Our Connected Community
Welcome to Our Connected Community.
Each week the St Monica Trust offers hundreds of social activities across its retirement communities, care homes and beyond but we also like to provide interesting content for those who are less able to attend activities outside of their home with us.
Welcome to the 50th edition of Signpost, marking a whole year since our first issue! Over the past year, we've aimed to share a varied and interesting selection of links for you to enjoy and have continued to do in this issue, exploring synaesthesia and the Pizza World Championships.
St Wulfstan's feast day is celebrated on the 19th January. Resident Jill Cownie shares some interesting information with us about who the namesake of St. Wulfstans’ Avenue in Westbury fields was and what he achieved in his lifetime.
As part of her Bat Mitzvah, Redmaids' student Esther will be recording a video each month of her performing music and reading poems for our residents to enjoy.
Our wonderful volunteers have sent in a selection of poems and readings for our residents to enjoy.
Our wonderful volunteers have sent in a selection of music, recipes and games for our residents to enjoy. Plus a fantastic Christmas concert by the students of Redmaids' High School.
The wonderful students of Redmaids' High School, who volunteer at St Monica Trust, have recorded a fantastic Christmas concert for our residents.
Over the last six months, Westbury Fields resident Jennifer Gardener has been walking 100 miles a month to raise money for charity. What started out as a way to raise funds for two deserving organisations has had a very positive effect on Jennifer and other residents of Westbury Fields retirement village.
Our IT team have created helpful video guides to using Zoom, Skype and Facebook Video Calling for keeping in touch with our friends and loved-ones.
Welcome to the 6th edition of Signpost. Each week we provide a selection of links to websites, videos and activities that we hope you will find interesting. This week, for example, you could learn to play the spoons, browse changes in fashion since the 1920s or even submit some art for our Creative Club.
Social media is one of those terms that seems to have come from nowhere in the last few years. Friends and family talk about it, supermarkets talk about it, even GP surgeries are referring people to social media for more information. It is often used alongside other words like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. It is assumed that everyone knows what these mean; but do we?