Pat Sidlo, our unit manager on Sunflower, has become a dignity champion! Her remarkable effort has even landed her onto the newspaper! Councillor Ann Shackleton has recognised Pat and several other care staff for the work they are doing to promote the importance of treating the elderly with dignity. Pat will now be the dignity champion of Hilltop Lodge Nursing home where she will use all that she has learnt to teach and inspire others to better respect and treat the residents.
We here at Hilltop organised a coffee morning on 22nd September to raise funds for noble cause, Alzheimer's Research UK. We baked a variety of cakes which were on sale along with a tombola and a raffle. The winners of the raffle were announced by a local celebrity - our very own Deputy Mayor of Sandwell, Carol Goult. She came and interacted with staff, residents and family members eager to learn more about how Alzheimer's can affect people. We're very proud to announce that we raised £400 for Alzheimer's Research UK!
On Monday 29Th June we had a creature class therapy session with Emma from animal encounters.
Emma brought 4 animals for residents to feel and touch, there was a skunk called Rico, a leopard Geko called Ringo, a royal python Snake called Queenie and a small red footed tortoise called Redford.
Residents were able to feel the different textures of each one of the animals.
As Emma went around with each of the animals she told Residents different facts about each of them.
On the 11Th June Residents enjoyed an afternoon of sing along entertainment with Danny Lee James. The show was called “Let’s have a party” and included songs such as the birdie song, the locomotion, YMCA and more. Some Residents watched, others sang along and others enjoyed clapping their hands and dancing./
To celebrate St. George’s Day we decorated each lounge and the dining room with England flags and buntings. We also arranged live entertainment for the residents to enjoy. On St. George’s Day we had live entertainment with male vocalist Paulo Pinto.Residents from all units were encouraged to come and join in with the fun. Paulo Pinto sang a variety of songs from different decades he even sang a few up to date songs which the residents appeared to enjoy. Some residents sang along, some clapped their hands, some tapped their feet, some were dancing and some enjoyed just watching.
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