May 2018


weddingWe were hoping to celebrate the Royal Wedding but unfortunately the time clashes with our lunchtime. We will be decorating our dining room in red,white and blue with lovely flowers made by our residents. I am sure many of you will decide to have lunch in your rooms to watch this happy occasion.

Grand National Sweepstakegrand national

Our winners are as following:

1st  – Mrs. Connie Houchen

2nd  – Mrs. Rosina Edwards 

3rd  – Mr. Robin Strong

4th  – Mrs. Judy Hayden

 bonus ball


Bonus Ball Winners

The winners are :-

7th April  – Miss. Elsie Jones

14th April  – Rollover

21st  April – Rollover

28th April – Rollover

Birthday Wishes

happy birthday

Happy Birthday

Mrs. Freda Lathwell and Mrs. Anne Bissenden.

We really hope you all enjoy your day.

Visiting Dogs
visiting dogsWe are so lucky to have some many dogs to visit us at Mountside. We not only have Doug, Bonnie and Connie any longer we have another two little people in fur coats to spoil. Terry, our housekeeper and his wife visit us weekly with their pug puppies Luna and Buddy. They are so well behaved and everyone enjoys their visits and cuddles.
Holy Communion

Once a month we have a short communion service held in our small holy communion lounge at 3.30pm. The next date is May 30th and all are welcome.


EntertainmentFirstly, we have our afternoon on 25th July to look forward to. Full Beam will be here to get us in the mood to dance. Graham our Director can never be beaten up to the dance floor, he loves to jig!!! Following that we have our BBQ to enjoy. We have already sold many places for this so please book in advance. Lunch Club : We are aiming to get more residents that are unable to get in our minibus out on trips. Please let us know if you wish to go out and we will arrange it.  

Mid Afternoon Treat

Well we went and did it!! We had our very first ice cream of the year.
ice cream
This was on the hottest day in April. We didn’t make it into the garden but as soon as the sun returns we have a date for us all to sit on that lovely decking area.

Coffee Morning

Coffee MorningWith much regret we had to postpone this date to the following week as there is a course for many of the staff on the scheduled date. Please join us now on Friday 25th May at 10am.    

Postcard Talk

For some time we have being trying to get a speaker to come in and this month postcardswe managed to get Ann to come and talk to us about postcards. Ann had some wonderful slides of Hastings and St Leonards. Everyone really seemed to enjoy this afternoon and the question time at the end. There are many more slides and Ann has agreed to come back later on in the year to give another talk and viewing.

  Manager’s MomentManagers

We have been very busy recruiting new staff recently. We have employed three new care staff to cover days and nights and this is ongoing. You will notice that our use of agency staff has reduced which was always our aim.

Also we are preparing for another CQC inspection which could be at any time. We are having a mock inspection on Thursday 17th May; this was our decision to do this. 

We have looked at our activities and how we make this more inclusive to everyone. Shelagh now spends equal time in the lounge for group activities and one to one time in resident’s rooms. Also our trips outside as well, we will now have trips in a mini cab as not all can get in our minibus.

We are about to audit our recent relative’s survey. At the moment the responses received were very positive in all aspects. We do take these points on board any very much appreciate all comments made. Thank you.


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