Good News Stories from Springhill Care Home

Springhill celebrate Nurses Day 2020

The 12th of May 2020 marks International Nurses Day, an annual event which celebrates the work of the nursing community, now more vital than ever as the world’s nurses remain essential in combating COVID-19.

Here are some of our staff from Springhill enjoying a little tea party as an extra special thank you and also in recognition of the nurses and key workers in our local and wider communities at this difficult time.

Springhill staff have spring in their step

Staff in Springhill have been trying hard to keep mentally and physically fit during these uncertain times by holding their own slimming club.

It has been a great motivation for the team while their usual classes have been closed during lock down.

After just a few weeks, the staff are certainly maintaining a spring in their step and having a positive mental attitude as they compete for slimmer of the week.

Well done Gill who was the most recent winner!

Since the club started, we’ve had members join who are looking to gain weight.

Being underweight can also make people feel vulnerable and affect mental health so now all the club members are motivating each other as they try to reach their goals.

 

VE day celebrations start early at Springhill

The second Friday of May 2020 will mark 75 years since VE Day as the United Kingdom remembers the end of war in Europe.

May Day bank holiday has been moved to coincide with the landmark day.

While celebrations are very different this year, our tremendous teams having been doing little bits and pieces to help mark the occasion.

Here you can see the residents from Springhill are already well prepared and are looking forward to enjoying the long weekend together.

Cakes and smiles at Springhill

Here we have Eileen, Jim and Jean from Springhill busy in their kitchen making (and eating) some delicious cakes before having a little dance.

We also have Nan looking through old photographs and reminiscing.
Just another lovely weekend in Springhill.

Springhill ladies enjoy table tennis tournament

Staying mobile during lockdown is extremely important for our residents as the movement not only benefits muscles and joints but is an invaluable way of helping them to maintain good mental health.

Here is Jean and Irene, residents in our Springhill Care Home, having a great time playing table tennis thanks to a make shift ‘court’ created by our staff.

The ladies felt wonderful after the activity and had such fun, that they didn’t even really realise they were exercising!