Birthday celebrations for Kathleen at Penberthy
Penberthy staff, residents and family recently celebrated
Kathleen Affleck’s 97th birthday with her.
Kathleen’s family visited and her daughter and son-in-law
even travelled all the way from Scotland!
Ruth, our lovely cook, made the birthday cake and everyone sang Happy Birthday to our special resident Kathleen. She was a little overwhelmed but enjoyed the singing and the cake.
Art therapy at Trevern
Residents at Trevern did some fabulous art sessions
recently and we created some gorgeous paintings and decoupage pieces and
will be creating more art in the next few weeks.
Our aim is to sell these at
our summer fete to help raise funds to renovate the areas outside our home so that
our residents can more easily go outside and enjoy the lovely sunshine (here’s
hoping we have a lovely summer again!)
Decoupage is the art of decorating an object by gluing
coloured paper cut-outs onto it in combination with special paint effects, gold
leaf and other decorative elements. Commonly, an object like a small box or an
item of furniture is covered by cut-outs from magazines or from
purpose-manufactured papers. (Information taken from Wikipedia).
International Women’s Day celebrations at Woodland House
On International Women’s Day our residents and staff at
Woodland House celebrated all the wonderful women we have here and all the famous women that have made a difference in the world too.
We enjoyed some group chats about a whole host of different
famous women, looking at quotes for Women’s Day - some of which made us laugh
rather a lot.
Some of our favourites were ‘She believed she could so she did’,
‘Little girls with dreams become women with a vision’ and ‘Keep your heels,
head and standards high’!
We chose artist Kara Walker and recreated pieces of her
silhouette work. We used coloured tissue instead of cutting out silhouettes. We
think these look fantastic! We also offered the ladies a bit of pampering by
having their nails filed and painted and we raised a glass of prosecco at lunch
as a toast to all our lovely ladies.
Trewartha receive fabulous vintage paraphernalia
Trewartha were very happy to receive some fabulous vintage
donations recently. A kind lady named Michelle Everard was talking to her
hairdresser recently and discovered that her hairdresser also styled the hair
of some of our residents at Trewartha.
When Michelle was told about our
residents’ memory boxes she jumped at the chance to donate some fabulous
vintage gifts to them. Michelle owns an antique shop in Camborne called La Belle
and amongst some of the items were film and Royal family memorabilia from years
gone by, dress jewellery, bone china cups and saucers, old photographs and old
We hope they will help to conjure up some fond memories for
our residents. We would like to extend our gratitude to Michelle and say thank
you very much. It was a very thoughtful thing to do.