The Sun shone brightly and the garden looked inviting for our Easter Party.
The Easter bunny had left paw prints from the front door through to The Garden Room so the children & adults knew that the Easter eggs had been delivered, and no matter how well the eggs had been hidden, those children could sniff that chocolate out! The children's laughter filled the air as did the noise of our visiting farmyard. True to their word, the mobile Farm Experience arrived with two calves, two Pigs, two Lambs and a goat along with Chickens & Chicks.
As Darren sang his Rock 'N' Roll songs our residents enjoyed the music & the sunshine outside in the garden and patio, drinking and eating, many were wearing their Easter bonnets.
Children & residents held the chicks and petted the animals, the experience bringing back memories and stories of childhood.
The whole afternoon was bright and cheerful and once a gin our residents had a very social time.
£77 was raised through our raffle, so Thank You very much to those who bought tickets and donated prizes. The money raised will go towards the residents fund and Debbie has already got her eye on some sound and scent sensory activity sets from Active Minds, a company who design, test and sell products specifically for the needs of the older generation.
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Glyn PettitNovember, 2018

“Our mother was admitted to St Michael's in April 2018 for end of life care. During her stay our mother has received the highest quality care in beautiful surroundings, The decor of the room was of a high standard and also restful. Furniture was constantly being upgraded and all suitable equipment for my mother's support was available.

From the welcome by reception when checking in to signing out in mid-November they remained warm and friendly. Care staff, nursing staff, activity and domestics all gave 100% and made us feel part of their family. Nothing was too much trouble and our mother always looked beautiful, clean and rested when we arrived at any time unannounced.

Sadly our mother passed away in their care but it was only with the love and care given that made it a really special moment. Finally thanks to the management for giving our mother the care and dignity in her final months of life. Bless you all.”

Cheryl HoldenMarch, 2018

“I have told the manager and staff how very content and comfortable my brother was at St Michael's. In fact, I tell everyone I speak to!
With multiple health problems, he died peacefully in hospital on 22 February 2018. I cannot put into words how grateful I am that his last few months in the wonderful care of St Michael’s were as good as they possibly could be. All the staff I met at St Michael’s were very friendly and professional. They did everything to make my brother feel at home and one of the ‘family.’
As his only relative, living abroad and visiting just every few weeks, they maintained good communication and even managed to make me feel part of the ‘family’ too.
By expertly managing his health care, they took away my brother’s anxiety in relation to this. His trust in them, definitely went a long way to relieving the stress of his condition.

I feel so lucky to have found St Michael’s for my brother. He was a lovely chap and deserved the best. Thank you so much.”

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.”