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Herefordshire Care Homes Harvest Festival 2020

All the homes this year and joined together to have a huge Harvest Festival celebration, this has consisted of residents preparing for the Facebook sale of all the staff and residents wonderful homemade goods, joining in with discussions of what Harvest Festival means to them , Zoom church services, dressing up the homes, growing pumpkins and with the staff teams making this years Harvest Festival the best of all. We are all looking forward to the Zoom on Friday when we all join to see what everyone has done can’t wait here are just a few pictures as the preparations begin .

Hazelhurst Introduce its 100 year old secret

Now we all love Victor and think he is the greatest thing ever...but I found out he has been keeping a 100 year old secret from us who knew that this is growing in our Green House . Victor says this vine is over 100 years old.They are so sweet , Gwyn and I got to try them.

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day 2020 This year, probably more than any before, we really needed to highlight this. 2020 has been challenging for us all, and of course sadly, it has been incredibly difficult for so many. Today we encouraged the residents and staff to talk, to reflect and to share those reflections. Everyone is coping amazingly well, but I know just how hard this year has been. Team Highwell are here for you, for the residents and for each other If you need us, or if we can help in any way no matter how small, reach out and we’ll help. I love the photos of the balloons blowing in the breeze, and of the light shining through the windows. This represents hope. We’re getting through this together, and I’m certain that before you know it we’ll all be together again, and these challenging times will well and truly be behind us. Thank you Dawn for the most delicious cupcakes.

Happy 105th Birthday to Kaye at Highwell House

Wishing the most inspirational lady a very happy 105th birthday today . What a wonderful day we’ve all had Kaye enjoyed a drinks reception at 12 noon, followed by birthday cake and champagne her card from the Queen with her dearest old friend of almost 80 years Jill, and her daughter Justine who drove all the way from London just to be with Kaye today. I’ve never seen the visiting marquee look so fabulous then back inside for a delicious afternoon tea with all the residents including her old neighbour Jeni who Kaye has now been reunited with at Highwell House. It’s an honour and a privilege to care for this most wonderful lady. Kaye looked beautiful today, and loved every moment of it Happy Birthday Kaye from everyone at Highwell House.

A complete sellout at the Farmers Market at Highwell House

The Farmers Market started out as a small idea, and ended up being the most fantastic display of everything I adore about Team Highwell. I was absolutely blown away by the produce that everyone brought in . We had everything you could think of! Spiced gins, cookies, wonky veg, dog biscuits, jams, chutney, tea light holders, salt scrub, jewellery boxes, lavender bags, wine, cakes, wooden bowls, duck eggs etc all homemade or homegrown, and all brilliant! A huge thank you to everyone for getting involved, all orders were placed via telephone or the facebook page , collections of purchased items were collected form the car park and monies placed in the honesty box. The day exceeded all expectations a big thank you Janet who followed up the event with a delicious Ploughman’s lunch which included gorgeous cottage loaves and special thanks to Dawn for displaying the produce so fabulously also big congratulations to Jess for winning the Chase gin in total we have raised just shy of £300 for the residents activity fund. Roll on Harvest festival where we will be planning another one.