September 2017

Our Pimms afternoon

pimmsA very big thank you to all that joined us in drinking the Pimms!! We were so lucky to have such a beautiful day which enabled some of us to sit outside. Thanks also to Graham who provided the Pimms.

bonus ballBonus Ball Winners

5th August – Mrs Rhona Wenham

12th August – Miss Betty Issacs

19th August – Rollover

26th August – Rollover

happy birthday

Happy Birthday


September birthdays include,
Miss. Audrey Markwick, Mrs. Barbara Weston and Mr. Douglas Whittington.


Harvest Supper Harvest Supper
We now have a date for our harvest celebrations which will be Tuesday 3rd October. Cannon John Fletcher will take a short service at 4pm and our harvest supper will follow at 5pm.

ElvisElvis was in the building !
We were recently entertained by Elvis due to Mrs. Marjorie Stonely’s family paying for this entertainment as a birthday treat. We always have a lovely afternoon with Elvis as he has become a good friend to us all at Mountside. There will be some lovely photographs to see shortly from this event. Many thanks to the family for sharing this with all of our residents.

St. Helen’s Woods
Recently we were lucky enough to go to the woods on a beautiful hot afternoon. We were taken in our mini bus by Graham who also enjoyed this trip out. Phil our gardener had arranged that the gates would be unlocked to avoid extra walking. Of course we had light refreshments, tea and coffee accompanied by a chocolate éclair. All enjoyed listening to the birds under the shade of the trees.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
In recent years we have visited the White Rock theatre to see their annual pantomime. We stopped for a couple of years due to many residents not being able to attend on the actual day. This is something that we wish to try again as many residents have already expressed an interest in going this year. If you wish to attend then please let one of the staff know to avoid disappointment as these places get booked very quickly. Oh yes they do!!! There is the cost of the ticket to pay and depending on the day we are able to go there maybe shared travelling costs if it is not on our mini bus day.

Guide DogOur Guide Dog
We have for some considerable time sponsored a guide dog for the blind. We now have a new puppy called Libby so we will look forward to receiving pictures and updates on her training progress shortly. Ava who was our old puppy is now 2 years old and fully trained. She is happy with her owner who is thrilled to be going out independently and has recently been to Ireland in an aeroplane with Ava accompanying her.

There are occasions coming up that we can use our craft skills to make things for our tree. We are hoping to do the following; harvest crafts for October, Firework celebrations and then Poppies for remembrance Sunday. Following this it will be time to think about things for Christmas. Please do feel free to join our afternoons and if you can think of any other craft ideas then let Shelagh know and we will try to make them happen.

Coffee MorningCoffee Morning
Please do not forget our coffee morning on the 15th September in Valley View lounge. All welcome.

managers moment Manager’s Moment

Both Keith and I have taken annual leave during this last month so you may not have seen so much of us during these periods. We are, as always completely overwhelmed by the support that you all give in attending our functions and also the help that you give. We would like to thank you all for this, it is very much appreciated. Also to Shelagh who puts so much effort in to all of our functions and events held. We are only as good as our team and hope that you all feel that we have a happy well balanced team of staff.

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