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Welcome to the May issue of the RMBI’s monthly enewsletter. Find out what our Homes got up to during Dementia Awareness Week as well as how our care home Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court in Mid Glamorgan marked 70 years since VE Day. You can also hear more about how care staff at Connaught Court in York raised over £1,000 in aid of the Nepal Earthquake Appeal and Scarbrough Court in Northumberland receives some unlikely visitors. If you know of anyone who would like to subscribe to RMBI News Bytes, please ask them to subscribe by clicking here.

albert edwardResidents at Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court in Mid Glamorgan celebrated 70 years since VE Day on 8 May with a visit to the Porthcawl Pavillion. A wonderful time was had by all as they watched a special screening of the new wartime show “We’ll Meet Again.”  The show, which starred comedy entertainer, Steve Barclay and ukulele artist, Andy Eastwood, was a tribute to the British Armed Forces of yesterday, today and tomorrow and featured an array of songs and music from the war years.

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RMBI care homes have taken part in Dementia Awareness Week 2015, the national campaign organised by Alzheimer’s Society. Between 17-23 May, staff and residents at our care homes participated in a variety of activities focusing upon a particular era in time including the 1950s and 1960s.Residents at Zetland Court in Bournemouth, enjoyed a range of 1950s themed activities including a street party and visit to the seaside.  A raffle at the Home also raised over £100 for the Alzheimer’s Society. At Shannon Court in Surrey, residents had a trip to the Milestones Museum in Basingstoke followed by a lively Elvis Tribute Night with music and entertainment from the late singer’s hit collection.

 

connaughtOn Sunday 3 May, staff from RMBI care home Connaught Court in York held a Nepalese Afternoon in aid of the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. The Home has over 25 Nepalese members of staff who support their partners at the nearby Imphal Barracks in Fulford, home of the 246 Ghurkha Signal Squadron. Residents and staff were treated to a variety of Nepalese food and had the chance to purchase some traditional handicrafts. The Home and local community have raised over £1,087.00 so far and recently sent a large package of items to Nepal including blankets, clothes and medicine.

 Scarbrough Court in Northumberland receives a visit from new reptile friends

Residents at Scarbrough Court care home in Northumberland had a fun-filled time during a recent visit from some unlikely guests. Local animal group Four Paws joined staff and residents at the care home for a reptile show, bringing along with them several reptiles and other animals including snakes, lizards and guinea pigs. Residents had scar courtgreat fun during the show, learning facts about the different animals and how they adapt to different environments.  For those residents and staff that were willing, they were also given the opportunity to learn how to handle the creatures.

Couple from Cornwallis Court in Suffolk celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary

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Stanley Hufton and his wife Barbara of Cornwallis Court in Suffolk have celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary at the care home. Stanley, a resident at the care home and his wife, who travels to visit him every day, enjoyed a party with family and friends to celebrate 60 years of marriage. The couple first met in 1953 when Stanley was a young soldier in the army and Barbara was working in a factory.  The couple were engaged the following year and married in 1955.They lived in London for over a decade before moving to several parts of the UK following Stan’s career as a Chief Engineer/Senior Operations Manager for Norfolk Green Houses. Barbara said, ‘Here we are, 60 years on with four amazing children and we are still very happy with life. We are so proud of our children, what a lovely gift for our Diamond Wedding anniversary, who could want more? Sharing their secret of a long happy marriage, Barbara said: “The secret is to trust one another, try and understand each other, love one another and just give and take life as it comes.”

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