News and Events

Winter 2019 / 20

As usual there has been plenty of events at the nursing home with lots of activities going on during the Summer and Autumn months such as Dementia Awareness Week 2019 , Flower and Garden Week and Residents Forum. However, as the evenings get shorter and the weather a little colder, we now look forward to Christmas with more seasonal events and activities coming up.

Over the course of a year, we have a wide ranging variety of activities. Just click on the link below to look at what happened during last year.

A Year at SNH 2018

Remember to keep an eye on the Notice Boards around the home for all the details of each week’s scheduled events


Some of the planned activities for December 19
Sun 1st Christmas Craft with tea and crupets
Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd Putting up the decorations

4th Dec, 15th Jan and 12th Feb

Poppy’s Monthly Visit

Poppy, a local dog, will be popping in (with her owner!) to visit residents again this month. Her eagerly anticipated visit will be between 2.30 and 3.30 in Weir House

Thurs 5th Cooking sweets
Fri 6th Christmas Rummage Boxes and Film
Sat 7th & Sun 8th Christmas Craft with Carols
w/c Mon 9th Games Puzzles and Painting

Craft making cards with carols

Christmas Cooking – making mince pies

Christmas Rummage boxes

Wed 11th Residents Carol Singing
Mon 16th “Tap about Town” entertainment with Katie Lewis at 2.30 pm in Conservatory
Tues 17th Carol Singing with Chennestone School in Weir House followed by Tea
Wed 18th Christmas Party with tea, games, quiz and singalong
Thurs 19th “It’s Christmas” entertainment with Steve Poole at 2.30 pm in Conservatory
Fri 20th –  Sun 22nd Christmas Film and Rummage Boxes

HOY with prizes

Carol singing and tea with visit from Fr Christmas

Mon 23rd Making Christmas Table decorations
Tues 24th Christmas Eve carols with Open Door Church
Wed 25th Christmas Day with traditional lunch, party games, quizzes and tea
Thurs 26th Boxing Day “Name the Teddy” with tea and cakes
Fri 27th Christmas Film or Bingo
Mon 30th Christmas Raffle prizes to be drawn
Tues 31st New Year’s Eve Reminiscence and large floor games
Mon 1st Jan 2020 New Year’s Day Tea and Quiz
and relax………then into 2020…..
Wed 22nd Jan our annual PINK Party – getting rid of the January blues
Wed 6th Feb DIGNI-TEA  as part of Dignity in Care Week
Fri 14th Feb Valentine’s Day Party
Tues 25th Feb Shrove Tuesday – Games and Pancakes


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Why not look at what’s been happening previously

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There’s never a shortage of activity in our community at Sunbury Nursing Homes. The schedule on the left shows what we’re celebrating this month as well as other scheduled activities. We try to have a variety of events going on through the year as you will see from our Social Care & Activities page and our Year at Sunbury Nursing Homes publication.

Since the start of last year we have had various activities going on as detailed on the attached monthly plans.

Apart from these resident centred activities there are always improvements going on within the home.

over the last couple of years, we have:

  • replaced all the windows in the Main Building  and repainted the front section of the building;
  • completely upgraded the water and central heating system in the Main Building;
  • completely refurbished the ground floor of West Lodge so the Conservatory and Bistro areas look like new;
  • installed a Silent Roof to the Conservatory minimising noise disturbance and glare;
  • completely refurbished The Morning Room in Weir House for use as as meeting and training room;
  • completely refurbished the Reception area in the Cottage;
  • completely refurbished the Montford Lounge in the Johanna Wing;
  • converted four bathrooms into lovely new dementia friendly wet rooms;
  • converted two small toilets in each of the Norman, Johanna and Marion Wings into large assisted, wheelchair friendly toilets;
  • refurbished Norman Wing Rooms 8,11 and 12, Carmel Wing Room 2 as well as Johanna Wing Rooms 2 and 4;
  • landscaped the garden at the rear of the Marion Wing with the assistance,  and to the design, of Mrs Hemus’s daughter,  Lizzie Bowen;
  • installed a new automatic door to the lift end of the Main Building to make it easier to access the gardens;
  • replaced all the laundry equipment with brand new machines and cleaning system;
  • fitted a new phone system


  • had a music video recorded in the Conservatory!

There are also more plans in the pipeline. It’s fair to say, there’s never a dull moment!