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News & Activities March 2023

Hello all, I hope you have been keeping well and that 2023 has been good to you so far! Please accept my apologies for not receiving a newsletter in February. I can reassure you that we had an exciting activities plan in place, I just didn’t get as far as sharing it with you!

Thank you to those of you who took the opportunity to provide some feedback about our home and service if contacted last month. We have received the results and are preparing an action / improvement plan for some of the points raised, however we were generally very pleased with the feedback, specifically in relation to our wonderful team, thank you.



Relatives Meetings

Myself and Tenniece will be asking to meet with each resident’s next of kin / POA this month for a catch up, care plan review and general feedback. If you would like to arrange this in advance please let us know your preferred date/time, otherwise we will be in touch to arrange this with you in due course.



Covid Update

We have decided to stop requesting masks to be worn, though of course this is as per your own preference. We will continue to assess risk and will keep ourselves updated with guidance, however we feel that the risk is currently reduced and is likely to continue getting better as the weather improves and we enter Spring. Thank you so much for your support and understanding to date.




We have recently welcomed Patricia and Hugh into our home – we hope you are settling in well!

Last month we enjoyed celebrating Peter & Clive’s birthdays, and this month we are looking forward to marking the occasion with Jean & Marjorie – It is always a pleasure to be a part of your special day



Room Vacancy

We currently have a Vacancy to welcome someone new into our Priors Mead Family. Your referrals are most appreciated so please keep us in mind.




We would encourage you all to go on and ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page as we aim to post regular updates and photos of the going ons in our home – Just search ‘Priors Mead Care Home’




Please may we ask you to take the time to complete an online review for us, your feedback is valuable to our home and useful to those looking for their new home;



March Activities

Please don’t hesitate to suggest activities, entertainers or outings to us, as we are always looking to include a variety to ensure we are carrying out activities of interest to our residents. Thank you for your support and feedback so far.


1st – Board Games and Puzzles

2nd – World Book Day – Lets discuss your favourite books, authors and genres

2nd – 3.45pm – Anthony is here to soothe us with his voice and guitar

5th – 11am – Pet Therapy, we wonder which furry friends will visit us today?

6th – 11am – Slow Yoga with Judy

6th – 1pm – Join Sarah for Afternoon Tea whilst we share our fond memories

7th – Spring Flower Painting / Drawing – as your inner artist desires

8th – International Women’s Day, share stories with us of the special women in your lives and we’ll be doing a Historic Womens Quiz

8th – Don’t forget to brush your teeth! The Dentist will be with us

12th – 2pm – Lets create some Sand Art Pictures

14th – 11am – Linley is here with her fun, musical exercise

15th- 1pm – Please join Kelly and Tenniece in the Lounge for a Residents Meeting, we value your feedback! Relatives are welcome to attend.

16th – 2.45pm – Armchair Ballet with Alex

17th – St Patricks Day! Liam Joseph will be joining us from 2pm – please feel free to join us for a drink and some nibbles with this wonderful entertainment

18th – Darts, Cards and Pints!

19th – Happy Mothers Day to all of our lovely ladies! We will be hosting a Mothers Afternoon tea from 2pm, all sons and daughters are welcome to join us to celebrate your Mums

20th – The first day of Spring! At long last, let’s do some flower arranging to get in the mood

20th – 10am – Let’s take an overdue trip to Earlswood Lakes for a stroll and to feed the ducks

21st – 2pm – Join us for a Theatre Show put on by the wonderful Yellow Brick Theatre Company! Please feel free to join us.

21st – World Poetry Day. Can we collaborate to write our very own Priors Mead poem?

22nd – Flower Crafts with Sarah

24th – Carol is here from Musical Interlude to show off her skills playing a variety of instruments

26th – Cranium Crunches; a selection of crosswords, word searches and riddles to give your brain a workout

27th – Decorate your own Bird Feeders to put out in the garden

28th – 11am – Linley visits us again for musical, exercise fun

29th – 11am – Let’s have a browse around Priory Farm Nursery and enjoy a coffee and a slice of cake whilst we’re there

29th – Darts, Cards and Pints!



Dates for your Diary;

  • Our hairdresser, Tina, continues to join us every Wednesday to see to your ‘do
  • Marianne, our Podiatrist, is next due to visit on the 13th April
  • We are expecting the Dentist to visit on the 8th March
  • The opticians are due soon, date TBC.
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