Well Easter is nearly here, I hope the Easter bunny brings you lots of Chocolate!! or red wine what ever your preference is!!
We have changed some of the beds, so now all residents have electric beds, this makes life a lot more comfortable for both residents and staff, enabling us to move and handle safely.
If you are taking your family mamber out at Easter please can you let us know, so we can ensure they are ready for you.
There are some pink raffle tickets for sale in the hall, please buy some!!!! The prize is a beautiful king size quilt made by 40 members of Island Piecemakers who range in age from 14 – 92 years old! The money for this is for Breast Cancer Care please put the money for the tickets into the Breast cancer collecting box. If you don’t want a raffle ticket, please put a donation in the box XXXXXXXX
On Thursday 2nd April, Troubadour will be coming to do their Easter performance, you are very welcome to come and watch it starts at 2pm.
Please remember we do have a very robust complaints procedure. If you do have any concerns please don’t hesitate to let Karen or Rebecca know.
Happy Easter from Karen, Rebacca and all the staff at Saltmarsh House.
Well spring is on the way, we have some daffodils blooming and Paulette (gardener) is back at work! The fence in the back garden has been completed, and looks very smart, which has pleased George. The staff have completed their Infection Control training, so a big thank you to them for attending as we know it can be difficult, juggling family and work.
Miranda has been in this afternoon playing the saxophone, it was lovely everyone singing along and the sun shinning!
For those of you who are not aware, I have been involved in making a large pink quilt for Breast Cancer Care, raffle tickets are for sale in the hallway, and a poster will be displayed of the quilt when its finished!! nearly there. Some of the residents have been very interested, and I have been bringing it in in various stages, their encouragement has been very welcome.
Troubadour will be in on Thursday 2nd April with their show ” A Truly Egg-citing Easter” showing at 2pm. popcorn will be provided.
Well it has been a very busy month. We have had our Investors in People review, which went really well, and we have achivied a lot more standards than required which is amazing, so a big thank you to the staff who had to attend interviews with the assessor. We have also had Vision Call in to test the sight of all our residents. Some of the staff attended Diabetes training with Southern Health NHS. Thank you very much to the trainer. We also had Valentines day which we celebrated with chocolate hearts on the breakfast trays, flowers and a lovely cake made by Sonny. Very exciting it’s pancake day tomorrow – yummy!
Whats on for the rest of the month; tomorrow we have refexology with Karen, and Mirandas Music in the afternoon. On Friday we have Music for Health at 2pm. On the 25th it’s Music with John, and on the 26th Danielle will be in playing the harp, with Music for Health on Friday 26th. You are very welcome to attend any of these events.
Just to let you all know that Danielle the Harpist will be playing here on Tuesday 27th January at 2pm, everyone is welcome. It would be lovely to see you here.
Tea and Coffee will be served.
Saltmarsh House would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.
We have a very busy year ahead of us! Thank you to everybody who completed our survey, it is very much appreciated, and we know that people get fed up with them, but it does help us to ensure we are meeting our own very high standards.
There will be new productions from Troubadour this year, their Christmas pantomine was fantastic, with everyone taking part!
George has made lots of wooden toys, and i have framed some of them, if you wish to buy one please just put a donation in the Breast cancer box.
We have recieved a lovely letter from the Air Ambulance thanking us for our donation, which we raised with the raffle at the Christmas Party.
A big thank you to Gorseway Nursery School for coming in and performing their Christmas Play, it was fantastic and loved by everyone.
We have a busy week of training this week Fire and Moving and Handling.
On Thursday we have John coming in to play Christmas favourite songs, Music for health on Friday and on Monday we have the theatre group Troubadour coming in to do their christmas production everyone is welcome.
Karen, Rebecca,Debbie and the Staff of Saltmarsh House wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Saltmarsh House is holding their annual christmas party on Sunday 7th December from 3.30pm until 6pm. If you are able to attend please RSVP as soon as possible as this helps with the catering! Music will be supplied by John, we will have a raffle and Nicky is busy cooking christmas goodies!
Troubadour will be bringing their christmas show “Snow White” to us on Monday 22nd at 2.30pm adults and children are very welcome to come and join in, mince pies will be provided!
A big thank you to Brian for designing our new fantastic website.