27th February 2017 Pancake Day !

Pancake Day saw our ladies playing a game of chance and trying out their juggling skills as Sue and residents…….played a pancake game. Rolling the dice the ladies had to collect a hat, apron, pan, spatula, lemon and pancake. First to collect all six were named the winner and asked to try out their juggling skills for all to see by flipping the pancake what great sticky fun!

Cinderella pantomime

Once upon at time in a residential home not too far away a production company came to tell us a tale of badly fitting shoes, pumpkins and men happily wearing ladies clothes! On 24th January 2017 we had ‘Tickled Pink’ join us and perform their vision of Cinderella (oh yes they did!). Residents, families and friends where greatly entertained with singing, dancing and a bit of heckling but don’t worry we all lived happily ever after!

Winter Wonderland

On the 10th December 2016 residents, families and friends join in with our festive fete. There was cake and craft stalls along with a festive tombola, people could guess the favourite Christmas song of ‘Patch the dog’ to win him and we also had a grand raffle. Staff dressed up as festive characters and  we must give special thanks to Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to see the children and help us spread a little Christmas cheer.  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the residents and all the staff at The Hermitage.

Rio Olympic Games – Hermitage Games

Rio Olympic Games- Hermitage games

With all the excitement of the Olympic Games this summer, The Hermitage decided to hold a game of its own. Activities Co-ordinator Sue Woodward and Fitness Instructor Oli Greatholder divided the ladies into two teams, the Red Hurricanes and the Blue Hotshots. Over the course of two weeks the ladies competed in golf, target ball, basketball, hoopla and the beanbag throw with the Red Hurricanes team coming out victorious with 16,483 points to Blue Hotshots 13,083. Medals, trophies and prizes were given to all the ladies.

Well done and many thanks to all who took part.

Heart of England in Bloom

18th July 2016 saw judges Donna Loasy and Simon Long from ‘Heart of England in bloom’ visit the Hermitage and walk around the gardens. They came to give feedback and recognition for the garden and to help promote awareness and instigate community change for our green areas. Matthew Ford from Countrywide Grounds Maintenance and Samantha Hurst, Projects and Maintenance Manager from the Hermitage showed the judges around and explained to the judges that we had spoken to the ladies about the gardens about what they wanted to see and how best they could enjoy the gardens. The judges said they could see that the Hermitage was a big site and that we wanted to realise the potential of the site. They thanked us for our in-put and could see we had a vision for how we wanted like the gardens to look in years to come.