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Summer Newsletter

We made the most of the nice weather with a visit from the ice cream van.

ice cream

We sat outside, enjoyed the sun, each other’s company and a 99! We have enjoyed a plethora of enjoyable activities in the last few weeks. A big highlight was a superb concert courtesy of LIVE MUSIC NOW. Two very talented musicians; Lara Dodds-Eden (pianist) and Mae Heydorn (mezzo soprano) wowed us with their captivating programme of pieces by Schubert and Handel, and arias from Bizet’s Carmen. We also welcomed Amanda to Dalemead for the first time. She hosted a sing a long which featured many old favourites including “maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner”, “Daisy Bell (Bicycle built for two”) and “Down at the old Bull and Bush”. Amanda had the residents and staff singing, dancing and generally having a fun afternoon. We had a very enjoyable afternoon decorating ceramic plates. We think you’ll agree – the results were very impressive!

We have lots to look forward to in the coming months. We will hope for good weather so that we can enjoy our lovely garden at the B.B.Q (including musical entertainment from Simon and Beth) and our annual cream tea. The cream tea this year will be on Saturday 6th July. Please see posters around the home for more details and R.S.V.P to the office. This is always a fabulous occasion when everyone can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea whilst socialising with the other residents, friends and family of Dalemead. We hope the sun comes out so that we can make the most of our well placed location. At just 5 minutes’ walk from the river residents welcome the opportunity to take a trip to feed the ducks and enjoy the summer sun.


Regardless of the weather for Wimbledon we will enjoy pimms and strawberries and cream during the tournament.

In addition to these social occasions we look forward to all of our regular activities; poetry afternoon, visits from our P.A.T dog (“Foo”)and her owner; Roz, Patrick’s piano recital, music and movement, art and craft, reminiscence workshop, church services, florist workshops, dance displays and entertainment afternoons.