Nutrition and Hydration week sets out a challenge to us as care providers to ensure we’re optimising opportunities to promote nutrition and hydration for all our residents.
From reviewing our policies, to signing up to the 10-step commitment to good nutrition, checking our MUST scores, food and fluid charts, gathering resident feedback, tasting sessions and good awareness raising, the week can be of real benefit to all.
In general, the theme of the week goes:
- 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 will use the feedback from the residents and incorporate this into our meal planning for our spring menus.
All are invited to attend our
Worldwide Afternoon Tea
on Wednesday 14th March 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Tuesday 13th February Shrove Tuesday
Come and join us for pancakes and fun from 2.00pm!!
Valentines Afternoon Tea!
Wednesday 14th February from 2pm
Come and join us in the dining room for a
valentines Afternoon tea and fun!
Our next Relatives meeting will be held on
Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 2.30pm in the dining room which you are warmly invited to attend.
DIGNITY ACTION DAY 2018
At Culliford we always support national Dignity Action Day on 1 February. Our emphasis is on always providing the best quality of care and having the well-being and happiness of residents at the heart of everything we do.
Dignity Action Day is a day which we support in a number of ways.
It is a time when we can think more closely about what dignity means to us. We are encouraging our staff and visitors to Culliford House to pause for a moment at our Dignity Tree and think about this. There are green leaves available next to the tree throughout February, so people can write their comments and hang them on the tree.
Some dignity meanings already given are:
“treat every resident as you would want your parent treated”
“being given respect at all times, treat people as you would like to be treated”
Everyone is welcome to join us for high tea on Dignity Action Day along with entertainment from 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Dignity Action Day gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care
Forthcoming Christmas Events at Culliford
Friday 1st – Cheese & Wine Party 7.00 – 8.00pm
Sunday 3rd – Christmas Tea 3.00 – 5.30pm
Family and friends are welcome to join us as we kick start the festive season.
Wednesday 6th – Christmas Nativity at Nursery 11.00am
Please let Debs or Liz know if you would like to accompany your relative
Saturday 16th Christmas Fayre 2.00 – 4.00pm
Wednesday 20th Christmas Show 2.00pm
followed by Mince Pies & mulled wine and the Grand Christmas draw.
Friday 22nd Christmas Bingo 2.30pm
Wednesday 29th Weymouth Panto – please see posters
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas
Our fifth art exhibition took place at Culliford House, in October, and featured the work of the Connections Project, an art group made up of the care home’s residents.
The exhibition included paintings, drawings and prints made by the residents and is the fifth exhibition the group has held since its formation along with a bit of sparkle and dance.
Bridget Townsend, an artist and co-ordinator of the Connection Project, said the art group has helped the residents connect with the community.
June, a resident who is involved with the group, said it is very popular with the care homes’ residents.
She added: “It is very good. I am just getting into it, everyone loves it. I got drawn into it, but I do a bit of everything.”
Culliford House prides itself on keeping residents busy with hobbies and other activities. Jeanette A’Court, quality manager at Culliford House, said: “We have been working with Bridget for four years. We have wanted to connect with the community so that the care home can feel like they are part of it. Every year we go forward and when people come into care we make sure we cater to their hobbies and anything they want to try. We say life is for living and living well.”
We raised £85 in the raffle- half of which will go to the ‘Dignity in Care Action Campaign’ and half will go towards the new activities at Culliford House. Thanks to all who came. It was smashing and such a lovely event for the community and residents.
Catch up over a cuppa, enjoy some gorgeous treats and help us raise some money at Culliford on
Friday 29th September 2 – 4pm – All Welcome!