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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Jane SutcliffeFebruary, 2017

“My step mother was admitted to St Michael's after a 10-week spell in the Hospital. She had previously been in a residential home.
We were very anxious as one hears such horror stories about some nursing homes, but our fears were soon put to rest. From the reception staff to the cleaners, carers and nurses they are, without exception, wonderful. Sadly she was very frail when she arrived and was only there for six weeks before she passed away. The care she received for the last part of her life was, without a doubt, the best she could have received anywhere. Our heartfelt thanks to all concerned.”

John KentMarch, 2017

“First initial contact is extremely important. I arrived unannounced close to lunch time and was greeted courteously. I asked if the home had any vacant rooms for my 97 year old mother and would it be possible to show me the room/s and other resident areas. I was politely advised that the duty nurse was just finishing a task and would dutifully assist my request shortly. I was asked if would like a cup of tea or coffee while waiting - an excellent welcome I thought. When the duty nurse appeared and after formal introduction, I was shown around the home and the different areas i.e. dining, lounge and garden etc. I was shown rooms that might be suit my mother should we elect to place her in St Michael's Care.
I asked several pertinent questions some were the number of staff on duty at night, frequency of staff training i.e. H & S, COSH, Fire Prevention etc. very satisfied.
My mother, now passed away, was happy and comfortable and was diligently cared for by the excellent staff. Thank you.”

Carol CookMarch, 2019

“My mum went into St Michael's Care for end of life care. The staff and home is just amazing and can't thank them enough for what they did for my mum, nothing was too much trouble. The care my mum received and the support to me was first class at such a painful time.”