We were approached by a group of participants of the NCS to ask if they could come in to the home to provide a session of activities and a coffee morning. After a meeting with some of the group and their team leader it was arranged that they come on the 1 st August.
A group of fourteen14-16year olds came to the home on the day and spent the morning either chatting to residents who were in their rooms or painting plant pots with residents to use in the garden. Norrms McNamara visited the home to meet the group and give a talk on dementia.
In the afternoon they provided a cream tea for the residents which was enjoyed by all.
It was a good experience for the young people as many of them had not had previous interactions with older people. The residents enjoyed the interactions and there was a lot of laughter during the painting activity as the art work progressed.
We have a mural on our dining room wall which we are encouraging everyone to draw a picture on, the NCS group added some pictures to this.
The group also held a sponsored walk in aid of Purple Angel and raised over £100. This was presented to Norrms McNamara.
Harbour Rise has introduced a new activity for our residents: Tai Chi. Residents have started to enjoy it and get more and more involved with it, allowing them to enjoy calm and peace, while physically getting involved too. An unusual activity which is proving to be very enjoyable and positive!
Please go to the gallery to see all the wonderful pictures of our recent Garden Party!
We are thrilled to announce that Kim Moran has received the Bronze Award for the Care Home Activity Organiser of the Year Category for the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall 2018. There was fierce competition and being recognised for Kim – and us – was a huge achievement. Once again, well done Kim for the much deserved award and thank you to all our friends and families for writing testimonials on Kim’s passion and involvement at Harbour Rise.
We are also extremely proud to announce that Norrms McNamara has also been awarded Bronze for Dementia Initiative Category for the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall 2018. Norrms could not be there but asked us to pick up his award, and Cecile was only too happy to oblige! Well done Norrms, you totally deserve it!
Tom & Bernice first met 84 years ago when they were 12 & 14 years old. They married when Tom was given unexpected leave from his posting in India. They had two lovely children and they now have 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
It was lovely for Harbour Rise to be involved in helping Tom & Bernice celebrate their special occasion.