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 >
Our energetic team is never known to duck a challenge and our head of Home Care Donna Roche, Kim Thomas, head of Nettlestead Care home and Joanna Nykiel head of Priors Mead will be taking part in a SkyDive on 21st October to fund-raise for the Alzheimer’s Society. Read More >
From left to right: Kim Thomas, Donna Roche and Joanna Nykiel – Nightingales’ new directors
Nightingales, a family led company that has been providing care to the elderly for over 30 years has appointed three of its senior management team as directors; Donna Roche, head of homecare, Kim Thomas manager of Nettlestead care home in Bromley, and Joanna Nykiel who heads up Priors Mead care home in Reigate. Read More >
Our residents and their daughters had fun reminiscing about their wedding days last week.
Kelly McManus joined the team at Priors Mead following the birth of her daughter Poppy six months ago. She works nights so that she and her partner can share caring for Poppy without outside help. Kelly was a hairdresser prior to starting a family so it’s been quite a change from her previous line of work.
We often heard it said that you see more of your colleagues than you do your family but, as we have seen here at Nightingales Retirement Care, the two aren’t always mutually exclusive!
A popular activity at Priors Mead Care Home is baking, and particular cup-cakes, although there is some suspicion that it was not just for the pleasure of cooking.
Everyone enjoys fresh-cut flowers but the residents of Priors Mead Care Home enjoy going one-stage further and doing their own flower arranging. Apart from an opportunity for a good chat as each compares their efforts with the other, they also brighten up the residents’ rooms and public areas with the next session always in time to replace those passing their best.