Latest News from Abbeyside Care Group

February 2024

Abbeyside

Abbeyvale

Hello Residents, Families and Friends!

We’ve had a busy month last month, we had a lovely day celebrating Burns! Dave did a fantastic job of addressing the Haggis and we enjoyed tucking
into our neeps and tatties too! We had a fantastic Piper in to play for all of our residents and they were over the moon!

Our team leader Michelle brought in her gorgeous new sprocker puppy Arlo to meet the residents! They loved getting a good cuddle and a kiss, and he cheered everyone up, he is just irresistible.

We are looking forward to this month with valentine’s celebrations and of course pancake day! We will be thankful for those around us, surrounded by red and pink decorations, tales of Cupid, and boxes of chocolate lining the shopping aisles!

As always, we would love any feedback you may have, and we have placed feedback forms at the sign in book! Please feel free to fill one in, it can be named or anonymous, and pop it in the red post box in the entrance area.

We would also love to see some family members on our activity committee. If this is something that interests you, please let us know!

Rhian Evans


The Grove

Hello Residents, Families and Friends!

We have had another great month full of fun activities!  We always love to get our hands dirty with some baking! We made some flapjacks and decorated them beautifully and enjoyed eating them with a good cup of tea! 

We have been spending lots of time on different arts and crafts which have been a great way to keep busy and have a good chat!  We have been painting, card making, and knitting and we have loved it all!

We have managed to get a couple of garden visits in but we look forward to more of these as the weather warms up! The brighter evenings are certainly a breath of fresh air!

We are looking forward to our valentines’ celebrations and we have a special meal planned from our kitchen too! Of course pancake day is also coming which is always great fun and a big hit with the residents!

We are continuing to have our church services every second Wednesday and the residents are so grateful for this. Family and friends are always welcome to join our services.

Visitors are welcome to use our free Wi-Fi, under “Grove_guests” and there is no password required. We also have facilities to skype call our residents so let us know if you would like to do this!

Alison Robertson

January 2024

Abbeyside, Abbeyvale & The Grove

Hello Residents, Families and Friends!

Happy New Year! We have had a fantastic holiday period, celebrating Christmas and new year with several activities on! It has been lovely to see so many families and friends coming in for visits and to join in with our events. Our residents Christmas party was much anticipated and met all our expectations! We are glad it went so well, and the residents really had the most fantastic afternoon!

Thank you so much to all of our visitors and residents who donated to our staff raffle! We had enough prizes for everyone to win at least one item! The staff are over the moon with their prizes and very grateful!

Of course our staff have been well treated over the season, firstly getting their Christmas hampers from the company, filled to the brim with goodies and party food! We then had our usual raffle and our extra special Christmas raffle with lots of lucky winners and they are all thrilled! Christmas day and boxing day meant for a good fun shift with bacon buns and sandwiches for everyone!

We would like to thank our staff for all of their hard work as always, we couldn’t be here without them, they amaze us with their dedication and love for the residents every day!

We would like to wish you and your families a very happy new year and we hope to see you soon!

The Yeats Family

                                                                            

July 2023

Abbeyside

Along with the garden refurbishment, we have added some new signs which are looking great.

       

We very much enjoyed the great weather we had and hope there is more to come! We made the most of it by using our new garden for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks, ice lollies, and activities! We also got down to the beach for ice creams and picnics too.

I hope you all managed to get out and enjoy the sun too!

Claire England

Abbeyvale

As you may already be aware, we are unfortunately losing our wonderful assistant manager Fiona in July. Fiona has decided to take a step back from the front line of care and we wish her all the best wherever life takes her next. Ellah, who has been on management training with us once a week over the past year, will be coming to join our team permanently over the coming weeks and she is excited to get to know everyone!

I hope you have been enjoying the sun recently as we certainly have! We are very lucky to have our patio area that catches the sun perfectly and provides a great space for meals and of course some ice creams! We hope we have more sunshine to come.

Rhian Evans

The Grove

You may well have heard of some changes commencing within our care group over the past and coming weeks. Of course with our new patio area, we have developed another office in the activity lounge. With Alison’s role as director of care, our Training Manager Lesley who has been with the company for many years has moved her office here so that they can work together on policies and training.

We are sad to say that the Abbeyvale assistant manager has stepped back from her role. With this, Ellah will be taking on the role of assistant manager at Abbeyvale. We are sad to lose Ellah, but she will be working closely with the new administrator for some time before fully moving on. 

Our residents are at the heart of everything we do, and we wish to make all transitions as smooth as possible for everyone involved.

Alison Robertson

June 2023

Abbeyside

We were very kindly donated a beautiful bird table in memory of a late resident. We will keep it well topped up with food for the birds and look forward to seeing them all come to rest.

Claire England

Abbeyvale

We have had a lovely month packed with activities and lots of fun trips out. The residents have loved going out for an ice cream and trips to the coast! We are always open to outing ideas so please let us know of anywhere that you think our residents would enjoy!

Our garden is looking lovely with lots of flowers and plants in full bloom. Please feel free to use our outdoor areas during your visits, but please don’t forget hats and suncream as it gets warmer and sunnier! We will soon
be opening the new tearoom by the lounge for visitors. You will be welcome to
use our facilities to make refreshments or yourselves and your loved ones. We
will also have some biscuits. We are very happy to be getting this facility, we
just ask that you clean up after yourselves when you are done.

Rhian Evans

The Grove

The refurbished garden area is very near complete, and the area is looking lovely and bright, especially thanks to all the beautiful donations from you! A lovely group of volunteers have planted three fruit trees in the centre, and the residents have also planted some tomatoes that are getting lots of sun at the moment, so we will hopefully have some home-grown fresh fruit soon!

Alison Robertson