Recent events at Sussex Grange for our residents

Some recent events that have been taking place at Sussex Grange have included baking classes – making a traditional sponge, along with quizzes, board games and film afternoons.

During the installation of our lovely new kitchen, the staff coped admirably with the temporary kitchen and the residents enjoyed a few different meals including take-away fish & chips from the Riviera. Now that the installation is complete the new kitchen looks fantastic and normal service has been resumed with Sue’s wonderful cooking.

Out in the garden, Richard has started to clear some of the bushes on the eastern boundary – this is already letting in a lot more light and will look great once the new shrubs are planted.

But the most exciting event was a visit from Tinker. Ros, one of our lovely carers, brought Tinker in to say hello and she caused great delight among the residents, who loved having kisses from the puppy, along with some well-deserved strokes as she was a superstar puppy and really well behaved with her fans! The photos demonstrate how much Tinker was welcomed by all!

Sussex Grange organises regular events for the residents to encourage them to take part in activities and to get some good discussions going. For more information about availability at Sussex Grange, or our respite care options, please contact Karen directly.

Sussex Grange residents commemorate Battle of Britain flypast

The residents and staff of Sussex Grange braved the strong winds and intermittent blue sky and rain showers to meet in the garden at Sussex Grange to watch the 75th anniversary for the Battle of Britain flypast by the 40-strong Spitfires, Hurricanes and Bombers. The planes took off from nearby Goodwood and flew over the city of Chichester and over our care home in Selsey! We all got some great views of the planes as they flew low over the top of the house, with Tom Jameson climbing a wall (safely!) to get a better viewing position!

Although it was a bit chilly, everyone agreed it was an amazing tribute to witness and some of our residents were able to talk about the Battle of Britain in 1940. It was a momentous day and our location offered great views as the planes headed off towards the channel. We warmed up afterwards with hot tea and cakes, giving the residents and visitors an opportunity to talk about the day.