The Manor - Ice Cream Van visit

Making the most of the Sunshine

This beautiful sunshine has meant that we can now facilitate socially distanced family visits, in the garden. It’s been so good for our residents to see family face to face. Residents at The Manor even enjoyed a visit from the ice-cream van!Residents at The Manor enjoyed a visit from the ice-cream van!

The Manor - VE Day Meal

VE Day lunch at The Manor

VE Day lunch at The Manor

The Manor - Cheese Hamper

Thank you, John Moyes Family!

What a gorgeous selection of cheese and pickles, crisps and snacks, delivered to The Manor in Exminster as a thank you to all the staff. So much appreciated!

The Manor in Exminster Messages to family

Messages to Family

This week, The Manor in Exminster have been sending photos of their residents holding up a messages for family. We’ve had some lovely emails and phone call back from them saying how much they loved this:

‘Many thanks to you and everyone for the loving care you give to Bett and all in your care at The Manor. I miss Bett terribly and to see her looking so well and happy has given us a great lift at a time when the news from up and down the country is so depressing. A view which will be shared by all when they get a photo of their loved ones I am sure. A big well done to all, I can imagine how stressful it must be for you and all our friends at this time and we can only say how much we admire you for your fortitude at this difficult time and this goes as well for your families who are supporting you.’

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love to all.

Easter at The Manor in Exminster

Easter at The Manor

Chocolate and spring flowers were in abundance at The Manor in Exminster at the weekend! Well done to the fabulous care team for making it such it special Easter weekend.

Care Home Devon - Christmas Tree

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas!

Residents at The Manor in Exminster have been busy cutting out their painted hand-prints to make this stunning Christams Tree!

West Exe School - Care home visit

Residents of The Manor go back to school!

West Exe School collaborated with the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance to enable five care homes (including The Manor in Exminster) and 16 residents to attend a morning event for Literacy Week at the school, which is part of the Ted Wragg Trust.

Claire Walker, Literacy Lead at West Exe School in Exeter said: “Oral literacy is important to develop, especially in today’s technology driven culture.

“The Y7 and Y9 students that were in involved in the morning gained such a lot from the experience. It was wonderful to see them develop their conversational skills with a much older generation, not just learning from them, but enjoying their company.

“Our students were genuinely interested in what their guests had to say and also enjoyed sharing their own stories about being a teen in 2019. It was a beautiful, heart-warming event and it will stay with me forever.”

“I really felt uplifted after talking to the older generation. I loved it.” – Callum, Y9.

“I have found how important it is to respect and listen to older people. They were just like us once.” – Lily, Y7.

“I was a little nervous about performing in front of the guests, but they were very appreciative and I actually really enjoyed playing my violin. I’d like to do it again as I now feel more confident.” – Filipe, Y9.

Gina Awad, Lead of the alliance said: “What a joy to be able to coordinate and participate in this wonderful community event enabling several care homes to come together and have meaningful conversations with the students.

“The atmosphere was superb and we were fortunate to be able to have a musical interlude by two students playing the violin and guitar respectively.

“The stand out moment for everyone was when two old friends discovered each other having lost touch over 40 years ago.

“Margaret from Alphington Lodge and Irene from Parklands House care homes lost touch with each other many years ago and recognised each other across the room.  The chance meeting moved everyone to tears.”

Irene said “I’m on cloud nine I just can’t believe it and cannot wait to tell my family. We used to holiday together in Tenerife.”

“This is just the start of the community work we aspire to in Exeter with schools and care homes, we look forward to developing lasting meaningful relationships,” said Gina.

Care homes who attended included; Parklands House, Green Tree Court, Cadogan Court, The Manor and Alphingbrook House.

Lunch at Exeter Golf Club

Lunch at the Golf Club

Residents from The Manor in Exminster like nothing more than a trip out in ‘The Wanderer’ (the Stonehaven minibus), fo a lovely lunch at Exeter Golf Club.

Exeter Care & Healthcare Jobs Fair

Exeter Care & Healthcare Jobs Fair

Today Stonehaven Care Group are at the Exeter Care & Healthcare Jobs Fair at the Guildhall. If you are looking for a career in Care, and would like to work in one of our Exeter homes – The Lilacs, Dove Tree House and The Manor (Exminster) – pop along and have a chat with us – we’re here from 10am until 2pm.

Kayleigh Nowlan, Activity Organiser

The Manor, Exminster – Finalists at the Outstanding Care Awards 2018

Congratulations to The Manor in Exminster – two of its care team are finalists at the ‘Outstanding Care Awards for Devon & Cornwall 2018’. George Vazdoaga is a finalist in the ‘Care Newcomer’ category and Kayleigh Nowlan, the ‘Activity Organiser’ category. They have been invited to attend a glittering awards evening to be held at the Livermead Hotel in Torquay on Friday 8th June. Good luck to both of you! George Vazdoaga, Care Newcomer