Please join us on Friday 25th January for an evening of poetry celebrating Robert Burns and Scotland.
Come along to enjoy the company of everyone at the home. There will be music and refreshments with two talented local poets Pam Hope and Barry Tempest reading Burns poetry and some original work of their own.
Free entry and refreshments although donations are welcome! It all kicks off at 6pm.
Come and join us for a drink and a mince pie. Maybe you might have won something too!
Alpacas are coming to the home this Thursday. Come down and get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures. All welcome.
Come and join us for our Christmas Tea Party, all friends and family are welcome.
See the Culliford Choir perform for the first time.
Our next Relatives meeting will be held on
Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 2.30pm in the dining room which you are warmly invited to attend.
We also had a quick visit from Willow (Bridget’s 3-month-old Granddaughter). The residents and staff really enjoy seeing children & babies, so it cheered
This term’s photography challenge has been to photograph using black & white tones. Residents have been encouraged to look at patterns in the world around them & contrasts in texture. There have been some lovely and interesting pictures taken! We have also been looking towards our summer fete event on 2nd June – With a theme of ‘Beside the sea’ The artistic residents have been very creative in making some sea creature fridge magnets using air dry clay which are really fun & have been great to make. Using creative bright colours & using hands in a different way to mold the models helps them to stay active with their fine motor skills
The new dignity tree is taking shape in the dining room; residents & staff have been encouraged to think about what is important when helping people to keep their dignity & have a voice about what is important to them. We have added patterns and
Looking forward to May the Royal wedding takes place mid-month & we have flower arranging with Liz beforehand to help dress the tables for a wedding tea on the 19th May. Debs is busy pulling together some decor to dress Culliford House for the day too.
words to paper leaves and hung them for others to see & read.
We also have a sushi making morning planned for all the residents to get involved in… even if it’s just helping to eat it & Annie is planning on making Ramen for the first time on the 23rd May for the residents to try after their sushi….What could possibly go wrong!?
The Dignity Champions at Culliford are passionate about the care given to residents.
We take the lead on any dignity initiatives, and we challenge any poor dignity practices to ensure that residents are treated at all times with dignity and respect.
You will see the homes Dignity Tree that our staff have created along with the residents. Keep an eye out for them to see what residents tell us dignity means to them.
I would encourage any relative to become a champion too and join our Dignity Campaign. If you are interested to learn more then please go to www.dignityincare.org.uk or Speak to Jeanette A’Court Dignity Champion
Staff are also taking up dignity challenges by experience what it like to be a recipient of care and support
Nutrition & Hydration Week 12th – 18th March 2018
Nutrition and Hydration week set out a challenge to us as care providers to ensure we’re optimising opportunities to promote nutrition and hydration for all our residents.
The week consisted of:
- Big Breakfast Monday (the most important meal of the day)
- Snacky Tuesday (understanding the value of snacks between meals and at supper)
- Wednesday – Afternoon Tea
- Thirsty Thursday (try out some different cordials or spritzers)
- Fishy Friday
- Smoothie Saturday
- Sundae Sunday.
- We have used the feedback from the residents and incorporate this into our meal planning for our spring menus.
As part of the Nutrition & Hydration week we had smoothies, special tea with beautiful homemade cakes made by Annie in the kitchen and a juicing of raw fruit and vegetables by a visiting Juice Therapist. Most of the residents had an opportunity to try watercress and apple, carrot, ginger and apple and beetroot juices. The flavours were vibrant and almost everyone loved them all!
Just a reminder to let you know our next Relatives Meeting will be held on
Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 2.30pm in the Dining Room
Looking forward to seeing you next week
We will be holding our annual Easter Tea party on Sunday 1st April 3.00pm – 5.30pm
Family and Friends are welcome to join us as we celebrate Easter with our Grand Raffle, Easter Egg hunt and Easter Bonnet Parade, Buffet and light refreshments.