A Warm Welcome
We would like to say a big welcome to our new volunteers Emily, Lilly and Charlotte from Dunottar school who are participating in their Duke of Edinburgh awards. We hope you will be very happy working amongst the Priors Mead family. We would also like to welcome our Little Ray of Sunshine crew who i am sure many of you have seen over the past few weeks. The children come and visit on a Tuesday morning and enjoy activities with our residents. Each week is a different theme; music, crafts, baking, bubbles and wrapped up with a sing-a-long – so far this has proved most successful and we have had some really lovely sessions and a lot of smiles by both young and old!
Unfortunately we say farewell to our chiropodist Alex after many years of visiting. However you will be pleased to know her colleague Paula will be taking over and Alex has introduced her to her clients here at Priors Mead ahead of the change!
We are delighted to share that our resident David was submitted into a competition to win a trip on the British Airways I360 which he has been lucky enough to win! Quality Care Insurance Services started a project to turn residents dreams into reality by creating ‘Pollards Promise’ and David is the first ever winner. Well done David and have a fantastic day! Please do see the link below to find out more about this fantastic project. http://qcis.co.uk/latest-news/pollards-promises/ Read More >
Like their clients, Nick & Sarah Bruce knew that one day they would want to retire, but which would mean addressing the thorny issue of what happened next for their company. Read More >
I am sure you will all agree that the Summer Party was a huge success and a great time was had by all. The party was very well supported and we have received lovely feedback. We were also joined by members of the Reigate Bowling Club who really enjoyed the afternoon. Photos have been added to our digital frame in the entrance hall so do have a look next time you pop in. A BIG thank you to Anna, Anne, Kay and Stathis for all their efforts behind the scenes and of course Vanessa for taking a lead in the event. Read More >
Nightingales care team is significantly reducing its administration time using voice-recognition technology to record home visit reports. Read More >
We have had some great activities over the past couple of months; please don’t forget friends and families are always welcome to join in. Read More >
Zoe Webster will have been part of the Priors Mead team for 27 years this year. Who better then to comment on the qualities of a great carer?
A Warm Welcome
We would like to welcome new resident Marjorie Wanless who moved in to Priors Mead in January and hope that she will be very happy and soon feel part of the Priors Mead family.
We would also like to welcome Joseph who is joining us in February on work experience from East Surrey College. Joseph will join in with activities alongside Vanessa.
As a society we interact with people of all ages as we go about our daily lives; we meet mothers and children, teenagers, adults and older people. It is becoming increasingly evident through studies that there are many positive benefits of intergenerational interactions. As we age and become less mobile our world can become smaller and we need to plan more to have access to the company of younger people especially if we do not have families of our own with visits from nephews, nieces and grandchildren.
Tenniece is a mum of three young children aged, 5, 3 and 2 so she is a busy lady. She originally worked as a teaching assistant before deciding to pursue a career in care. She lives locally and decided to join the team at Priors Mead as she was looking for a career change and something that would offer her a bit more flexibility around her young family. Read More >