Pandemic Pumpkins

Pandemic Pumpkins

Autumn brings colder nights, shorter days, and the changing colours of the leaves. But for our residents and staff the best part of Autumn is always Halloween.

With the Blue Moon of the 31st of October fast approaching our residents have been getting inventive this week, creating their own Spooktacular pumpkins. They used their imagination to create designs of impressive spooky scenes, for example, witch’s hats, eerie trees, bats, and haunted houses.

Marker pens were used to create triangular nose designs, toothy grins and thin narrow scary eyes. These works of art are now displayed proudly around our home. Everyone involved had fun getting their hands dirty and showed off their crafting skills. Pumpkins are always so much fun to make and really help to ignite imagination.

Carving pumpkins definitely helped everyone to join in the spirit of Halloween. Proving our love for Halloween is as strong as ever. Carving Pumpkins brought back fond memories of past times for many, remembering when growing up all the excitement of Halloween and the fun it brings.

Our pumpkins now displayed around our home are spreading the spooky spirit of the season, and make a great addition to our creepy and ghostly decorations already in place.

With a full moon this Saturday let us all unleash our Halloween inspiration and celebrate in a safe and fun way. 2020 brings a Halloween that will not be the same as previous years but will be one we will always remember. The fun, fright and delight of Halloween will still be there.

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Added: 25th October 2020

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Thank you so very much for all you did for Mum.  You took such great care of her and we are so grateful to you all.

E, L and C, Relatives

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My husband has been in Riverside Nursing Home in Sherborne for five months now. He took a few weeks to settle down in his new surroundings at first but now has got to know the Staff. The Nurses, Carers, the Chef, all have been so kind, respectful, most of all understanding the needs of not only the residents but their families. Only recently we enjoyed an outing to Weymouth organised by the Activities Co-ordinator. Matron Judith Maidment waved us off as our special coach left Riverside. Thank you all

PW, Wife

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I wanted to thank you and all your staff for the care and kindness you showed my father during his final weeks and days with you.  I can honestly say that it felt that you had all become part of the family.

ED, Daughter

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The kindness you all showed us as a family meant so much in such sad and stressful times.  Thank you

ED, Daughter

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My family and friends will not forget the kindness, caring, love and support you gave to all of us from the minute T arrived at Riverside.

PW, Relative

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Words are never enough sometimes, but the hugs, smiles and laughs worked every time.  In other words 'you cared'.

PW, Relative

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Thank you for arranging such a very enjoyable lunch for D on his 92nd birthday.

DH, Wife

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Please thank all the staff, we will never forget you all for making P's last weeks so comfortable for him and bearable for us.  You are fortunate to have such a wonderful team of caring professionals at Riverside.  We cannot thank you enough.

WS, Relative

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Riverside Nursing Home
Westbury
Sherborne
Dorset, DT9 3QZ

01935 812046

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