Judith and Muriel enjoyed a trip out to the shops which included a visit to a restaurant for afternoon tea. Here, we all enjoyed a nice brew and piece of Victoria sponge cake – delicious!It was good to browse the store as it had some lovely items on sale.n a very festive Christmas mood!

Read More

David enjoyed several trips to The Savoy Theatre in Monmouth over the past few months. He saw the latest blockbuster films ‘No Time To Die’ and the Sci Fi film ‘Dune’ with Karen and Alex. Both films were action packed and full of spectacular effects right from the start. However, the plot in ‘Dune’ left…

Read More

Sharing a cup of tea and piece of cake with Rene, was a very enjoyable experience.Rene was in good spirits and shared a little smile as she recited a poem inspired by her wonderful life on the stage.Although she’s very modest in relation to her showbiz past, Rene agreed that we could share her poem…

Read More

A fantastic time was had by all at The Orchard Christmas party! Residents and staff enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of festive fun, including music, games and a delightful buffet. There was lots of laughter as residents tried their luck at throwing rings at the reindeer antlers and passing the Christmas parcel. Staff provided lots of…

Read More

Residents at The Orchard and Ganarew house were treated to a wonderful carol concert performed by brass band – The A W Parker (Drybrook) Band.Residents enjoyed listening and singing along to a medley of Christmas carols, all expertly performed outside in the grounds of our care homes.To keep warm, mulled wine and mince pies were…

Read More

Freda enjoyed a trip out to the Christmas market in Pengethley to see the festive lights and goodies on sale. There were lots of beautiful festive crafts and Freda agreed it was all very magical. It was lovely for her to reminisce about her childhood Christmases and she was amazed to see that some of…

Read More

A Hereford film crew came to The Orchard care home to interview our managerial staff regarding all aspects of working in care.It was an exciting although nervous time for our manager Debbie, deputy manager Marie and team leader Laura.All three ladies were interviewed and photographed inside The Orchard and outside in the homes lovely surrounding…

Read More

One day, we invited staff to bring in their pets from home. We spent a wonderful day with the lovely Taisie, (Linzi’s beautiful, blue eyed pooch), our gorgeous residential cat, Missy, and rabbits, Bonnie and Clyde. The animals brought big smiles to the faces of our residents who really enjoyed fussing Missy, stroking the rabbits…

Read More

We got into the Christmas spirit early when we visited Raglan Garden Centre. Residents Freda and Liz really enjoyed the Christmas displays and said they were “wonderful”. There were lots of beautiful decorations to admire and some fantastic Christmas trees on show. When we had finished looking at the Christmas displays, we all enjoyed a…

Read More

A fun day was had by everyone who visited Chepstow races on Wednesday 3rd November. Staff and residents enjoyed studying the form and looking at the fantastic racehorses. The weather was kind to us and although a little chilly, the sun came out and the rain, thankfully, stayed away.It was action packed from the word…

Read More