We had such fun on the lawn this afternoon, serenaded by beautiful classical music. We know how to have fun at Shinfield View
Craig Summers, our company trainer came to give us first aid training last week and our resident, Neil joined in too. We were all awarded certificates.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Community circuits class the last four weeks
It was great to make some new friends while getting our summer bodies in shape, keep an eye out for future dates
We focused this week on Nature and the great outdoors and how it can have such a huge impact on our mental health and well-being.
There are a million reasons why nature is good for the mind, body, and soul
These are some of the Shinfield View's staff and residents happy places
It gave us great pleasure to be able to donate a few herbs, soil, and plants to Shinfield Infants School today
Good luck to class F2 with your new sensory garden
We had a great time, a flutter on the horses, strawberries and cream, and a glass of bubbly!
We celebrated with two of our lovely gentlemen at Shinfield View, they were visited earlier in the week by some generous brothers from the mosque who left treats for them to enjoy
Today was the first live music in a very long time! We had a good old knees-up with plenty of singing and dancing. The perfect way to end another busy week at Shinfield View
Today we held a cake sale outside Shinfield View Care Home, to raise money for Alzheimer's Society. The rain didn't dampen our spirits! We had a very special helper taking donations!
Thank you so much to Shinfield Infant School for your involvement with Dementia Action Week! Your Forget-me-not flowers are on display in the front window of Shinfield View with so much pride
Throughout Dementia Action week we shared stories of some of our lovely Shinfield View residents. The first picture above is Norma: When Norma was in her 20s she began her career as a milliner for Dickens and Jones on Bond Street in London where she started out as an apprentice, she went on from there to make very fancy bespoke hats for all sorts of occasions.
Norma got to travel and attend Paris fashion week, it was the highlight of the job!!
Throughout this week we will be sharing stories about the incredible people we have the privilege of looking after in our home in aid of Dementia action week, so stay tuned everyone
The second image is Bert! Bert was born and grew up in Plymouth with his mum, dad, and two sisters.
When Bert was in his early 20’s he went to Torquay where he met his wife Sheila who he said he met at a dance
He said he was the better dancer but would never tell her that
Bert was a lecturer at Reading University on Agricultural economics and said he loved his job!!
He now resides here at Shinfield View
1940’s vintage afternoon tea dance complete with old sweet shop and everyone’s favourite penny sweets!
These were the years most of our residents made their life long friendships and first fell in love, although most residents of that era say it was some of the toughest times they lived through it was also some of the best memories they have and they were having the time of their lives!!
Our residents love their weekly session of arts and crafts
A lovely treat for our residents, with a drink in the Aragon Bar!
Finally the Summer weather arrived and we are able to take in our beautiful grounds
Perfect weather today for us all to enjoy Fred's Ratpack classics. Shinfield View certainly has the Summer vibe!
The guys had great fun today building a tank