January 2021: New Year at Derwent


Derwent Newsletter: January Edition

December has flown by here at Derwent and it’s safe to say we have definitely been full of festive cheer! We have been doing lots of fun Christmas activities this month, including arts and crafts, a fab Christmas party and of course #ELFday in aid of  Alzheimer’s Uk which all the residents loved.

Also, I’d like to say a special thank you to all families who have kindly brought us little presents and chocolates it is greatly appreciated!

We are continuing to have lots of interactions with resident’s families with our online presence and our continuous Facetime and Zoom chats. We would like to say a big thank you to all our resident’s families for your understanding throughout all this and your unwavering support.

Allison Donnelly- Home Manager

Activities in January

We have been packed with activities throughout December, we had our fab ELF Day and our Christmas Party, as well as our Christmas baking and our arts and crafts. Here’s a sneak peak at January

  • Afternoon Tea
  • Assortment of games
  • Baking
  • Arts & Crafts
  • One on one activities
  • Pamper days


Special mention to our Care Assistant Ann Turnbull for getting Decembers Employee of the Month. Congratulations! Ann is a much valued member of the Derwent team, always willing to lend a hand in all departments and with a smile on her face. Well Done Ann!

Residents birthdays

We have celebrated three birthdays in throughout December! Ray Teasdale celebrated his 58th birthday on December 9th. Nora English turned 84 on December 30th and had a great day singing along to her favourite musician Barry Manilow. Irene Heslop celebrated her 82nd birthday on December 31st and really loved opening all her card and gifts from her family. 

Many happy returns to all!


Allison Donnelly – Home Manager

Derwent Care Home 

Newcastle Road

Low Westwood

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE17 7PL

Tel: 01207 563 886

Email: derwent@mariposacare.com