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HCH Winter Newsletter

Trip to Laylocks

Some days are better for Anna than others, so it’s wonderful when she feels able to go out . Anna loved this trip to Laylocks garden centre yesterday. I know the fresh air & change of scene did her the power of good. Sometimes you have to rethink your day & make hay whilst the sun shines. A fabulous Red2Green day

The Good Old Days

Do you remember parma violets, pear drops, liquorice torpedos or even flumps? Well, these are just some of the wonderful range of retro items that Andrew and his wonderful Reminiscence Sweet Shop came to show us in the New Year. Our residents had a “sweet” time enjoying the traditional sweets that Andrew brought with him and it sparked conversations and childhood memories as we all chatted about which were our favourite sweets when we were children. My favourite were pontefract cakes what were your favourites? Andrew bought an old fashioned till with him so our residents could pay for their sweets in old pennies and half pennies and he then took a basket of all his sweets and visited all our other residents who were unable to attend the shop. Andrew even sang some 1940’s songs. His visit created a positive “buzz” around our Home that day. Residents thoroughly enjoyed the sweet shop visit and to hear the many discussions/conversations that residents were having about their childhood memories was just "truly scrumptious!"


Fabulous afternoon at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford watching Peter Pan we even got to meet the cast members . Great that Coldwells House could join us for the pantomime too. This was a ‘dementia friendly’ performance, so we were looked after really well, highly recommended

Red2Green at Highwell

For those of us that know & love John, we know how tough life can be for him at times. John has good days, & not so good days. Today was a great day for him, & a real achievement to summon up the courage to go out . So very brave & I know the trip will have done him the power of good. A big thank you to Gail for her gentle support with this.

Winners of the Herefordshire Care Homes 2018 Christmas Tree Decorating Competition

This year all the homes entered the Christmas Tree competition. Everyone did such a fantastic job however  there could only be one winner.
Hazelhurst won this year as they had worked really hard with their trees, lots of handmade decorations made by the residents and a very tasteful colour scheme.