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Rotary donation of Crocus Corms

I was recently contacted by the local Rotary Club. They explained that one of their campaigns to eradicate polio, involves the purchase of hundreds of crocus corms. The Rotary thought it would be a good idea to offer some of the bulbs to local care homes. For over 35 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The Purple4Polio activities suggested by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland are to raise funds and awareness for End Polio Now, Rotary’s global campaign to eradicate polio across the world.  Ann Marie our Activities Co-ordinator took the initiative to use the corms as an activity. Our residents took part in planting the crocus corms in decorative pots which are now standing on our patio wall. We are looking forward to the beginning of Spring when the beautiful purple flowers bloom. Thank you Rotary. …

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September Activity at Swarthmore

It was a busy month for birthdays – lots of lovely ladies had a special cake made for the occasion. Exercise is so important so our very own Sarra is running her weekly exercise classes in the lounge. Lots of residents are taking part, fun had by all. Its important for everyone to keep moving, exercise our body so we can move around as long as possible. Lots of participating residents – we look forward to more pictures. Quaker Meetings are held on Sunday’s via Zoom live from Jordans Quaker Meeting Room. Residents at Swarthmore can attend the weekly meeting in our Quiet Room. This gives time to reflect, continue their meetings and they can see their fellow friends. Thank goodness for technology during these testing times. We held our Annual Macmillan Coffee Morning without visitors. We received cake donations from Waitrose and Tesco. Members of staff made cakes and we were able to enjoy and raise money for Cancer Awareness. Thank you to everyone who donated. Ann Marie and Torrie managed to arrange a couple of ladies to sing to the residents from the gardens. Residents and staff sat inside whilst Heidi and Emily sang from the outside. Thank you for delivering a super choice of songs and beautiful voices. This was a wonderful experience enjoyed by Residents and staff. The residents danced along with staff and sang their hearts out. We have also experienced armchair visits to Brazil and other countries, exploring all sorts of knowledge. Shirmin, one of our Senior Carer's shared the knowledge of her stamp collection with the residents. Lots of stamps to view with interesting facts.   A big thanks to our Head of Housekeeping, Louise.  She has stepped in as our hairdresser during these difficult times. This has kept our lovely ladies looking glamorous as ever and our gents looking spick and span. A big thank you for your extra hard work. …

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Sports Day

Here at Swarthmore Residential Care Home our Activities Staff organised a Sports Day for the first time. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather in Gerrards Cross as the sun came out. This meant that the residents could come outside and enjoy the sunshine and join in the fun. Lots of games and races were arranged such as a wheelchair race, sack race, football, hula hoops and more …………….. The staff also held races of their own, such as a football exercise which was put together by our own football coach Mr Doherty. I think the sack race was the most entertaining; staff attempting to get to the finishing line! At the end of the games we held an award ceremony. Winners of races received a medal, everyone who attended the day received a rosette or badge, so celebrations were enjoyed by all. To finish off a fun afternoon, a local ice cream van arrived, and everyone enjoyed an ice cream or two to celebrate the day. Thanks again to Ann Marie and Torrie for organising a super day. …

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Virtual Reality

We introduced Virtual Reality during activities this afternoon.  The ladies experienced a magical story in an enchanted forest where things came to life.  They came face to face with a dragon in a deep colourful forest where nature came alive.  We look forward to the next experience!…

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Families Re-unite 

We welcomed the first of our garden visits today.  Lovely to see smiling faces as families re-unite.  We look forward to seeing many more.…

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Thank You

Our local Waitrose in Gerrards Cross kindly offered to enter Swarthmore into their Community Matters Scheme in May. We have received a generous amount of £333.00. We will put this towards an area for activities for our residents in due course when we have put some ideas together. I would like to thank Ketki Mehta, Partner & Community Lead at Waitrose and Partners for organising this opportunity. Thank you from all at Swarthmore Care Home …

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Weekly Roundup of Activities

Another busy week with activities.  We held our very own Ladies Day, Ascot Races in our own grounds - hats worn by all!  We had birthday celebrations and had a few dancing lessons with our very own Sarra.  Fun had by all.  …

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Carers Week - Celebrations

Carer's Week - 8-14th JuneWe thought it was an ideal opportunity to say a big thank you to our wonderful staff.  We have received some lovely donations from various companies, so we took the opportunity to make up some goody bags and had a celebration ceremony to present them to the staff.We would like to thank the following companies for the generous donations:Sainsburys of Luton - Thanks to Mark and Kirsty Chiltern Candle Company-  - Thanks to Trish Prescotts Chocolate  - Thanks to Vicki  Shirley's Truly Scrumptious SweetsOn Line Natural Items made with lavender  …

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Rotary donation of Crocus Corms

I was recently contacted by the local Rotary Club. They explained that one of their campaigns to eradicate polio, involves the purchase of hundreds of crocus corms. The Rotary thought it would be a good idea to offer some of the bulbs to local care homes. For over 35 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The Purple4Polio activities suggested by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland are to raise funds and awareness for End Polio Now, Rotary’s global campaign to eradicate polio across the world.  Ann Marie our Activities Co-ordinator took the initiative to use the corms as an activity. Our residents took part in planting the crocus corms in decorative pots which are now standing on our patio wall. We are looking forward to the beginning of Spring when the beautiful purple flowers bloom. Thank you Rotary. …

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September Activity at Swarthmore

It was a busy month for birthdays – lots of lovely ladies had a special cake made for the occasion. Exercise is so important so our very own Sarra is running her weekly exercise classes in the lounge. Lots of residents are taking part, fun had by all. Its important for everyone to keep moving, exercise our body so we can move around as long as possible. Lots of participating residents – we look forward to more pictures. Quaker Meetings are held on Sunday’s via Zoom live from Jordans Quaker Meeting Room. Residents at Swarthmore can attend the weekly meeting in our Quiet Room. This gives time to reflect, continue their meetings and they can see their fellow friends. Thank goodness for technology during these testing times. We held our Annual Macmillan Coffee Morning without visitors. We received cake donations from Waitrose and Tesco. Members of staff made cakes and we were able to enjoy and raise money for Cancer Awareness. Thank you to everyone who donated. Ann Marie and Torrie managed to arrange a couple of ladies to sing to the residents from the gardens. Residents and staff sat inside whilst Heidi and Emily sang from the outside. Thank you for delivering a super choice of songs and beautiful voices. This was a wonderful experience enjoyed by Residents and staff. The residents danced along with staff and sang their hearts out. We have also experienced armchair visits to Brazil and other countries, exploring all sorts of knowledge. Shirmin, one of our Senior Carer's shared the knowledge of her stamp collection with the residents. Lots of stamps to view with interesting facts.   A big thanks to our Head of Housekeeping, Louise.  She has stepped in as our hairdresser during these difficult times. This has kept our lovely ladies looking glamorous as ever and our gents looking spick and span. A big thank you for your extra hard work. …

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Sports Day

Here at Swarthmore Residential Care Home our Activities Staff organised a Sports Day for the first time. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather in Gerrards Cross as the sun came out. This meant that the residents could come outside and enjoy the sunshine and join in the fun. Lots of games and races were arranged such as a wheelchair race, sack race, football, hula hoops and more …………….. The staff also held races of their own, such as a football exercise which was put together by our own football coach Mr Doherty. I think the sack race was the most entertaining; staff attempting to get to the finishing line! At the end of the games we held an award ceremony. Winners of races received a medal, everyone who attended the day received a rosette or badge, so celebrations were enjoyed by all. To finish off a fun afternoon, a local ice cream van arrived, and everyone enjoyed an ice cream or two to celebrate the day. Thanks again to Ann Marie and Torrie for organising a super day. …

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Virtual Reality

We introduced Virtual Reality during activities this afternoon.  The ladies experienced a magical story in an enchanted forest where things came to life.  They came face to face with a dragon in a deep colourful forest where nature came alive.  We look forward to the next experience!…

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Families Re-unite 

We welcomed the first of our garden visits today.  Lovely to see smiling faces as families re-unite.  We look forward to seeing many more.…

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Thank You

Our local Waitrose in Gerrards Cross kindly offered to enter Swarthmore into their Community Matters Scheme in May. We have received a generous amount of £333.00. We will put this towards an area for activities for our residents in due course when we have put some ideas together. I would like to thank Ketki Mehta, Partner & Community Lead at Waitrose and Partners for organising this opportunity. Thank you from all at Swarthmore Care Home …

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Weekly Roundup of Activities

Another busy week with activities.  We held our very own Ladies Day, Ascot Races in our own grounds - hats worn by all!  We had birthday celebrations and had a few dancing lessons with our very own Sarra.  Fun had by all.  …

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Carers Week - Celebrations

Carer's Week - 8-14th JuneWe thought it was an ideal opportunity to say a big thank you to our wonderful staff.  We have received some lovely donations from various companies, so we took the opportunity to make up some goody bags and had a celebration ceremony to present them to the staff.We would like to thank the following companies for the generous donations:Sainsburys of Luton - Thanks to Mark and Kirsty Chiltern Candle Company-  - Thanks to Trish Prescotts Chocolate  - Thanks to Vicki  Shirley's Truly Scrumptious SweetsOn Line Natural Items made with lavender  …

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Rotary donation of Crocus Corms

I was recently contacted by the local Rotary Club. They explained that one of their campaigns to eradicate polio, involves the purchase of hundreds of crocus corms. The Rotary thought it would be a good idea to offer some of the bulbs to local care homes. For over 35 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The Purple4Polio activities suggested by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland are to raise funds and awareness for End Polio Now, Rotary’s global campaign to eradicate polio across the world.  Ann Marie our Activities Co-ordinator took the initiative to use the corms as an activity. Our residents took part in planting the crocus corms in decorative pots which are now standing on our patio wall. We are looking forward to the beginning of Spring when the beautiful purple flowers bloom. Thank you Rotary. …

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September Activity at Swarthmore

It was a busy month for birthdays – lots of lovely ladies had a special cake made for the occasion. Exercise is so important so our very own Sarra is running her weekly exercise classes in the lounge. Lots of residents are taking part, fun had by all. Its important for everyone to keep moving, exercise our body so we can move around as long as possible. Lots of participating residents – we look forward to more pictures. Quaker Meetings are held on Sunday’s via Zoom live from Jordans Quaker Meeting Room. Residents at Swarthmore can attend the weekly meeting in our Quiet Room. This gives time to reflect, continue their meetings and they can see their fellow friends. Thank goodness for technology during these testing times. We held our Annual Macmillan Coffee Morning without visitors. We received cake donations from Waitrose and Tesco. Members of staff made cakes and we were able to enjoy and raise money for Cancer Awareness. Thank you to everyone who donated. Ann Marie and Torrie managed to arrange a couple of ladies to sing to the residents from the gardens. Residents and staff sat inside whilst Heidi and Emily sang from the outside. Thank you for delivering a super choice of songs and beautiful voices. This was a wonderful experience enjoyed by Residents and staff. The residents danced along with staff and sang their hearts out. We have also experienced armchair visits to Brazil and other countries, exploring all sorts of knowledge. Shirmin, one of our Senior Carer's shared the knowledge of her stamp collection with the residents. Lots of stamps to view with interesting facts.   A big thanks to our Head of Housekeeping, Louise.  She has stepped in as our hairdresser during these difficult times. This has kept our lovely ladies looking glamorous as ever and our gents looking spick and span. A big thank you for your extra hard work. …

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Sports Day

Here at Swarthmore Residential Care Home our Activities Staff organised a Sports Day for the first time. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather in Gerrards Cross as the sun came out. This meant that the residents could come outside and enjoy the sunshine and join in the fun. Lots of games and races were arranged such as a wheelchair race, sack race, football, hula hoops and more …………….. The staff also held races of their own, such as a football exercise which was put together by our own football coach Mr Doherty. I think the sack race was the most entertaining; staff attempting to get to the finishing line! At the end of the games we held an award ceremony. Winners of races received a medal, everyone who attended the day received a rosette or badge, so celebrations were enjoyed by all. To finish off a fun afternoon, a local ice cream van arrived, and everyone enjoyed an ice cream or two to celebrate the day. Thanks again to Ann Marie and Torrie for organising a super day. …

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Virtual Reality

We introduced Virtual Reality during activities this afternoon.  The ladies experienced a magical story in an enchanted forest where things came to life.  They came face to face with a dragon in a deep colourful forest where nature came alive.  We look forward to the next experience!…

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Families Re-unite 

We welcomed the first of our garden visits today.  Lovely to see smiling faces as families re-unite.  We look forward to seeing many more.…

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Thank You

Our local Waitrose in Gerrards Cross kindly offered to enter Swarthmore into their Community Matters Scheme in May. We have received a generous amount of £333.00. We will put this towards an area for activities for our residents in due course when we have put some ideas together. I would like to thank Ketki Mehta, Partner & Community Lead at Waitrose and Partners for organising this opportunity. Thank you from all at Swarthmore Care Home …

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Weekly Roundup of Activities

Another busy week with activities.  We held our very own Ladies Day, Ascot Races in our own grounds - hats worn by all!  We had birthday celebrations and had a few dancing lessons with our very own Sarra.  Fun had by all.  …

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Carers Week - Celebrations

Carer's Week - 8-14th JuneWe thought it was an ideal opportunity to say a big thank you to our wonderful staff.  We have received some lovely donations from various companies, so we took the opportunity to make up some goody bags and had a celebration ceremony to present them to the staff.We would like to thank the following companies for the generous donations:Sainsburys of Luton - Thanks to Mark and Kirsty Chiltern Candle Company-  - Thanks to Trish Prescotts Chocolate  - Thanks to Vicki  Shirley's Truly Scrumptious SweetsOn Line Natural Items made with lavender  …