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February 2021: Starting the Year at Sovereign Lodge

08/02/2021

Derwent Newsletter: February Edition

Welcome to Februarys newsletter! We’re still in lockdown which sadly means we can’t allow internal visits until further notice; however, we are now able to offer window visits and all our residents are still welcome to use video calls to stay in touch with family until we can open our doors again. These can be made via Whatsapp, Skype, Facetime and Zoom – please just give us a call on 0191 271 4029 to arrange. 

We know it may feel like Groundhog Day but we’d like to thank all of our residents, their families and friends for their continued understanding and support during the pandemic. We wish you could come and visit as much as you do.

Talking of films, being stuck in lockdown didn’t stop our “Night at the Oscars” which went down a storm last month! Everyone who took part received their very own statuette and certificate. Prizes included Best Singer- won by Marjorie and Margy, Best Make Up – which went to Vera A and even some fun awards such as “Best Use of Alexa” which went to Jennie!

We really wish you could come and visit as much as you do- but until then, stay safe and we’ll see you as soon as we can!

 

What's Happening in February?

As usual, we have our day-to-day activities to keep residents active in both body and mind- but we’ll also be doing some special activities throughout the month to help this lockdown go quicker!

On the 7th it is “Send a card to a friend day” so we will be making cards for you to send to your friends. Get your address books out.

Chinese New Year is on the 12th so our activities will involve looking at their culture and celebrating all things Chinese!

Valentines day is as always 14th and then on 16th we have Pancake Day which we will be celebrating with pancakes. Also, the 16th coincides with Mardi Gras so get your best boas and beads out and get ready to PARTY!!!

 

Activities for February

It’s hard to get outside during the winter months, so we’ve got a selection of activities planned that our residents to stay warm and cosy inside, such as:

Quizzes

Bingo

Flower arranging

Pamper sessions

Sing along

Target Golf

Aqua painting

Memory jigsaws

Board games

And many more

Residents Birthdays & Special Mentions

Many happy returns to the following residents and staff:

Ralph Teasdale – 2nd

Courtney Thompson – 6th

Toby Symmonds – 9th

Tamzin Hall – 10th

Ashley Shreeve – 11th

Jordan Clements – 15th

Jessie Irwin – 19th

Michelle Soulsby – 26th

It’s mainly staff celebrating their birthdays this month but massive congratulations to resident Toby for yours on Tuesday 9th!

We’d like to welcome new residents Rhoda, Alex and Terry to Sovereign Lodge. We hope you settle in quickly.