Residents meeting 29 May

29th May 2018

Those Present:

Mary Pierrepont, Chris Leeson, Norah Gibson, Della Squires, Hilda Ashdown-sharp, Julian Partridge, Leokadia Butler, Daphne Bird, Selina Bohannan, Patricia Henderson, Muriel Palmer, Patricia Green, Michael Price, Norman Chick, James Anderson, Valerie Hands, Patricia Green

Gen Bujokiene, Jillian Prothero, Muriel Perks, Kerry Williams

Gen opened the meeting by welcoming everybody, and talked about our therapy dog Lou Lou’s birthday party. Muriel explained this was a special time, Gen agreed and said we should appreciate the time that Carol, Lou Lou’s owner spends here at the home.

Gen introduced Kerry to the team and the residents. Kerry is our new Administrative Executive helping out on the management team with Gen and Grace. If Gen and Grace are not available to help with any concerns or queries please speak with Kerry. After Kerry went on to introduce herself, told everyone about herself and previous work life.


Gen talked about our recent Trips to Dinmore Hill on the 15th and 22nd May, looking at the bluebells and enjoying ice-cream. Gen said she was happy that the trips went so well.

Muriel recalled the poem that Chis recited to her on the trip ‘To stop and stare’. Chris once again recited the poem for us all, it was lovely.

Betty Junes sister also attended one of the trips. Muriel went on to talk about the management of Dinmore Hill and how they would like to talk to residents about their thoughts and memories about the area and commemoration about the woods. The Forbury would then be a part of the commemoration.

Up coming events

Gen spoke about the upcoming Tea Dance at The Grange and a visit to Rachel Freemans farm. All the residents were excited for this.

Exercise Group

Jane and Leah are coming very often and all residents enjoy this group and get involved.

Further Entertainment

Gen has suggested that we ask Banjo Brian to come back for another visit to entertain the residents. Also Kerry’s Father plays guitar and sings. We will ask him to come one afternoon for a sing and a dance.

John Rose to come back soon but he is currently very busy with the Ledbury festival. He says hello and wishes everyone well.

Ona has been very busy with flower, salads and herbs in our green house for the garden. If any residents go into the garden please have a look.

Saturday 2nd June there will be Air Force entertainment in town, if residents would like to attend we take them to see as much as we can. There will be lots going on in the Leominster Festival. If families would like to attend and have one to one time with their relative at these events it will give the home more opportunity to take more residents and give everyone a chance to see what they want.

Muriel mentioned that friends can also come and entertain residents. Patricia Green’s friend came in and played the ukulele, all residents enjoyed this, interacted and sang along.

Gen asked if anyone had any questions, concerns or ideas for the home and activities for the residents. Lydia suggested that the book club could be brought back, this will be discussed and put forward with Muriel and Jill.

Muriel talked about the activities in corn square and that it would be nice to be a part of the community.

Staff Training

There is staff training happening at the moment, at least 2 a month. This usually takes place in the front lounge, sorry for any inconvenience. Training is to keep staff up to date on information and make a good effect to things that are going on.

Lou Lou the Dogs Birthday Party

We invited Carol and Lou Lou in and wished Lou Lou a happy birthday. Everyone sang happy birthday and gave Carol a card and some presents for Lou Lou.

Residents gave treats and a squeaky toy, Lou Lou was very excited. Carol and Lou Lou went on to spend some time speaking to residents’ individually and giving them chance to pet Lou Lou. Lovely afternoon spent with drinks, cakes and snacks. All residents enjoyed themselves.

Dates to remember

31st May – Group activity, percussion in Gallery of happiness.

2nd June – Air Force Party at The Grange Court

8th June – Celebration Market at Corn Square

9th June – Family fun day and Farmers market at The Grange.

Thank you all for coming

Gen told the residents that they could always go and see her with any problems or worries they have or they could speak to a member of staff as well.


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The Royal Wedding

Celebrating the Royal Wedding of Harry and Megan with a cut out collage artwork made by residents to mark the event.

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Flower arranging

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Cats for comfort

Beautiful big fluffy cats being stroked and cuddled by residents

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Residents Meeting

18th April 2018

Those Present:

Mary Pierrepont, Chris Leeson, Flo Clayton, Norah Gibson, Della Squires, Hilda Ashdown-sharp, Marjorie Clements, Julian Partridge, Leokadia Butler, Sarah Snow, Daphne Bird, Selina Bohannan, Patricia Clarke, Muriel Palmer, Audrey Denis, Patricia Green, Mabel Brown.

Gen Bujokiene, Jill, Natasha Bufton-Davies.

Gen opened the meeting by welcoming everybody, and welcoming Jill back to work as social and wellbeing organiser with Muriel. Jill will spend time getting to know the new residents.


There is a trip booked to go to Queenswood on the afternoons of May 1st and May 22nd, Jill and Muriel will be around to see who would like to go.

Gen asked if anyone had any ideas for any other trips that the home could go on, and there is a possible trip being organised to Gloucester on a boat trip, which would take place in June. Also, a trip to the farm to see the animals, Lydia mentioned it would be nice to visit Shobdon lakes and airfield, Chris mentioned Shobdon has a market on a Saturday which would be nice to visit. Audrey added that a trip to Weobley tea rooms would be nice and Gen asked the residents if they would be interested in going to Wye Vale Garden Centre.  Lydia added that was a good idea and said about a trip to Berrington hall to see the gardens. Flo suggested a trip to Burton on the water would be nice, however Muriel mentioned it was a long way from Leominster. Gen also suggested bowling at Bromsgrove, Muriel said that was a good idea and was fun, Lydia also said it would be good.

John and Johnny

John came yesterday to do a quiz session 17th April and we are hoping to get Johnny back in May and June, just waiting on trying to get funding from the courtyard.

Gallery of happiness picture

Some of the residents have taken part in a project with Jeanette, to create a beautiful picture above the far lounge, called the ‘Gallery of happiness’. The residents involved were Lydia, Norah, Paddy, Freda and Marjorie, a big thank you to them all on their hard work.

Lou Lou the Dogs Birthday

Muriel Perks left us a message to say it is Lou Lou’s birthday soon and would like some ideas of how we could help celebrate, all residents suggested we buy Lou Lou some treats, Mabel said perhaps a bag full of surprises for her.

Freda’s Family

Gen mention the home are sending a thank you note to Freda’s family for the lovely gift of plant tubs by the front door and the DVD’s they left us here, Jill and Muriel sent a card around for staff and residents to sign to say thank you.


Onia is starting to do planting on the weekends and will go with Marius to buy some plants, Onia will also oversee watering the plants on a Saturday.

Thank you all for coming

Gen told the residents that they could always go and see her with any problems or worries they have or they could speak to a member of staff as well.

Gen also asked if everyone was happy with the food and any suggestions on other foods they would like. Julian asked if they could have more salads, and Lydia mention about having a trifle for pudding occasionally. Muriel added would the kitchen be able to make potato salad more. Flo also asked if they could have more soups like tomato. All residents that participate said how they enjoy the baking on a Monday afternoon.

Della thanked everyone for being kind to her and making her feel welcome.

Gen Mentioned the next meeting would be end of May so we can discuss the upcoming trips in June and September. Muriel mention about going over to the grange and having tea’s and cake, Julian said that would be good and he could go over on his scooter. Julian also asked if any musicians were coming or singers, Gen and Jill both said they was working hard to organise some with Muriel as well.

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May Activities Calendar



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Lost items

Does anyone recognise these 2 purses? please contact the Forbury if they belong to you.

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