Residents and staff of The Old Vicarage were delighted today to be able to celebrate this wonderful ladys' 100th birthday. As she read her favourite poem to us, you could hear a pin drop. A wonderful talent and a special friend. Congratulations!
Presenting the special card from HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
A pleasure and honour to celebrate with you today.
You know us at the Old Vicarage, any excuse for a party and a beautiful day is as good a reason as any! Luckily we have an expert cocktail bar maid and her team of waitresses to make sure our residents get their favourite drink!
Early March gave us an opportunity to get down the King's Arms in the village for a drink or two and good old natter. Little did we know that lockdown was on the way. Lucky we got out and about while we could. We'll be back when we can!
We are starting 2020 as we mean to go on! Our high tea party was full of fun, friendship and laughter, not to mention a lovely tea laid on!
After a lovely party, time for the walk home - can you show me the way? :-)
Every Sunday our residents, staff and the family get together before lunch for a glass of sherry and to discuss themes in our local and national newspapers, often sparking a lively debate! This week for a change, we weren't just reading the news, we were the news! Two great articles in the Budleigh / Exmouth Journals and in the Exeter Daily, congratulating us on our national awards and on receiving an 'Oustanding' for caring following our CQC inspection.
If you haven't seen the articles already, you can click on the links below:
The Exeter Daily
The Exmouth & Budleigh Journal
Also a short video from the management team, showing how proud we are of our dedicated, kind and caring staff, who work so hard every day to improve the lives of our residents - these awards are for each of you.
The Old Vicarage, Otterton - Outstanding video
This year's New year party theme was 'The Mad Hatters Tea Party' and The Old Vicarage residents partied with Alice, Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee, a rabbit, a pack of cards, a doormouse and of course the Mad Hatter herself!
Thanks to our wonderful (award winning!) catering team for a delicious afternoon tea to keep our tummies full while we listened to live piano (thanks to Bruce!), took part in a themed quizes and played some very entertaining games. A fun-filled afternoon of friendship and humour - what better way to welcome in the new year?! Happy New Year to everyone!
We have lots going on at The Old Vicarage and we love to share all our news with friends and families.
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