. Champagne, sherry, cake and chocolate – just perfect!” Helen

Happy Birthday to Eileen too, who celebrated her birthday with the amazing voices and the ukelele sound of Ladies and Gentlemen. There was also an outing to the garden centre that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. And our sisters in Addlestone had a lovely time celebrating the 200 Anniversary of the Order of Religious of Christian Education.

At St Teresa’s Home, there have been concerts and outings to the Royal College of Music and the Victoria and Albert Museum. As well as visits from volunteers, and even a training session on how to keep safe at home and outside! We have also celebrated  a Memorial Service for all the residents who have passed away during the year.

Christ the King Care Home had also a memorial service to pray for the souls of the residents who passed away. They did some crafts for Remembrance Day and made some mincemeat that anyone can buy at the home. Residents had the opportunity to visit a garden centre and the sisters welcomed 15 other sisters from Addlestone and London to celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King.