Congratulations to Ellen Muldowney, Hostess in Middleton Court, who celebrated her 80th birthday!
We consider it a privilege that Ellen is happy to continue in her role here at Middleton Hall. For 14 years, she has been a wonderful support to residents and a cheerful part of the team. Typically, Ellen didn’t want a fuss, but nonetheless, colleagues and residents showed their appreciation for her fantastic commitment. She is an example to us all.
Saturday 13th January 2018
11.00am – 3.00pm
An Open Day will be held for all those wishing to know more about the care that Middleton Hall can provide. You may be looking for yourself for now or for the future, or for a family member or friend. We understand that people are interested to know more for all kinds of reasons. All are welcome.
We offer a range of care services as we understand that people’s needs vary greatly. Some may require some care but essentially wish to remain as independent as possible – Supported Living with Care may be the best option in this case. Some may enjoy the benefits of Hotel Living with Care. Others may decide that small group living or nursing care is most appropriate.
Just come along and have a chat with residents and staff. View the facilities and enjoy some refreshments.
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Residents were treated once more to the annual carol concert by Middleton St George Brownies and Guides.
They performed all our festive favourites. Not only did they sing delightfully but had taken the time to make little hand-tied gift bags with personally decorated tags. A lovely gesture.
As someone commented afterwards;
“Ah! Now that the Brownies have been, it’s properly Christmas!”
What is a Living Well meeting? you may ask ……
Every month, a representative from each care service as well as the front of house, admin, gardening and maintenance teams meet to discuss how best we can make a positive difference to how ‘well’ residents may live at Middleton Hall.
We hear how other teams have planned and delivered activities. We rollout village-wide programmes such as preparing for Fun Days or coffee mornings. We share and reflect on best practice both within Middleton Hall and in other care and retirement settings. We also think how we could have done things differently and in some cases better or for more people. The benefits aren’t limited to residents – the mental and physical health of staff members is just as important. See our Life at Middleton Hall pages for details of what goes on.
Living Well meetings are always extraordinary and throw up unexpected gems. Often, it is the small gestures and one-to-one times that make the biggest difference.
The fabulous new workshop at Middleton Oaks set the unusual, one-off scene for the final Living Well meeting of 2017, It embodied all the great ‘can do’ attitude displayed by staff. Yes it was cold! Yes the chickens came wandering in! Yes, a resident joined us unexpectedly for a while! But the ‘Lucky Thirteen’ came along, tucked into mince pies and warm drinks, shared and planned for 2018. Bring it on!
You may have seen the recent documentary ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’. Broadcast on Channel 4 in July 2017, the two-part series followed a group of nursery school children as they spent regular time with some older residents of a retirement village – St Monica’s Trust in Bristol. The results were engaging and positive.
The production company CPL Productions has approached Middleton Hall as a potential site for a further series. Producers are to visit on Wednesday 15th November to continue discussions and meet some residents.
The series is available to view on catch up via the following link click here to watch
We are keen to hear people’s thoughts about the prospect of filming here. Please let us know! Speak to reception!
As CQC Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe has a very busy and challenging schedule. We were thrilled that she found time to visit Middleton Hall to see an outstanding community for herself.
Andrea toured the site, including Middleton Oaks and the medical practice. As well as expressing pleasure in viewing the facilities, she particularly enjoyed having lunch in the Restaurant with residents. Following the visit, she posted a couple of lovely tweets:
Andrea Sutcliffe @Crouchendtiger7
Thank you Jeremy & team at #CQCOutstanding @MHRetirement for my visit today. A special place & so many great ideas
Special thanks to Tom, Mani, Nanette, Julia & David for letting me join you for lunch & chat about @MHRetirement, art, poetry, enjoying life