One of our very talented relatives, Jason, has been in this month to help us accessorise our new summerhouse with a beautiful, hand-made stained glass window, designed and made by the residents themselves.

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Yes! Another successful Halloween party at Chatterwood. The house was decorated head to toe, the staff and many of our residents and their visitors sported some crazy fancy dress costumes, which included witches, Mortisha, David Bowie and pumpkins. We were lucky enough to be joined by several residents’ families for the afternoon, which always makes…

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Gail from Castleford was trying to guess the weight of our pumpkin which was grown and donated to us by Ken (Dorothy Rochelle‘s son in law). The pumpkin was won by Michelle and Rhys Gaudian at our Halloween party!

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Bill and Margaret made the most of the hot weather in the local beer garden. Bill enjoyed his ice cold beer and Margaret went for a dry white wine.

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Our Beat It Percussion sessions which are lead by Louise Money commenced on October 10th. The multi-sensory music based workshops incorporate the principles of music therapy, and allow our residents to access a wide range of musical instruments, which of course can be adapted for use by inviduals with varying levels of strength and ability.…

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We had a brilliant games afternoon at Castleford; our favourite game ‘bat and balloon’ was enjoyed by all.

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Ann, Margaret, Beth and Leah from The Orchard went to Cribbs Causeway for a shopping day. First we went to Nandos for a bite to eat, where we all enjoyed our chicken, and then we went to Marks and Spencers to buy some new clothes. On the way home, Beth missed the turning to the…

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We got creative with paint during our latest art session! Residents got hands on, literally, and produced works of art of which included posters, wind chimes and bird houses.

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Penny Price is the Senior Nurse for Adult Mental Health services in South Powys. Penny has always longed to visit India because of its diversity and vibrancy. Penny has worked in the caring profession for 30 years, but due to language barriers she knew would not be able to take her mental health skills to…

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