September 2018

Coffee Morning

Coffee & BiscuitsWell, once again we are forced to eat cake washed down with a nice cuppa!! We are now holding our coffee morning on Friday 5th October at 10am. All welcome and we will be holding our raffle during this morning to.


Shelagh’s Swim

SwimmerShelagh’s sponser swim will now be on Wednesday 10th October where she is hoping to swim 60 lengths. Thanks to all that have sponsered her and to Shelagh who is donating the proceeds to our resident’s fund.

Firework Night

Bonfire night We are holding our firework party on Tuesday 6th November. There will be a charge for this to all visitors of £7. This includes a burger or hotdog and the display. Please see either Keith or Sandra if you wish to attend in advance. All proceeds will go to our resident’s fund.

Our Lottery Winners

The winners are :-

Bonus Ball1st  September – Roll over

8th September – Audrey Vale

15th September – Roll over

22nd  September – Roll over

29th September – Rhona Wenham

There are some numbers available if you wish to join in. Visitors welcome to join in as well. See Shelagh.

Birthday Wishes

happy birthdayMrs. Rosina Edwards, Mrs. Peggy Rancom and a special big birthday for Mrs. Gwen Welfare.


Salvation ArmyWe have recently been let down for a couple of months as the Salvation army did not attend on the dates given to us. Shelagh has tried to contact them many times without success but we have received a message to say that they will attend on Sunday 18th November at 10am.

Patchwork Quilt

We have nearly finished our first attempt at our patchwork quilt. We started off small making it big enough for a dolls pram but as this one looks so good we are now thinking BIG!! It looks like we may make a bigger one soon.

Christmas Crafts

Xmas CraftsWe will soon be thinking of turning our hands to making some christmas crafts. We have already been creative by making some scarecrows to celebrate Harvest and that will be followed by making poppies for Remembrance Sunday.


Lunch Club

Lunch ClubWe are hoping that the weather will allow us to have a few more trips out in a taxi for those who cannot manage the minibus. However during the winter we will still go out to lunch in the taxis if you would be interested in coming. For places like the park and seafront we will wait for the summer months to return.


PantoOh yes it is!!  We are thinking about booking some tickets once again at the White Rock to see this years production. If you would like to come with us then please let Shelagh know. There will be a charge for your ticket. If any family members are willing to escort that would be gratefully accepted to.

  Manager’s Moment

ManagersSince our last newsletter we have the results from your recent satisfaction audit. The comments will be fed back to staff during their staff meetings held throughout October. We are very excited about our new manicurist and hairdresser starting and really hope that you will all welcome and support them both.  We have appointed another senior carer who commences on the 16th October. There are also some additions to our care team, we have Kelly, Courtney and Steven with a couple more names to add once the references are through. You will know from our recent resident’s meeting that we always aimed to reduce our agency use. As managers we do feel that we should thank our current care team who have worked through this difficult period of recruitment with us. Although we are proud of what we do at Mountside we are always aware and strive to constantly improve throughout. We know you enjoy you activities and outings as well as the entertainers that we have. Our Christmas programme is already nearly full but if there is something missing then please let us knows so we can address it. As always our door is always open for a chat.


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