Christmas 2019

We have Bette making her first great grandchild a Christmas tree ornament. Baby’s first Christmas.

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Entertainer’s Danny and Trish and Robert Burton came in to spread Christmas cheer. Merry Christmas from all at The Hermitage.

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Caution Elves running loose throughout the home – Elf Day 5th December 2019

The ladies of the Hermitage wanted to dress up as elves for the day. You’ll be able to spot the troublemakers from the pictures! What good sports we have here, Helen form Burton Albion came to give the elves an exercise class, but if you can’t beat them you join them! It is really nice to see elves teaching the younger elves (Keely who was with us on work experience) to knit how lovely, goes to show you can find new friends at any age.

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Taking Time to Remember 11th November 2019

The ladies shared memories of wartime life as they made cards and a wreath to display in the home for Remembrance Day. After seeing the lovely poppy displays at the Tower of London and National Memorial Arboretum last year some of the ladies, wanted the Hermitage to have its own poppy display to show our support. The ladies and staff observed 2 minutes silence to remember the fallen.

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Open day 26th August 2019

The weather was with us once again for our open day as our ladies welcomed family and friends to join in the fun. We had a grand raffle with the first prize being a luxury drinks hamper, kindly donated by the staff of the Hermitage bottle tombola, cake stall, refreshments, ice-cream, wacky races and many more. Burton Albion hosted a ‘beat the goalie’ game. Accordionist Robert Burton gladly provided the home with live entertainment. Back by popular demand (but not for some) was the stocks!!!!! Thank you once again to some rather wet but very good sports (Matt Ashby, Samantha Hurst, James Hurst, Archie Stubbs, Alice Wood and Charlotte Pearce) for making it fun.

If you look closely you just might be able to spot ‘Strawberry Shortcake’ (Activities Co-Ordinator Sue Woodward) on tour! and Care Manager Louise Hurst being just a little camera shy!

We would like to thank all that came to support us and to all the staff and their families who helped out on the day and behind the scenes.

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100 years and counting! 19th July 2019

One of our residents reached a great milestone today, of 100 years. Family and friends came to celebrate with the centenarian. She had a lovely card from the Queen with birthday wishes, had many bouquets of beautiful flowers and three birthday cakes to mention but a few. The party started early in the morning with organist Richard Leighton providing the music, Countrywide gardeners Nick Turner and Stephen Kemp presented bouquets of flowers and helped the ladies to sing ‘happy birthday’ to the birthday girl. In the afternoon Bruce Mcline provided the entertainment and the ladies’ family where joined with a visit from the Mayor of Uttoxeter Sue McGarry and was presented with a lovely basket of flowers. The day before Burton Albion, who run keep fit classes in the home presented her with a card from Mr Clough and all at Burton Albion, cake and scarf which she happily sported. In her lifetime she has seen many things such as four monarchs, 24 prime ministers, 23 Summer Olympic Games and 23 Winter Olympic Games the first being in France in 1924, lived through two world wars, one world cup, seen the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, witnessed the Space Race and was 50 years old when man landed on the moon! How amazing is that. Happy Birthday from all of us at The Hermitage.