Shimmer curtains hung at the windows, vintage handbags swung from the lights, 1920's pictures lined the shelves. The cocktails were ready, the umbrellas and slices of fruit in the glasses, the shots on the tray, the canapes on the table, the band began to play and the party began.
Residents wore head dresses, beads and Al Capone hats as they settled into Mike's Speakeasy. Our Executive Chef Simon had chosen delicious, tempting canapes, Debbie and the staff on duty worked hard keeping glasses full of the popular cocktails plus the shot glasses of course.
Residents joined in with Adrian and his Jazzmen, singing along to well known numbers. The band were fun, entertaining and talented and will hopefully be returning again.
An afternoon of laughter, conversation and enjoyment passed too quickly with friendships being made and strengthened. What a fabulous way to spend a February afternoon.
“The end of life care my mother received was excellent, the staff are caring and treated the whole family with dignity during the last weeks of my mother's life. I would highly recommend this amazing nursing home and cannot say anything else but "thank you" for everything.”
Shirley WellerMay, 2018
“Every member of staff at St Michael's has been very caring. They have tended my mother for four months and given her the peace she required before she passed away. They made her last few months very calm. The nurses, Carers, chefs, housekeepers, office and reception staff, and entertainers, (I hope I haven’t missed anyone) all listened to my mum and respected her wishes. Everyone always wanted to say hello to my mum and she always wanted to know how they were. St Michael's is an appropriate saint for all the ‘angels’ who work there. My mum loved to get to the library or garden room where she could sit with my dad. The staff all supported my dad as well during this very stressful time for him. (They have been together for 75 years.). Staff constantly checked that she was OK.
St Michael's is very warm and friendly. The perfect place. Thank you to you all for giving my mum so much.”
Linda StephensOctober, 2018
“Lovely nursing home, all staff very sweet and caring. The nurses were very attentive and on the ball. Entertainment staff very jolly and always trying to find new things to keep the residents amused.
My mother was admitted from hospital on 'end of life care'. When we viewed the home my family and I found it very calm and quiet and we felt it was a lovely environment to be nursed.”