The theme for October was “Harvest Month” where throughout the month we talked and reminisced about harvest festivals and services. We also celebrated all things spooky for Halloween which included making decorations for our homes, carving pumpkins, a Halloween quiz and trick or treating with local children from the community. Here’s a few more things that our residents have been up to:

Friday 3rd October Woodlands Residents took a trip into Fleet for a spot of shopping. Whilst we were there Residents took the opportunity to pop in to the bank to pay in the money we had all raised on our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon, a grand total of £224.50. We finished the morning by going for a nice cup of coffee and a rather large piece of Victoria Sponge Cake!

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On Friday 10th October Residents visited their favourite local pub The Tweseldown. Residents really love visiting this pub as we are always made to feel so welcome by the staff and really enjoy the friendly atmosphere. The morning was full of laughter, good conversation a few bags of crisps and sherries all round.

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All homes celebrated pink day on October 17th to raise awareness for breast cancer. Staff dressed up in all things pink including their hair! Residents enjoyed various activities such as cake decorating ready for the afternoon tea party. The day finished off with some great entertainment by the “Jonti Duo” at Hill House, where all the residents sang along to some well-known songs and danced the afternoon away.

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Throughout the month Residents have also enjoyed singing by Toni Sue, The Kings Singers, singing for the brain with Barbara Raynor and a Charity Quiz Night.

Thursday 23rd October Woodlands hosted a very special afternoon party for one of our members of staff. On this day 25 years ago Activity Co-ordinator Susan Bailey began her service with Woodlands and Hill Brow. Susan was joined by Residents, members of staff past and present, family and friends to show their appreciation for her continued and valued contribution over the years. There was music, singing, dancing and lots of delicious food to ensure that everyone had a very enjoyable time.  The local press came along to record this event, so look out for the report in the local newspaper!

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On Friday October 31st Residents visited Redfields Garden Centre and really enjoyed looking at all the beautiful Christmas trees and wonderful decorations. Some of our Residents where especially taken by the rather real looking toy penguins and the really large waving polar bear. We ended a great morning by all going for a hot chocolate with lots of whipped cream and marshmallows and of course some yummy shortbread biscuits.

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