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Marta’s Blog – June 30th 2020

Hello everyone. Firstly, I would like to thank those of you who responded so positively to my first blog.  I know it was a little long, but there was much to cover, and I really wanted to thank everyone at our wonderful homes at Hill House and Three Corners.

The efforts made, and the collective teamwork, has meant that we can now see more than a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. The impact of Covid-19 is lessening, and we have been able to hold one or two social events which we couldn’t previously.

Rest assured that we will always have everyone’s health and safety at the forefront of all the decisions we make. We know we are not out of the woods by any means, but we will continue to keep positive and try to get back to as near to normal as restrictions allow.

So, this month we have seen more family and friend visitors to both of our homes, a very welcome sight indeed! It has been a pleasure to see how thrilled some of our residents have been on seeing loved ones they haven’t seen properly for months.

We had a wonderful ‘Alzheimer Society Cake Day', which was very well supported… and so many lovely cakes! Some of the creative skills were fantastic, and they tasted great too! It gave us an opportunity to say a big thank you to the dedicated carers who baked for us. Everyone had a lovely time and the winners of the baking competition were awarded with chocolate and wine! What’s more we auctioned off the remainder of the cakes and managed to raise £…. For the Alzheimer’s Society. There are some lovely pictures on our social media channels if you want to take a look.

Also in June we enjoyed the early warm sunny spell with a visit from Mr Frosty’s ice cream van.  He stopped off at Hill House and Three Corners. All the social distancing and safety measures were in place, and Mr Frosty had them written up on the outside of his van too. It was a nice treat and the ice cream went down very well! Naughty... but nice!

Highlight of the month for some was our very own ‘Royal Ascot’ held at Hill House. Everyone got into the spirit by dressing up and the racing was… well, spectacular! The course, our very own lounge, had its own obstacles, and there were a few photo-finishes to cherish – see our Facebook page!

Also on a sporting theme, some of our residents have been enjoying the return of Premiership Football on the telly… whilst practising a few ball skills of their own from the comfort of their chairs. It all helps to keep alert and nimble and we never miss an opportunity to keep active.

Let’s hope for some more sunny days in July! Bye for now - Marta