October 2020: Autumn at Derwent


Derwent Newsletter: October Edition

Summer has flown by here at Derwent, and we have been busy with our new secret re-vamp on middle floor- which hopefully will be finished this month!

We are also starting our new men’s club every Wednesday, where they can enjoy a natter over a pint and a game of dominoes.

Our classic movie day was a big hit, residents loved watching classics such as ‘Gone With The Wind’ and ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’.  Sonia our lifestyle support went round with an old fashioned cinema sweet box, filled with popcorn, choc-ices and pic’n’mix- everyone loved it!

We have continued to have lots of interactions with residents families through our online presence as well as regular Facetime and Zoom chats. We would like to say a big thank you to all our residents families for your understanding and  unwavering support through all this.

– Allison Donnelly (Home Manager)



Residents birthdays, news and special mentions

We have celebrated three birthdays this month at Derwent, Lillian Copeland turned 88 on the 2nd September, Lillian had a lovely day and enjoyed her chocolate truffles!

Mollie Metcalfe who celebrated her 97th birthday on September 5th, Mollie received some beautiful flowers.

Josephine Fletcher celebrated her 82nd birthday September 29th, Josephine loved opening all her cards and gift.

Special mention to our senior night carer Carole Palmer who is also our Moving and Handling Champion! Carole has went above and beyond this month for Derwent and we could not be more grateful! Well Done Carole.

Special Thanks

We want to say a special thank you to our local Brass Band who have kindly came down to Derwent to play for everyone. Residents love listening to your music and dancing along.

Thank you from everyone at Derwent.

Activities for October

Feeling Spooky

Finally October is upon us and what better way to embrace the scary season with a pumpkin carving competition, staff and residents will be putting their crafts skills to the test.

Taste of the World

Our very popular Taste of the World is still going strong this month with India, residents are in for a tasty treat with some traditional Indian cuisine.

And much more…

  • Pamper Days
  • Arts & Crafts
  • 1-2-1 Exercise
  • Assortment of Games
  • Baking
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Men’s Club

Contact Us

Manager: Allison Donnelly 

Newcastle Road, 

Low Westwood, 

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE17 7PL

Tel: 01207 563886

Email: derwent@mariposacare.com