This years party started with Christmas carol singing with the staff, followed by a buffet supper and wine. You can view either video by clicking on YouTube links below.
Mad-hatters Tea Party
Over the Easter Weekend the Residents enjoyed some Easter inspired activities. This included a Madhatters Tea Party organised by our Activities Co-ordinators Ellen and Emily. During the week leading up to the party many Residents helped make decorations for the dining room, including Madhatters mini hats and the White Rabbit’s pocket watch as a centre piece for the table. On the day they enjoyed some yummy sandwiches, mini scones and other treats prepared by Linda one of our chefs. We played music, Bingo and had a big Easter Quiz! The party was a huge success and we’ll no doubt find an excuse for another soon.
Pebble Painting January 2021
On Thursday 21st January 2021 a few of our residents joined in to paint some smile stones. The idea of this activity is to create something that is able to make others smile. On these stones are messages that we hope will make someone’s day. These will be hidden across Exmouth in order for the community to find and re-hide for others. Some are personal with initials and others read messages such as ‘smile’ and ‘bee happy’. This is something simple that we hope will brighten someone’s day throughout these challenging times.
Christmas Day 2020
This year we tried to keep the residents Christmas day the same as every Christmas. Bringing the residents together to enjoy Lunch and Supper on one long table in the dining room. With the odd exception nearly all the residents were able to join us and celebrate together. Sue and Linda spent many days soaking the fruit cake in Brandy and then decorating it. Lunch was a beautiful Turkey Crown from Porky Down and everyone enjoyed the odd glass of wine.
Muriel enjoying the use of our new smoking shelter no more umbrellas!!
On Monday afternoon (25th February 2019) we were visited by youngsters from Exmouth Childcare, a local nursery, run by Shelly Stammers. The residents enjoyed playing jigsaws, trainsets, cards and games with the children.
October 11th saw Summerleaze presented with an award by the Towns Mayor Jeff Trail BEM for coming first in the local Exmouth in Bloom competition 2018. Collecting their prize bowel and certificate is manager Angela Tunstall who said it was a great honour to receive this award amongst so much competition. The team at Summerleaze have worked extremely hard looking after the gardens and the residents have helped by painting stones and placing them around the garden. Our local handyman affectionately known as “Woody” for his bright and colourful shirts has been on top of all the dead heading and weeding throughout the Summer months.
Residents at our care home in Exmouth have been able to once again enjoy all the benefits of a warm bath thanks to a brand new state of the art Transcare Bath. The highly versatile bath enables patients to experience the therapeutic benefits of massage which can help enhance blood circulation, reduce pain, improve posture and encourage an overall sense of well-being. With the added features of colour choices to promote feelings of well-being and increased vitality, the inclusion of aromatherapy is a wonderful way to treat symptoms of illnesses or just to help promote relaxation. The accompanying music features proves to be very soothing for all our clients whilst enjoying a warm relaxing bath. Another hugely beneficial feature of this product is the ability to semi recline the bath so that our residents are able to enjoy being semi-reclined whilst fully immersed neck deep in water.
Here at Summerleaze we had a good reason to celebrate as one of our residents turned 100. To mark the special occasion for Joan Helliwell were family members and friends who enjoyed an afternoon tea with a large cake, beautiful flowers, and a rendition of Happy Birthday. Special Birthday wishes from Her Majesty the Queen were delivered by Exmouth’s deputy mayor Councillor Maddy Chapman.
Joan Helliwell originally from Birmingham had moved to Exmouth from the Chester area with her late husband in 2004 to be closer to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joan has been a resident of Summerleaze in Exmouth since 2012, prior to this she enjoyed an active lifestyle including several holidays with her son.
Happy Birthday Joan from all the staff at Summerleaze
Today it was all excitement in our care home as the Tour of Britain was in Exmouth, its great that such a prestigious sporting event is in our town and even better that it comes right past our doorstep.
As you would expect the Summerleaze team were all out in force to welcome the race come past, we had our banners up, our sponsored Banger Car on display and a real treat for our residents, its great to have the Tour of Britain in Exmouth.
This is classed as a Banger run to Lake Como in Italy all raising money for Help for Heroes and you can follow their progress on the facebook page www.facebook.com/devonwackyracers.
From all at Summerleaze we wish them the very best for such and excellent cause, you can donate on the link here http://www.justgiving.com/devonwackyracers.
Summerleaze a top rated Exmouth Care Home needs care staff to work in our leading Exmouth Care home. These care staff jobs in Exmouth will work with our residents providing a level of care that has made us one of the best care homes in the area. The ideal candidate would be qualified to NVQ Level 2 or above or have at least 2 years experience working with the elderly.
We are always interested in hearing from applicants who want to build a career working with one of the best care homes in the area. As you would expect these Care Staff Jobs pay and conditions are based on experience and what you can bring to the position, for further details and to apply please contact us through the website here – no agencies.
Here at Summerleaze we pride ourselves on our choice of fresh local produce where possible to ensure all our residents have a good healthy choice of wholesome food all served in our light and airy dining room.
We know how important it is for our residents to eat good food which is why we invest heavily in our kitchen facilities and staff training to we can make new and varied menus depending on seasonality and sometimes the individual requests of residents.
This is just one of the many ways we look after our residents making Summerleaze a happy and healthy Care Home.
To find out more and/or arrange a viewing please get in touch through the site here or call us on 01395 279349.