The sun may not have shone but that didn't stop the fun at St Michael's.The party just moved indoors!!
Our Garden Room was decorated with everything British & from the 1940's- Union Jacks, bunting, flags & pictures from the era- pin -ups, Actors, Entertainers, Royalty & advertising photos. Strawberries & Cream and delicious scones were on offer together with Pimm's & cocktails appropriately named 'Vera Lynn' and 'Gracie Fields'.The singing Duo "Hotsy Totsy", in bright 1940's dresses kicked off the Party.
Our residents dressed up in hats, bow-ties and silly glasses, waved their flags and tooted their blowers!!! staff members were appropriately dressed in floral aprons and headscarves, making sure glasses were filled and cream teas served.
The music and singing lead to reminiscing and story telling. The "Hotsy Totsy" girls were very good at keeping to the theme and ensured a good old sing-a-long.
During the afternoon, the sounds of an Ice-cream van could be heard.......Ice-Creams for everyone! A big Thank You to Nick & Sarah for providing over 60 ice-creams from their van.
As the afternoon drew to a close brown paper bags were handed out - Sweet Rations! It was such a fun afternoon, the room filled with music, singing, conversation and laughter.
St Michael's knows how to Party.
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William SageAugust, 2018

“Mother has had dementia for over 10 years and came to St Michael's as a bedbound resident. The attention to her was top notch. All the family were very happy that we were able to get a place here for her. I know this is a business but all the staff were more like family - we shared laughter and tears with them.”

Rita CookJuly, 2019

“My mother had a short stay at St Michael's but she was looked after and cared for excellently. Mum was very poorly but nothing was too much trouble for the staff at St Michael's. It was a very caring home and kept spotlessly clean. There was plenty going on and the social team didn't leave those out who were unable to leave their rooms even if they went in and had a chat or read a book with them. Receptionist very kind and helpful.”

Edward Oatley MBEAugust, 2017

“These are quotes from a letter I sent to St Michael's Care last week after my mother aged 103 died after having spent 6 years in the home.
"You have allowed and enjoyed mum expressing her personality, she has felt totally at home, she felt at ease with whoever was with her she has been able to express her thoughts and views as you made her feel "at home" with all of you."
"Thank you for enjoying her, encouraging her to do her washing, enjoying her moans and laughing and joking with her. You helped all of us understand the needs of the elderly."
"She constantly said how happy she was with all of you. We could go on and on and that is your strength. We will miss her, you will miss her but her memory is there for all of us."”