Newsletter 2015

Newsletter Summer 2015

Inside This Issue

Welcome to the Summer Newsletter 1 Nello at Newford 1 Residents Special days 2 The Cinema and Movie Afternoons 2 Outings and Entertainment 3 Training 3 Future Activities 3

By Chris Slinn, Joanne Webb, Angela Clancy and Hollie Webb


Dear Reader,

A Warm welcome to the Summer newsletter of NEWFORD Nursing Home.

We would like to start by wishing everyone at Newford Nursing Home, a lovely Summer.

This year our ambition is to keep producing a newsletter every quarter to share experiences and news in our Home. These can be sent out on email if you like – just make sure Chris has your email addresses by dropping them into the front office or ask for your free copy.

In order to provide an excellent service to residents in our home we believe it is essential that we are both professional in our management and compassionate in our care.

At NEWFORD Nursing Home we were proud to announce the visit of Neil Baldwin whose story was the subject of the film Marvellous. We presented Neil with an official certificate – A FRIEND OF NEWFORD. We hosted an afternoon about his life, Hollie wrote his biography, we showed clips from his award winning speech at the Baftas and we held a question and answer session with our residents. We then all watched his film ( This was the 38th time for Neil ) and then

The Management meetings happen every week, on Tuesday afternoon’s, where experiences and ideas are shared with The Chairman. If you have anything you wish to discuss in these meetings – please write it down and we will take it into the next meeting for discussion.

We held a meet and greet with the residents. Our residents are central in everything that we do and we are continually striving to look at ways of improving and offering choices to them so their lives are fulfilled and we would welcome any ideas and suggestions that you may have.

Summer 2015 News

Special days for the Residents

All of us enjoy celebrating special occasions and taking part in hobbies. For many people, however, when the time comes for them to go into a home they suddenly stop being as involved in things which they once were.

In our home we are always striving to maintain or improve our residents, interaction with the wider community, as well as the community here within NEWFORD

We are constantly looking for ways to develop a positive practice in how we encourage our residents and their families, to be involved in special occasions, activity sessions, outings and so on, whilst still establishing each persons individuality.

Our objective at NEWFORD Nursing Home is to implement successful ways in which all residents, regardless of their ability, are involved in celebrations and activity sessions and hence allow them to have positive interactions and maintain their independence.

Many initiatives are already in place in our home.


The Activities team prepare wonderful afternoons with the residents favourite movies.
This creates a wonderful warm glow around the home for residents, relatives and the staff.

• We have the films playing in the Dining Room or as we like to call it our HOME THEATRE

• Its nice and loud – just like the cinema. The sound comes through our special pa system and we have snacks from our usherettes.

The Movie Afternoons are a great success

The outcome of this brought the spirit of happiness to people coming into the home and residents of the home going out and about in their local community. We wanted to be seen as a positive place where people would want to come and visit and live.

Happy Birthday to Dorothy and Gwyn and their Birthday Cakes – also Lilian enjoying an activity session with her Daughter and Claire from our Activities Team.

Neil Baldwin watches his film and Julie is the Usherette.

“The Cinema
in the Dining room is fantastic”

The Gazebo goes up in the residents garden this week.

Outings and Entertainment

The residents enjoy a varied social life which includes Bingo, Hairdressing, Aromatherapy, Nails and Beauty each week. Cinema afternoons and gentle sports and exercise classes

WELCOME to our new staff member – Care Assistant Leigh-Anne Bedson


Training for all the Staff at Newford has been completed in SOVA, Nutrition, Moving and Handling, Principles of Care, Infection Control and Food Hygiene for the Kitchen Staff.

Summer Activities

8th June – is Italian Week
15th June is Pet Therapy week
18th June Nesta’s Ark Animal Show at 1.30pm

22nd June – Summer Week
25th June Dave Marshall at 2pm
29th June – American Week
6th July – Music Week
8th July – Laurence – Music and Puppets 2pm 13TH JULY – Baking Week
15TH July – Joe the Gardener’s Summer Show 2pm 20th JULY – Cinema Week
27th July – CIRCUS WEEK
29TH July Circus Workshop

Please see the board for a full list of activities and times or ask the Activities Staff.