December 2018


New Babyto Mrs. Barbara Weston and Mrs. Gillian Huggins on the safe arrival of their new great grandaughters.



ThanksTo all that have helped and enjoyed watching our Christmas crafts. We have made a stable with navity characters which we hope that you will enjoy. We have also put together an advent tree which we are hoping that everyday through advent a bauble with a message written by the residents will be added. The windows in the lounge are adorned with decorations made by our residents.

Coffee Morning Proceeds

Coffee & BiscuitsThat moved to coffee afternoon.  This was a huge success as we raised £203.38 on the day however there is still more money to collect so this will not be the final total. We may consider having more coffee afternoons in the new year.


Christmas Programme

Our activities are now in full swing.   We really hope that you all enjoy the daXmas Treeys leading up to Christmas. Our main event is our Christmas party that you are all most welcome to attend. This is Tuesday 11th December at 3pm. Once again we have Full Beam here to entertain us. In addition to this our staff will be dressing up once again, this is something that you really do not want to miss!! We all really do look forward to this party every year.


Exercise After all of those mince pies and sherries then you may appreciate this next bit of news. In January we have a new motivation group coming in to do some light exercises which we hope that you will enjoy. The group are hoping that you will really enjoy these sessions and if you do they will visit regularly each month.

Our Lottery Winners

The winners are :-

3rd  November –  Roll over

10th November – Roll overBonus Ball

17th November – Roll over

24th November – Mrs. Betty Greig

We still have some numbers available if you or your family wish to join in for a £1 a week.


Birthday Wishes

happy birthdayMiss. Audrey Vale and Mrs. Anne Milstead.


Blacklands Church Psoda

PsodaOnce again Blacklands are doing the Psoda. This is a custom where a Mary and Joseph figurine stay at a house every night during  advent. We have the pleasure of having them stay at Mountside on Thursday 13th December and they will move to their next home on Friday. Look out for them in the main lounge.     

The Princes Trust

Princes TrustWe recently enjoyed an afternoon when we had young visitors from the Prince’s trust. They entertained us with a very good quiz followed by a game of bingo. Well done to Mrs.  Betty Greig who won both games. Unfortunately they were planning to return a couple of days later to help us make paper chains but only the leaders came. We are hoping that they will return early in the new year.

 Manager’s Moment


Gosh this year has gone so quickly, I’m sure that you will all agree with that. During, December we all have so much to do and look forward to, however I am sure that you will also agree that it brings a reflective mood for us all to. As managers we always think back over the year to the ones that we have lost and the people that are no longer here to share these special times with. Memories are so important and very much part of who we all are.

We really hope that you all have a very Happy Christmas and a very good New Year. We wish to thank all of our staff and our Directors for their continued support throughout the year. Keith and I consider ourselves to be very lucky in having all of our lovely residents here with us. Your families are so supportive of our events in helping and attending and we wish to show our appreciation to you all. 

Without doubt 2019 will bring changes as with any new year. Our main aim for this coming year will be to achieve our good for our CQC inspection which we will continue to strive for. There will soon be a new date displayed for a residents’ meeting early in January 2019.

During early 2019 we will be refurbishing your Dining room. This has been planned for a few months now but had to be delayed for other projects. The makeover will include the dining room to be painted, with new tables and chairs. The colour scheme has been already chosen and we hope that you all approve.

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