Howdy Partners!!...
We woke to grey skies and rain, lots of rain, but by mid-morning the sun came out and so began a glorious Summers's day.
The garden - Mike's Ranch- was filled with aromatic smell of the BBQ, Hot Dogs, home-made Burgers and Spiced Chicken for everyone, all cooked by the Ranch Leader, Simon- our Head Chef.
John & Angie, our lovely Duo, dressed up as Cowboys and sang a Country & Western Set they had put together just for our party.
Our residents sat on the patio and under the events tent, wearing cowboy hats, Sheriff badges and even Indian feathers, we were delighted to see residents who had not attended events before joining in the fun. The visiting children filled the with laughter and bubbles, playing Net the Duck, Tin Can Alley, and Horseshoe Hoopla, and many other games.
The Garden Room became Mike's Saloon for the afternoon, serving Pimms, cold drinks and alcohol!
Nick & Sarah arrived with their Ice-Cream van, serving cups of tea and ice-cream to everyone.
A special visitor arrived...Pinkie the Shetland Pony. As her owner Zoe lead Pinkie in to the garden you could hear the gasps of surprise - a pony in the garden!! The residents stroked and patted the very gentle pony, many wanting to see her time and time again. The residents who could not attend were not left out as Pinkie visited them in their rooms as well!
the day was so much fun for residents, families, friends and staff, socialising and relaxing together. a big THANK YOU to them all. The Raffle we held raised £155 which will go towards the Residents Fund.
So, A final YE HAW! for a wonderful Wild West experience.
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Margaret BrooksNovember, 2018

“St Michael's Care gave the very best care to my friend. The home is so clean and has caring staff, cannot praise the home enough.”

John WilliamsonMay, 2019

“The support and care that my mother has been provided over a 5 month period has been amazing. The friendship of the staff provided was second to none as was their patience with my calls checking up on Mum. The consideration given to medical and palliative support was always well informed. I never had any doubts that Mum was being looked after professionally in a well-provided environment.

I have marked the section 'Management' as 'Good' - the ward supervision, alerts of health deterioration, and administration of care, food, drink, cleaning and activities was excellent, but in my 5 months association with St Michaels, I had no contact to assess the home's 'Management', perhaps because the NHS was the funding provider. So neither can I rate 'Value for Money'.

I would want to thank many by name but this site asks me not to do so. The personal service Mum and my family received made the end of her life calm, enjoyable, pain-free, and dignified in every way that was possible.”

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."”