News & events
"Hello, my name is Anna and I am the well-being coordinator at Alverstoke House. I have worked at the home for over 15 years, originally as a carer, before taking on the role of providing activities. As well as activities, I lay on events for the residents and organize for groups to come in and perform. There is never a dull moment in my job and each day is different. What I like most is seeing what a difference being able to spend time with a resident or providing them with an activity makes. From completing a crossword with someone to organizing a Christmas party, it all plays a part in enabling people to have the best quality of life they can."
Newsletter June 2021
Singing in the Rain
So, it would seem that I spoke too soon last month regarding the rain stopping. I think by the time I had printed out the copies of the newsletter for the residents and emailed it out to the relatives, it had started to rain again, and it feels like its rained for the entire month! However, from now on (at least for the next 12 hours!) the forecast is looking more promising, and we look set for a relatively good bank holiday and half term week. I’m keeping everything crossed!
May Day Fun
We acknowledged May day by arranging flowers and tying them up with ribbons which was fun, and the bouquets looked really lovely.
LEE Festival VE Day Celebrations
We hope many families will be coming for the celebrations at Lee-on-Solent on September 24th-26th. There will be Spitfire and Hurricane display and other themed events. You might spot one of our residents at the head of the procession in a 1940 Wileys Jeep with the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire and Commander of Daedalus.
We have been going great guns with our seated dance class. It is led by members of the MS society and is a very laid back and informal class with music which really gets the heart pumping. The residents can do as much or as little as they like or if desired just sit back and listen to the music. It certainly gives us all a giggle.
Fancy a Coffee
We have held the first of what will be our monthly coffee morning/residents’ meetings’. These meetings give the residents an opportunity to talk about what they are happy/unhappy with within the home and to voice any suggestions they may have. This first one was extremely positive from all involved and there were some good ideas put forward.
Our Garden News
We have now planted our seedlings into the garden. Who will end up with the tallest sunflower?!
Macmillan CoffeE and Cake Afternoon
We are holding our Macmillan coffee and cake event on Wednesday 29th September, from 1.30 pm. This will be held outside so please come along with an empty tummy and a full purse! If anyone would be able to donate a cake, we would be very grateful
Our next residents meeting will be held on Thursday 24th June at 10.30am.
We welcome to the Team Joey Small, Chloe Ransley and Julia Ross. We wish all the best to those moving on: Pip Cooley, Kathy Farrell and Chantelle Owens and thank them for all their dedicated service to our Residents.
Newsletter July 2021
On the 25th, we held the cake bake off and coffee fundraising event. This was a great afternoon, and we raised a fantastic £268.40! The cakes that were made for the event were wonderful, looked fabulous and tasted yummy! Thank you to all who donated a cake and also for the raffle donations.
On the 30th, ‘The Odd Wednesday Men’ kindly came to sing. We were lucky with the weather and some of our residents were able to sit outside and listen to them perform.
The residents have been enjoying listening to Andrew playing the piano on a Friday afternoon. He plays fortnightly and this will continue this month.
Beach Day Out
We are intending to take some of the residents down to the beach for an ice-cream. Weather permitting this will be this coming week.
Buffet 'n' Songs
On the 10th July, we were intending to hold our Summer fete. Due to the lockdown not finishing in time, having to limit numbers and the singer already booked, we are having to revise our plans. We will now hold a buffet for the residents to enjoy and have the singer in the afternoon. This event will be for residents only. We will then look to holding a summer fete later in August when we should be able to invite all relatives. Apologies for any disappointment.
We will hold the next residents meeting on the 21st July.