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Fish and Chip Friday at Fairfield House

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Our Head Chef Paul Fenner, before joining Fairfield House in 2008 successfully ran his own bistro. Paul’s specialty is seafood, hence fish and chip Friday is not only immensely popular with our residents but also tends to be a busy day for visitors who enjoy Paul’s delicious fish and chips.

Freshly caught fish from Lyme Bay encased in a bubbly but crisp batter served simply with thick cut chips and a slice of lemon is the perfect end to the week.

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Enid, Joan and Margery tuck in to their delicious fish and chips. Henry a member of the team helps out.

Singing For Memories in Association with Age UK Dorchester

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

We are please to announce that we are now holding fortnightly “singing for fun” at Fairfield House. Singing for fun is a great way to meet new people and make friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Carers and Family Members welcome, call 01297 443513 for more information.

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Gardening Club at Fairfield House

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Recently our Gardening Club enjoyed a relaxing afternoon re-potting their sun flowers!

Dorset Gardening Club

Gardening Club at Fairfield House

Studies have shown that by caring for plants may lead you to live a longer life! The notion of being responsible for something and the ability to make decisions and use caring skills has wide ranging beneficial health benefits and is known to boost well being especially in older people.

Uplyme Show and Country Fayre

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Saturday 20th July, was the perfect day for a country show.  Clear blue skies and warm sunshine bought visitors from afar, setting the scene for a perfect summers day.

Staff and helpers from Fairfield House had prepared a delicious array of sweet treats including homemade cakes and biscuits to tempt passers by!

In total Karen and Steph with a little help from our fantastic chef Paul and friends raised over £70.00.

Moneys raised will go into Fairfield House Amenities Fund – To help with all the brilliant activities the residents get up to.

Thank you to everyone who helped out and made the day a success!

Uplyme Country Show 2013

Uplyme Country Show 2013

Delicious Cakes and Biscuits
Delicious Cakes and Biscuits

Eagle Owl Enjoying the Day!

Eagle Owl Enjoying the Day!

 

Below is a lovely poem sent to Fairfield House by Tony Fuller, we hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Pastures New

As you get older, your hair turning grey.

Life is much harder with each passing day.

Those “Senior Moments” start getting you down.

The fun in your life. No longer around.

 

In your mind, the family, you’re, “putting upon”.

You’re heard to say, “Oh! I was wish I was gone”.

They’ll say to you, “Mum, now don’t give up hope”.

In the back of your mind you know they can’t cope.

 

Social Services tell you, “Now listen my dear

You know it’s not right, that your mother stays here.

Although you agree that maybe it’s not right

You know you’ll feel guilty if she’s out of sight.

 

There’s many will tell you, that isn’t the case.

And why get upset? It’s a much nicer place,

You finally agree, (‘tho your face wears a frown).

And you hope that “the Home” is not far from town.

 

Mum’s home must go, all her treasures too

You are her daughter so it’s all up to you.

Her memories collected through so many years

Will go in the “skip” along with your tears.

 

You scout around locally, to find her a home

Where mum can enjoy life and not feel alone.

Where every carer is so good and kind.

A place like this is sure hard to find.

 

A room freshly painted. It feels nice and new.

A picture framed window, with a wonderful view

Of hills and of valleys and shoreline too.

And through the window the sun’s shining through.

 

So if like our mum you have to move on.

The life that you knew you know now is gone

Don’t moan and grumble or sit there and grouse

Re-locate and be glad you’ve found FAIRFIELD HOUSE.

 

The bills, problems worries are a thing of the past

They will fade from your memory, your mind free at last

Enjoy every day and I know you will find

Your welfare is all the staff have in mind.

 

Tony Fuller 23rd February 2013.

Photography Club

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Fairfield House photography club members  travel around the local area visiting scenic locations to capture the true beauty of rural Dorset.

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