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December 2018 News

December 2018 News

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!



I am sure many of you have already noticed the new look at Priors Mead and will agree that the staff look fantastic in their new uniforms.



We would like to say a special thank you to everyone who took part in the Customer Survey last month. Your feedback is always appreciated and we promise that we do always listen very carefully to any comments or suggestions as to how we might improve.

In fact positive customer reviews and good online ratings increasingly play a key part in helping us come to the attention of potential clients, and so are always valued by us. However, we recognise how valuable your time is so we are offering a bottle of wine to all online reviewers that take the time to share their opinion with us. These can be posted at

We are still collecting stamps (new/old and UK/overseas) for the Air Ambulance. I am sure we can all get involved and start collecting for this worthy charity. Please do drop them off the next time you pop in for a visit.



We now have our facebook page which we would like to encourage you all to go on and share the ‘Priors Mead News’ so if you haven’t already do like our Facebook page!



In the spirit of giving; throughout December we will be collecting donations of long-life food items to contribute to our local Food Bank. if you would like to contribute to this good cause, please let us have your donations by week commencing 17th December. Many thanks.



A trip to Denbies to their gift shop and afternoon tea. Priors Mead Christmas tree will be going up and the lights will be twinkling!

Arts and crafts session with the Little Rays of Sunshine

Gentle yoga chair exercises with Sally

In honour of St Nicholas day Vanessa will be sharing some legendary stories

Join us for National Elf Day when all staff will be in their special Elf gear!

The Salvation Army will be singing Christmas Carols with us

Calling all Families!! Would you like a Christmas Portrait with your relative? We will be joined by Sarah our local photographer who has offered to take your family portraits from £6 per print! Perfect for Christmas Cards and memories

Let’s go to Dovers Green School to watch their Christmas Production ‘Hey Ewe’

Our Little Rays of Sunshine Crew will be doing cupcake decorating with us

Join Vanessa in making Christmas Cards

Christmas shopping day with Vanessa and Zoe

Linley will be joining us for some music therapy

Sal will be singing and playing the piano for us

It’s National Christmas Jumper Day! Please do join us for fun and games to get in the festive spirit

We will be enjoying a cream tea at the Savill Gardens with Stathis

Dovers Green will be coming along to perform their Christmas play. Later on, join us making Winter Lanterns

Children’s Christmas Party with our Little

Rays of Sunshine crew – Santa will be joining us!!

Armchair yoga with Sally

Christmas Around The World’, join us for some food tasting and a talk with some fun facts

Enjoy a hand massage and a manicure with Anne

Enjoy a glass of prosecco and a mince pie or two!! Anthony joins us singing and playing his guitar

GATSBY & GLITZ CHRISTMAS PARTY – Come and join us in your 1920’s glam – Good Vibes Only –

We will be sharing fun stories from our past over Coffee Cocktails

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL – We will be keeping it traditional and opening presents together under the tree. Enjoying a Christmas Dinner and snacking whilst watching festive films late into the night!

B I N G O – This Boxing Day afternoon we will be playing for prizes!

As its National Fruitcake Day, we will be enjoying the treat with tea and taking part in a group quiz – Winner takes the cake!

This afternoon we will be playing various card games – residents vs staff ( After all, it is National Card Playing Day!! )

Join us on a day trip out to Bird World

Join us as we welcome in the New Year by enjoying an evening of music, champagne and canapes

– More activities to be confirmed, please see Vanessa for details –

Please see Vanessa for trips out as there are limited spaces and we want to ensure that everyone who would like to has the chance to join in. Family and friends are welcome to join us on all activities.


Best wishes & Season’s Greetings
All at Priors Mead

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