Life is for Living at Victoria House

Life is for Living at Victoria House

4th of February, 2021

In 2018 Victoria House experienced the "cycle of life." There were many high points and some sad moments.

In this edition, as we look forward to a new year, let's reflect on 2018…

Huge congratulations are in order for Sue and the Team for achieving GOOD in all areas in the recent CQC Inspection! Amazing news ~ keep up the good work.

Well done Sanam for being named as employee of the year for 2018. Brilliant work ~ thank you.

Ann, Bill, Vera and Sue went to Blackpool Illuminations. On the way they stopped off at Charlotte House. Thank you Adam for driving the mini-bus.

Ann, Jane, Margery, Vera and James enjoyed a firework display courtesy of Sue.

Thank you Sue for making this possible.

11th November 2019 marked the Centenary of the end of The Great War. The guys at Victoria House watched the Remembrance Day ceremony on T.V. and held a 2 minute silence.

"They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them."      

The residents prayed the Lord's Prayer to remember residents who have gone before ~ Alf, Frank, John, Joe, Joyce.

The Christmas Fair took place on 24th November. There were stalls, a tombola, bric-a-brac. 14 relatives and friends came and £132.75 was raised for the Residents' fund. Thank you to Sue and everyone concerned.

Sue and Serena put the Christmas decorations up and Victoria House looked lovely. (Ready for Father Christmas!)

What a beautiful fireplace with Christmas stockings and elegant Christmas tree.

Some of the Residents made Christmas cards and on 9th December there was a Carol Service with the Churches in Brierfield.

A Christmas bingo was held on 13th December and there were lots of lucky winners. Sue was the caller for the night.

The Christmas Party took place on 20th December. Adam, Penny and family were there and the Residents were treated to a 5 star buffet.

There was music, dancing and lots of fun!

Christmas Day was a very grand affair. The day began with Father Christmas, presents and watching the Christmas Morning Service from Oldham Parish on the T.V.

The residents were then treated to a wonderful Christmas dinner ~ with all the trimmings.

Boxing Day was a quiet day. The lull after the hecticness of Christmas Day.

It was the perfect end to a lovely Christmas at Victoria House.

Thank you to Sue, Adam, Penny and all the staff.

In 2018 we have welcomed new residents and guests to Victoria House. It has been a pleasure to welcome James, June, Maureen, Ada, Florence and Ann.

We have also welcomed new staff and work placement people. It's been great to have Faz, Becky and Bisma on board.

We have celebrated birthdays (including Margery's in October!)

We held our Resident's Meeting on 18th October. It was noted that the food at Victoria House is 1st class and activities such as a DVD afternoon and music were discussed.

There's so much to look forward to in 2019! There's a jam packed diary of events. Just take a look.

Wishing everyone health and happiness in 2019 ~ the Chinese Year of the Pig!

January 2019

1st ~ Buffet Tea

25th ~ Burns Night

22nd ~ Resident's Meeting

24th ~ Staff Meeting

26th ~ Australia Day

February 2019

1st ~ Dignity Action Day

14th ~ Valentine's Day

March 2019

1st ~ St David's Day

17th ~ St Patrick's Day

22nd ~ Margery's Golden Wedding

31st ~ Mother's Day

April 2019

15th ~ Resident's Meeting

17th ~ Staff Meeting

18th ~ Staff Meeting

19th ~ Good Friday

21st ~ Easter Sunday

22nd ~ Easter Monday

23rd ~ St George's Day

May 2019

18th ~ FA Cup Final

June 2019

15th ~ Summer Fair

16th ~ Father's Day

July 2019

1st ~ 14th Wimbledon

16th ~ Resident's Meeting

17th ~ Staff Meeting

18th ~ Staff Meeting

August 2019

9th ~ James and June, 67th Wedding Anniversary

October 2019

15th ~ Resident's meeting

16th ~ Staff Meeting

17th ~ Staff Meeting

TBC ~ Blackpool Illuminations

November 2019

5th ~ Bonfire Night

11th ~ Remembrance Sunday

30th ~ Christmas Fair

December 2019

12th ~ Residents' Shopping Trip to Asda. Christmas Bingo

19th ~ Christmas Party

25th ~ Christmas Day

26th ~ Boxing Day

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