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Christmas at Herefordshire Care Homes

All the homes within the group have done an amazing job again this year with their fantastic Christmas Displays.

Here are just some of the amassing displays 

Herefordshire Care Homes win at the Great British Care Awards 2023

2023-11-04

HIGHWELL HOUSE HONEY

HIGHWELL HOUSE HONEY 

This has been an incredible project from the start, and one in which both the residents and staff are loving From sewing the wildflower seeds, to watching the flower border bloom, to welcoming the arrival of our queen and first swarm of bees, to maintaining the health of our hives, to harvesting our first batch of honey and spinning it from the honey frames before finally passing it through muslin cloths and into jars We have collected 18 jars of raw, creamy and delicious honey. We also collected the beeswax, which Jan cleaned and this evening I have made 10 beeswax and lavender tea light they smell amazing, and it’s meant we have used every part of the product and nothing has gone to waste Thank you Les for teaching us, and enabling us to share in this fascinating experience. Hopefully, later in the summer we’ll have another batch ready Michael’s grandson is a graphic designer and is designing the labels for us, and once we have them we’ll label up the jars. If anyone would like a jar of honey, please see Trudi or Sarah, cost is £6 a jar with all profits going to the residents fund 

 

The Summer Starts

The BBQ queen is off and running with her first one of the season we’ve bought her a new BBQ to cook on for this year and she didn’t disappoint us the marinated chicken kebabs, burgers and sausages were delicious and the salads a perfect accompaniment, thanks Jan all enjoyed with the obligatory Pimms and lemonade of course and for those who remember our wonderful resident Mona, her rose ‘Desdemona’ is out and is simply beautiful plus a huge Happy Birthday to Sarah, thank you for bringing your passion and enthusiasm to Highwell House, it’s great having you on our team. 

 

Dementia Action week 15th-21st May




Dementia Action Week (15-21 May) is an awareness raising campaign Each year the Alzheimer’s Society works with individuals and
organisations across the UK to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’. This year
the theme is timely diagnosis. Today at Highwell House we invited friends and
family to come and join our Dementia Cafe
We chatted about dementia, raised awareness on what charities are trying to achieve and we signposted families to community support groups. We gave out purple ribbons to wear and we enjoyed a fabulous quiz. It was a lighthearted and fun afternoon but one which carried a special message.

Here's just a few pictures of what the residents have been up to













May

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