May 2024 Newsletter from the H&L Estate

Our focus throughout May has been supporting Dementia Action Week, which is a cause very close to our hearts.   Involving our residents from Langham Court was an important part of this event and they did a great job of finding nostalgic items at a local car boot sale for the Sensory Trail, which we held around the Estate.

Being part of the wider Greyshott community is also important to us all here at H&L and we had a wonderful day meeting old and new friends at this years village Fete.  Some less welcome visitors to Huntington House this month, was a swarm of honey bees who took residence in my office ceiling, before being safely moved to a new hive in the garden!

For anyone at the beginning of their journey of moving into residential care, we know it can be overwhelming when it comes to the subject of finances, so have compiled a useful guide to funding options, which is detailed below and available on the website

Sensory trail for Dementia action week

 

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April 2024 Newsletter from the H&L Estate

We are delighted to share the news of the recent renovation of what is now one of the largest rooms in Huntington House, complete with wet room and views across the valley, included this month is a virtual tour, where I share some of the history of this part of Huntington House.

What a wonderful day trip in April The sun shone and it was warm enough for ice creams during our historical trip to see Arundel Castle!  The gardens are looking fabulous with tulips in abundance for the annual festival. Everyone enjoyed seeing the glorious colours in the gardens and the stunning castle.

Meaningful Moments

 

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March Newsletter from the H&L Estate

When we first opened Langham Court, one resident commented that it was wonderful to feel of some use, and it has really stayed with me and remains at the heart of what we do across the Estate. Within Langham Court, The Butterfly Approach embeds this into our care culture.

Throughout March there have been great examples of the varied ways in which the team embrace the benefits of empowering our residents to not only regain confidence through the meaningful experiences we have shared, but embrace new skills and share in fun times together.

march news

 

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February Newsletter from the H&L Estate

Our team have done us all proud yet again, demonstrating how we will always go above and beyond, in the care we provide. 

This month for example, with the weather being so wet, they have invested time in creating activities including our Valentines Day party and cocktail making class, which always brings out a smile in everyone.

Love in the air

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January Newsletter from the H&L Estate

Like many, January has been a month to plan for the year ahead, recover from the excitement of Christmas and New Year and take time to think about our health.

We may not have had a dry January, but we have been focused on eating well and in this months blog article, we share details about our approach to providing nutritious meals for our residents.

Winter Menu

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December Newsletter from the H&L Estate

December has been a very social month, with parties for residents and the team, visits from birds of prey and small furry animals, but the highlight was definitely Santa and Mrs Claus arriving on the H&L Elf Express during Christmas Week, to deliver our gifts.

The homemaking team have been absolutely amazing, bringing Christmas cheer into both homes, whilst being sensitive to the needs of those for whom this time of year can be difficult being away from family.Christmas day in a residential care home

Looking back over the highlights of 2023, it is inspiring to see all the fun outings and activities which have taken place, the delicious food prepared by the catering team and what a fantastic place the Estate is for our residents to live.

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November Newsletter from the H&L Estate

With the Christmas festivities about to get underway, it was time for some early gift shopping and to restock the decorations at Huntington House.  Charlie headed to Godalming College, to help the next generation of Health and Social Care Students expand their learning.

We honoured those who lost their lives in the line of duty this month, with displays of poppies around the grounds and the sales of knitted poppies, kindly made by Sarah.

The ladies of Huntington House enjoyed a morning of manicures and chat earlier in the month. Now the weather isn't so warm to explore the Estate the homemaking team have been planning a number of new indoor activities with the residents for the winter months.

Meaningful Moments in November

 

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October Newsletter from the H&L Estate

Creating an environment where everyone has the opportunity to indulge in their hobbies, passions or simply head out to their favourite day trip spot, is at the heart of our approach to care and we always extend this to include friends and family to create shared experiences and special interactions.

That's certainly been this case throughout October here on the Estate

Welcome to Mr Kipling

 

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September Newsletter from the H&L Estate

Our focus during September has been very much around continuing to invest in our team's ability to deliver personalised care, with training sessions hosted by the Rare Dementia Support Society, during which we learned more about the rarer forms of Dementia, backed up by the team at Meaningful Care Matters delivering session 2 of our Butterfly course.

Meaningful Moments (8)

 

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August Newsletter from the H&L Estate

Music is a great way to engage with those living with Dementia and with the 60's a favourite era for many living in Langham Court, we had a fun day of dressing up and reminiscing over tracks from the Summer of 69!

Meaningful Moments (4)

 

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