Recent news from Vane Hill residents

Residents and staff during their walk on Dartmoor

Vane Hill share their recent news…

Frank gets his wish

Frank gets his wish to have signed boxing gloves by Frank Bruno and Joe Bugner!
Frank, Vanehill resident, with his signed boxing gloves

 

 

 

 


Garden Centre Trip

During Mental Health Awareness Week; Residents enjoy some gardening therapy and go to their local garden centre to get hanging baskets for their home…

Residents at their local garden centre Residents at their local garden centre


Dartmoor

Residents go on 5 mile walk on Dartmoor, stopping for a picnic, accompanied by staff and manager Steve Todd.  After the walk, they visit Dartmoor prison museum; 200 years history of one of the world’s most famous and notorious jails…

Resident during the picnic on Dartmoor Residents and staff on Dartmoor during their picnic break Residents and staff during their walk on DartmoorResident with Prison guard mannequinResidents sat inside one of the Dartmoor Prison's cellResident meeting with the mannequin prison officersResidents with Prison guard mannequinResident sat inside one of the Dartmoor Prison's cellResident with Prison guard mannequin

 

 

 

 


National Care Home Open Day

Vane Hill celebrate this year’s National Care Home Open Day with an Italian themed afternoon.

Residents decorated the home with Italian banners and homemade flags. An Italian sized spread of food was laid out. Rosa Notaro, deputy manager, enjoyed cooking her family’s recipes of Lasagne and risotto pasta meatballs. Everyone enjoyed the feast in the sunshine.

John, ‘Cafe Maestro‘, is an extremely popular accordion player, with 15 years experience, specialising in French, Italian, Klezmer and tango pieces. Today he serenaded everyone in the garden with Italian music… Rosa Notaro’s traditional Italian LasagneRosa Notaro’s traditional Italian Dish

Italian food spread laid out Residents in the garden enjoying homemade italian food Residents in the garden clapping along to the accordion player John, cafe Maestro, accordion player serenading everyone in the garden

 


Easter

Residents prepare for the Easter weekend by getting creative and baking Easter cakes…

Vane Hill resident making cake decorations Vane Hill resident making cake decorations Vane Hill resident mixing the cake mix Vane Hill resident making cake decorations Vane Hill resident setting up the cake ready to decorate Vane Hill resident making cake decorations Vane Hill resident cutting cherries for the cake Vane Hill resident making cake decorations Vane Hill resident making cake decorations Vane Hill Resident’s finished Easter cake Vane Hill residents and staff stood with their finished Easter cakes Vane Hill Resident’s finished Easter cake

 


Fleet Air Museum

Manager Steve Todd and Support Worker Paul took a group of residents in the mini bus to the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton. They spent the day exploring Europe’s largest naval aviation museum…

Residents at the Fleet Air Museum Residents at the Fleet Air Museum Residents at the Fleet Air Museum Residents stood in front of concorde plane


Talks at Torquay Academy

Residents and manager, Steve Todd, go to Torquay academy. So to give a series of lectures and question time with the students about their understanding towards their drinking habits in the future.
All day was spent presenting 10 x 30 minute sessions. Residents we’re thanked by the staff and students of the academy and they went away with a feeling of achievement…

Vanehill residents outside Torquay Academy

 Steve Todd conducting talks to the Torquay Academy students

 

 

 


Birthday Celebrations

Manager Steve Todd and Support Worker Paul took a group of residents to Wells wood coffee shop.
Steve bought a small cake and put some candles on, then everyone including the staff at the coffee shop sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to John…

Resident John with his birthday cake

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bowling Trip

On Tuesday (20th February) Residents went to AMF bowling alley in Torquay. After their games, they went to Hannah’s fish and chip shop for tea…

Resident bowling Resident bowling Resident bowling Resident bowling Resident choosing her bowling ball

 

 


Pancake Day

A ‘flipping’ good time on Shrove Tuesday at Vane Hill…

Resident frying his pancake, ready to flip Resident ready to tuck into his pancake Resident ready to tuck into his pancake Support worker, flipping a pancake Resident ready to flip her pancake

 

 

 

 

 


Christmas Day

Christmas day morning each resident were given their present from the Notaro Family. They watched Christmas films throughout the day.
The Christmas dinner was cooked by resident Paula; the traditional turkey with all the trimmings and Christmas pudding for desert. Then their evening meal was a large buffet laid out in the dining room.

Vane Hill's Christmas buffet laid out on the table Resident receiving his Christmas Present Resident receiving his Christmas Present Resident receiving his Christmas Present Resident receiving her Christmas Present The tables set for Christmas Day Lunch Resident setting the tables for Christmas Day Lunch Resident Paula in the kitchen preparing Christmas day lunch


Christmas Decorations

Residents together with Manager Steve Todd, his wife Jane, Senior Support worker Tina and support worker Paul got the Christmas decorations out. And made the home festive. Christmas songs were playing in the background putting everyone in the festive spirit.

Resident decorating the christmas tree Resident decorating the christmas tree Resident sorting through the christmas lights Residents decorating the christmas tree Residents decorating the christmas tree Resident putting the artificial christmas tree together Staff and resident decorating the christmas tree Resident sorting through the Christmas decorations


Exeter Christmas Fair

Vane Hill enjoying their day at Exeter Christmas Fair run by the city of Westminster Cathedral.
Everyone had a great day and the German sausages soon warmed them up on a very cold day…

Vane Hill residents at the Exeter Christmas Market Residents getting a hot drink at a stall in Exeter Christmas Market Some of the stalls at Exeter Christmas Market Resident taking a rest on a bench at the market


Carnival

Residents at Vane Hill enjoy an evening of music, dancing and bright, colourful lights in this year’s Torquay Christmas carnival…

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Remembrance Sunday

Steve Todd manager of Vane Hill and a military veteran remembers the fallen on Remembrance Sunday with resident ex Royal Navy chief petty officer, Chris Allen…

Steve todd manager of vane hill and a military Steve todd manager of vane hill and a military


Halloween

Residents dressed up with face paint and costumes ready to join Serenita ARBD Home for their ‘spooktacular’ Halloween Party!…

Vane Hill's Halloween decorations residents playing pool at Serenita's Halloween party Vane Hill resident searching for a price amongst 'wet snakes' (spaghetti) Vane Hill residents dressed in their Halloween outfits ready for Serenita's party resident dressed as dracula

 

 

 

 

 


Elvis’ 40th anniversary

Elvis’ 40th year anniversary of his death was August 16th 2017. So Vane Hill residents and staff remember him with an afternoon of food, singing and dancing to an Elvis tribute artist! The Elvis tribute artist is Lesley Presley, from Brixham. Lesley is a UK & international Elvis Tribute Artist.
“Everyone really enjoyed the afternoon most residents got up and danced. But no one was more exited than ELVIS’ NUMBER 1 FAN, DEPT MANAGER ROSA!” [Mandy, Resident]

Elvis 40th Anniversary Cake Elvis 40th Anniversary Cake & buffetStaff and resident dancing to Elvis tributeRosa dancing with resident to Elvis tributeElvis tribute at Vane hillResidents dancing to Elvis tributeResident dancing with Elvis tributeResidents and Staff dancing with Elvis tributeResidents dancing together to Elvis tributeResidents and Staff dancing with Elvis tributeResident dancing dressed up as ElvisElvis tribute singing to Vane HillResident dressed up as ElvisResident dressed up as Elvis

 

 

 

 

 

 


Torquay Fairground

Resident’s spend the day at their local fairground…

Resident stood in front of a fairground ride Residents stood in front of a fairground ride resident smiling whilst on a fairground ride residents waving whilst on a fairground ride Resident strapped in a fairground ride and ready to go Residents waiting and watching a ride residents waving whilst on a fairground ride


Prince’s Trust Award Ceremony

Resident’s attended the Prince’s Trust Award ceremony (August 2017). They watched the young students recieve their well earned awards, after six weeks of adventure training, community projects and work experience. Which included their time spent at Vanehill.
Each Student shared photos and talked about their experiences.
Well done to all the young students!
Prince's Trust Award Ceremony Prince's Trust Award Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 


Brixham Steam Fair

Residents went to their local steam fair at Brixham (August 2017). They looked over a replica WW1 trench and talked with the WW1 characters manning the trenches.
They enjoyed music by the Wurzels and also looked around the many vintage cars and fire engines. Finaly they enjoyed a traditonal Cornish pasty!..

Residents talking with WW1 character Residents talking with WW1 character Resident stood with WW1 character Resident next to a motorbike with stuffed bull head Resident looking at vintage toys

 

 

 

 

 


The Prince’s Trust

Vane Hill had their regular visit from a new group of Prince’s Trust students this month (August 2017)

The students organised general knowledge and music quizzes, arts and crafts and their popular game of ‘Killer Pool’…

Prince's trust student with vanehill residents during quiz Prince's trust student with vanehill residents during quiz Prince's trust student with vanehill residents during quiz Prince's trust student with vanehill residents during quiz Residents doing arts & crafts Resident painting on a cork board Resident decorating a mache box Resident decorating a mache box Resident decorating a mache box Resident decorating a mache box Resident painting on a cork board Resident painting mache heart frames Princes trust student with residents playing pool Princes trust student with residents playing pool Princes trust students with residents playing pool Winning team at pool with starburst sweets Princes trust students with residents playing pool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Powderham Castle Car Show

Residents From Vane Hill attended Powderham Castle Crash Box Classic Car Show (July 2017) Together with Steve Todd, Manager, there was lots to see and many attractions, including live music and stalls.

All had a great time at the car show and enjoyed cornish Pasties and an ice-cream on the way home in Teignmouth, Devon

Resident next to a vintage John Cooper Mini at the Powderham Castle Car Show Residents at the Powderham Castle Car Show Resident shaking hands with a gentlemen dressed in vintage Army uniform Resident next to a vintage police car at the Powderham Castle Car Show Resident next to a vintage car at the Powderham Castle Car Show The 'Liberty Sisters' Vintage Vocal Trio at Powderham Castle Car Show Residents next to a vintage car at the Powderham Castle Car Show Resident dancing and singing along to the 'Liberty Sisters' at Powderham Castle Car Show

 

 

 

 

 

 


Torbay Air Show (June 2017)

Thousands visited Torbay for a huge free show, that packed the skies with noise and colour over two thrilling days. As well as in the sky, the grounds were just as busy with entertainment, stands, food, drink and more!
Residents enjoyed their action packed afternoon, most of all watching the famous red arrows…

HMS Somerset frigate Vane Hill residents watching the Torbay airshow RAF Red Arrows RAF Red Arrows RAF Red Arrows Ravens in formation

 

 

 

 

 

 


Birds of Prey (June 2017)

Residents enjoyed a day at The Devon Bird of Prey Centre at Fermoys Garden Centre. Set in the beautiful Devon countryside, lives their extensive collection of Birds of Prey. Visitors can come along and handle the birds, enjoy flying experiences, talks while in a relaxing environment.

One of the centre’s barn owls and Harris Hawk were handled by the residents. Falconer, Karen Andriunas, introduced the beautiful birds to the residents and in addition gave talks.

Resident holding a hawk Resident holding a hawk Resident holding a barn owl Resident holding a barn owl Resident holding a barn owl Resident holding a barn owl Resident holding a barn owl Resident holding a barn owl

 

 

 

 

 

 


Working in the community

Residents, Sydney and Richard go to work in the community. They help with jobs 3-4 times a week, such as, gardening, painting and decorating.

I love to go and help out with jobs, especially painting and decorating, because this was my past trade. [Sydney]

Sydney mixing up some plaster Sydney enjoying his work plastering the walls

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