Many congratulations are due to our Activities Coordinator Donna. She has completed her ‘Improving Dementia Care’ course with the Open University. Activities are a crucial part of the support and care we give to people living with Dementia, so Donna’s new knowledge will be a fantastic addition to the team’s resources. Well done Donna!
Here at Bunkers Hill we had our very own Last Night of the Proms celebration last Friday. There was bunting galore, a tea party and a singer in the garden, who was watched from the suite windows. In true Last Night fashion there was lots of hand clapping, foot stomping and flag waving. Our singer Victoria was sensational and everyone had a fantastic time. Let’s hope we can watch the real thing as well next year!
The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) has launched a Professional Care Workers Week for 2020 which is taking place from 1st to the 4th September.
The week invites people from across the sector to attend events virtually or in person to celebrate and appreciate care workers. The week is also designed to boost the perception of social care in the public consciousness and bring acknowledgement to care workers.
As a company United Health totally supports the aims of the week, and the importance of recognising care workers has never been more apparent than it is at the moment.
The way all care workers have embraced and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic is testament to fantastic commitment they have to caring for people, which is why the theme for the week this year is ‘Respect and Recognition’.
We would like to show our support for all care workers this week and for the months ahead, and hope the event is a success.
What a lovely day we had at Bunkers last week when we all went to the ’Seaside’. There was a seaside themed singalong, a seaside quiz and on each suite we had a range of games including Hook a Duck, Tin Can Alley…and of course we took some silly seaside style photos. Much of the event took place in the garden and we had candy floss and donuts for everyone. A great time was had by all and we hope to be beside the sea again soon!
Here’s a very informative poster from “National Online Safety” explaining how to be mindful of “Phishing” online.”Phishing emails and text messages may look like they’re from a company you know or trust. They may look like they’re from a bank, a credit card company, a social networking site, an online payment website or app, or an online store.Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment.”If in doubt, it’s worth checking with the sender before clicking the link.
The weather was hot, hot, hot! But that was perfect for our regular entertainer Jeremy who’s able to treat us to a number of songs from the garden. Meanwhile inside our lovely residents enjoyed the music accompanied by some fab ice creams – well you’ve got to stay cool haven’t you!
The current pandemic and lockdown has placed enormous stress on a lot of people. Very few of us will have lived through the last few months without our mental health being affected. This is true for both adults and children. We have found this chart by Banana Tree Log a good simple guide to help is all stay as happy and mentally healthy as possible. We hope it gives you some good tips.
Over the past few weeks we have received some lovely gifts from relatives and local businesses, but none nicer than the one we received this week from Joan Raby’s family.
What a lovely collection of treats for us to share. They all came beautifully gift wrapped and with a lovely message. So thank you to the lovely Raby family – your warmth and generosity is truly appreciated by all our staff.
At United Health we have all been working really hard to keep our residents and staff safe; eliminating the spread of COVID-19.
Help us and yourself to keep doing that, by wearing a mask when going into a shop from 24th July.
REMINDER: If you’re contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service, you will not be asked to provide any passwords, bank account details or PINs.
For more information, visit: http://actionfraud.police.uk/testandtrace