High View Oast News and Events
Vera Knits to Raise Funds
21 March 2017
A resident at the High View Oast care home, in Canterbury, has been using her impressive knitting skills to raise money for the care home and her fellow residents.
Vera, who is 98, has been knitting animals and other toys to support the home’s activity fund which enables her and the other residents to participate in great activities. Vera, who has always been a very keen knitter and embroiderer, makes items requested by other residents or staff members, as well as making decorations that can be sold with all the proceeds going towards buying items or funding activities that residents themselves choose.
To celebrate Easter, Vera is knitting mother hens and chicks for residents and relatives to buy. Decorating the home with the cheerful animals has been a great way for residents at High View Oast to welcome in Spring, with many taking advantage of the improving weather to grab a little bit of sunshine out on the patios.
Pauline, a staff member who asked Vera to knit her two hedgehogs, said:
“It’s so lovely to see our residents continuing to enjoy the crafts they’ve always loved. Knitting and embroidery has always been important to Vera, and it is wonderful to see her making decorations we can all enjoy. Her skills always amaze me – I just bought her the wool and the pattern and then there were two hedgehogs!
“I asked her to make these hedgehogs for one of my close friends, and I know he’ll love them. It was such a lovely idea of Vera’s to start doing this, the funds go towards so many great activities and games for the whole home, and all the residents get to choose what the money is spent on.”
We look forward to seeing what other woolley creations Vera will produce in the future.
Valentine's Party at High View Oast
14 February 2017
Residents at High View enjoyed a special party to celebrate St Valentine's Day, on Tuesday 14 February. Chef, Carl, prepared a delicious buffet, including heart-shaped biscuits and cakes. The living and dining rooms were decorated with red balloons and bunting and entertainment was provided by Jason Allen Sway and his daughter, Georgia. A wonderful time was had by all.