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A great afternoon…..

Our lovely residents at The Valleys recently had a fantastic day celebrating Easter, with Afternoon Tea at John Leggott College. There was a choice of lots of games to play, which everyone joined in with and so we had loads of laughs, and of course a yummy tea for all.

What a great start to Easter celebrations and a great party.

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All creatures great and small….

It’s always a fantastic day when Animal Therapy come to visit The Valleys, and this week has been no exception. They brought a fantastic range of animals and assorted creepy crawlies along. Our residents loved meeting them all and seeing how different they felt to touch. It was a fantastic sensory experience for them.

We met a new friend this visit – a leafy bug – see if you can spot him sat with a resident!

Thanks to the guys who came along and gave us such a great time.

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The importance of good nutrition and hydration…..

Last week at The Valleys we marked National Nutrition and Hydration week. It’s vitally important that all our residents are properly hydrated at all times, as well as receiving a balanced and nutritious diet. Our kitchen team works hard to achieve this but we also have our trolley service going round the home every day. As well as checking that everyone is eating and drinking well, this a great way to socialise.

It’s great for having a chat with friends while they pick a yummy snack as a treat!

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Great entertainment!….

We get some really great entertainers coming to the home and none better than The Entertainment Providers. They treated us to an afternoon of Stars in their Eyes, a selection of greatest hits from across the years. Their performance was great and our residents thoroughly enjoyed joining in and singing along.

They are welcome back anytime!…

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Looking forward to Easter….

We can’t wait for Easter to come and we are pleased to announce that The Valleys Easter Raffle is now live! £1 per strip of tickets and all proceeds go to our residents’ activities fund. There are some great prizes – for those of you visiting the home you can take a look at our display in reception.

It’s much better odds than playing the lottery and who wants to win millions anyway? Have some fun and support your local community at the same time.

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A lovely service….

Although yesterday’s service was smaller in terms of numbers, it was still just as joyous as always. Easter is fast approaching so there was plenty of discussion about the significance of the festival and the preparations that are being made for it.

Easter is always a busy time in the home and especially for those of the Christian faith who really look forward to this important festival.

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A wonderful Mother’s Day….

Here at The Valleys we thoroughly enjoyed Mother’s Day. We had a Strawberry and Cream Tea which was truly scrumptious. Thanks so much to our kitchen team for making it so special. This was followed by an Arts and Crafts session where we made lots of things for people to keep and treasure. It was a lovely afternoon, and terrific to see so many families coming to join in the celebrations.

We hope you enjoyed Mother’s Day as much as we did here.

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A Welcome Visitor….

The Valleys welcomed a special dog this week. Therapy dog Jack, who is currently undergoing training, came to visit our residents, who fell in love with him straight away. He’s so soft & cuddly, and was very well behaved. As you can see from the pictures he made himself right at home and was welcomed into the home by everyone.

He interacted so well with our residents that they said he was welcome back any time.

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Thinking about Mums everywhere!

Mother’s Day is always a special day in the Calendar, and no more so than this year. Many of us won’t be able to be with our Mums today but that doesn’t mean we aren’t thinking of them and sending them our love.

They may be Mums who are sadly no longer with us, Mums who are nurses, carers and doctors working hard to keep us safe, Mums looking after us at home, or they may even be isolating because of the current situation – trying to keep themselves and others well. Wherever they may be and whatever they may be doing, here is a big shout out to all of them.

Mums really do make the world go round and today is their day!

Let’s celebrate all Mums, you are all much loved and cherished, and let’s hope they can stay safe, well and happy today .

Here’s to the Mums!

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An Afternoon of Fun-Filled Activities!…..

Residents here at The Valleys made a short trip recently to visit the lovely students of St Peter & St Paul’s School. We all had a great afternoon celebrating world book day and reading through some books hand-picked by the students!

They were all amazing and our residents had a fantastic time – we hope to see them again soon.