Herald - Issue 448

26th October 2023 • The HERALD • Page 47 v THE HERALD - Proud to be part of your communityv WE CARE, YOU CARE christinashomecare@hotmail.com Fully Qualified, Insured and Enhanced DBS Call me for a friendly informal chat to discuss whatever you or your loved ones needs are on 07579 766797 Christina’s Home Care Professional Independent Carer Covering Waterside and New Forest Local Residents Get a Boost from Silver Sunday Celebrations Residents and sta at Bupa Care Homes: Knights Grove in North Baddesley, Oak Lodge and Northlands House in Southampton and Maypole in Hedge End recently marked Silver Sunday – the national day that celebrates the older generation, coming together and connecting with the community around them to help boost wellbeing and tackle loneliness. e celebrations, organised by the care homes’ dedicated Activity Coordinators, included a singalong a ernoon tea party, where residents enjoyed homemade sweet treats from the homes’ very own kitchen team and singing to their favourite tunes, such as Twist and Shout, Sweet Caroline, Brown Eyed Girl and Take Me Home Country Road, alongside local entertainers, Will Tierney and Issy Somers. e Silver Sunday activities were a particular hit for Edna, a resident at Knights Grove. She, aged 90, commented: “I had such a lovely day. I particularly enjoyed the homemade food. The chefs always do a brilliant job of treating us, and today they really pulled out all the stops. I had a good chat with lots of friends and even had the chance to meet some new people, which was brilliant.” Joan, another resident at Knights Grove, added: “It was fun to see everyone singing and dancing!” Pamela Nicholson, aged 90, resident at Oak Lodge, commented: “Can I just say the food was absolutely beautiful, I’ve had such a wonderful day, and I’ve really enjoyed having dinner with my girls.” Clare Relf, Home Manager at Knights Grove Bupa Care Home, said: “Silver Sunday is something we love celebrating every year, as it is incredibly important Knights Grove Silver Sunday enjoy. It was amazing to see all the residents have such a great day singing along to music – they never fail to put a smile on all the care teams’ faces.” Maypole, Knights Grove, Oak Lodge and Northlands House Bupa Care Homes are situated in Southampton and welcome residents in need of nursing or residential care. For further information, please visit: www.bupa. co.uk/care-services Evergreen Club for Over 60’s to help our residents experience new things and meet new faces. Our carers did a wonderful job of organising the activities and making sure there was something for everyone to Go along and join the small friendly club for over 60’s, run by Royal Voluntary Service members. ey have a mix of social a ernoons with quizzes and bingo and a ernoon meetings with entertainment or a speaker. ey meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from 1.45pm to 4pm at St John’s Hall, New Road, Hythe. Tea and biscuits are provided during the interval and your rst visit is free! Join them on Thursday 2nd November for a talk by Mike Read titled ‘From Gravel to Grebes’, Thursday 16th November for a social and Thursday 7th December for their Christmas Party with entertainment by Cabin Crew. For more information about the Evergreen Club please call Peter on: 023 8089 1721. Braishfield Ukulele Music Society (BUMS) are hosting sing along sessions for those with dementia on Monday 20th November and Monday 18th December, 2.30pm to 4pm, in All Saint’s Church Room, Braish eld, Romsey, SO51 0QH. All are welcome to take a carer, friend or partner. Song sheets and refreshments provided. e event is free but donations are welcomed to cover expenses. Dementia Sing Along in Braishfield