What a wet month, we had so much rain and no sunshine. We had a few birthday celebrations, said our goodbyes to colleagues and welcomed back some of our entertainers.
It was ‘Dying Matters Week’ 10-16th May. We talk about this every year so we can discuss our feelings, hopes and memories. We are very diverse at Swarthmore, so we engage in a very interesting discussion about Christian faith, Muslim, Quaker, Catholic, rituals and traditions in Poland, Pakistan and the Philippines. We asked each other lots of questions and learned a bit more about all faiths, practice, and rituals.
Amersham museum brought lots of items that encourages our residents to talk about their working life and memories. Its lovely to hear stories and learn about their life stories. We welcomed back our pianist and one of our singers. It was lovely to have entertainment in the home and our residents thoroughly enjoyed a dance and sing song together. We also had music in the pod with Anne and a friend, they played their violins to some of our residents.
Lots of new craft sessions have been introduced by Jeanette and we look forward to hearing whats on the horizon for June.
We have said our goodbyes to Jess one of superhero carers’ and Tony who was our Accountant. We wish them both well in their new roles.