Last Friday (26th April 19) we invited in ‘Private’ Reuben Reeves from 1 RIFLES – Devon and Cornwall Regular Infantry Battalion to visit the lovely residents at Harbour Rise and also to meet our staff. We even involved him in a friendly bed making contest against the champions bed makers at Harbour Rise – Sally, Pam and Clareece!
Reuben is the partner of a member of staff at Harbour Rise and we thought it would be great for residents and staff to hear about his experience in the Army since he joined eight months ago. Many of the residents were exposed to the Second World War and the military and they were all interested in meeting with him and talking to him about his training. He spent time in the lounges with the residents and then also went to residents rooms also to spend time talking with them.
In the Army there is a strong emphasis on being neat and tidy and a squarely made bed is very important. So we had a friendly bed making competition with Reuben competing against the Harbour Rise General Assistants as to who makes the best bed!! We won’t reveal who won though but the Harbour Rise team did very well.
Reuben brought a LOT of fun and excitement for everyone, the ladies all loved his smart uniform.
We are really pleased to confirm that we are now using a new Disposal company which is much better for the environment. We are now recycling board and plastic bottles, as well as food which goes directly into a specific bin. This is a project that is dear to us as we really want to “do our bit” when it comes to the environment.
3 of our members of staff are now through the Semi Finals! Just to remind you last year Kim Moran won a bronze award which was really exciting for all of us. The ladies that are through have shown tremendous empathy, care and incredible attitude and loyalty towards Harbour Rise. Wishing good luck to
· Tash Wilkins – Head of Care
· Clareece Whaley – Carer
· Zoe Walmsley – Carer
Harbour Rise was proud to support Purple Angel in their yearly WRAD event: World Rocks Against Dementia on Saturday 23rd March 2019.
“Amanda was our official entertainer. For the occasion, we dressed in purple, wore purple make up and purple flowers in our hair. Our residents really enjoyed being part of this event and raising awareness of Dementia. We had fun!”
As part of our weekly trip out, we took some of our residents to Occombe farm on 9th January. It was a bit cold but it was lovely to get some fresh air! One of our residents is not local to Devon and she really enjoyed getting to know some of our local attractions. A lovely hot drink warmed everybody up after seeing some of the animals.