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Summer Round-up

Reflecting on our social media activity over the last few months made us realise just how much happens here at SJMT so we thought it would be nice to do some regular round-ups of the events, activities and key news.

June, July and August were busy months for SJMT with lots going on, and a few new faces on visits. From cupcakes and cathedrals to yoga and quizzes, there really has been something for everyone to enjoy. Read on to see some of the highlights...

June saw the start of some beautiful warm weather and residents enjoyed ice creams and haircuts to kick off the month. Our Alexandra House residents had a fun interactive quiz which included singing and dancing and they also supported Alzheimer’s Society's Cupcake Day which involved a fun morning of cake decorating, and obviously eating too! Some of our residents also enjoyed a day trip to the beautiful Lichfield Cathedral.

Over the summer we also welcomed two key new members of staff to the team, Serena Laidley, our new Residents Activities and Volunteer Coordinator, and Monique Dell-Millar, our Young People's Supporter working in the Shine team. Both Serena and Monique bring so much enthusiasm, to their roles along with some fantastic experience and new ideas.

Into July, residents at Alexandra House and Alexandra Court took part in some gentle, relaxing yoga with Jess from Tri Wellness whilst those at Mason Court enjoyed a delicious fish and chip supper from the fantastic Dovehouse Fish bar in Solihul. There were also coffee mornings with mouth-watering cakes and these were enjoyed my most residents!

August saw another enjoyable day out for some of our residents, this time in a very sunny Stratford-upon-Avon which included a delicious meal at the Black Boy Pub in Knowle. Then Residents from Alexandra Court, Alexandra House and Mason Court, along with friends and families had a fantastic time when Solihull Singing for Pleasure Group visited for the afternoon. Everyone joined in, including our resident Audrey, who played the keyboard beautifully. Our chef, Rudy, created a delicious buffet that everyone loved tucking into.

And finally, residents enjoyed taking part in more gentle exercise, this time with a football which is a great way to improve mobility, coordination, strength and circulation, all while having fun!

We hope you have enjoyed reading more about what some of our residents enjoyed throughout the summer. Keep an eye out for another activity summary soon.

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