Monday, 8 May 2006

Monday! another day another dollop!

                       

Good morning, I hope everyone had a good weekend.Now here we are Monday morning again ,my how the weeks fly by .I was looking through more photographs at the weekend and found and scanned them....and because they were taken when I was at work it seemed appropriate to show you them on a work day ,rather than the weekend ! 

There was a lot of routine stuff involved in the job,of Scheme Manager.. for instance the first job would be to call all the residents in their own homes (on the call system)to make sure they were alright ,then a huge amount of paper work ,then I would visit them ,this they loved and would save their grievances for this ! and gossip! but they were  generally  nice visits when they were pleased to see me,especially the more housebound, less mobile residents,I would hear all there secrets ,fears , and worrys ,and we would try to sort them all out ,its amazing how just by chatting to some one ...your worrys can be ironed out especially over a nice cuppa ! It was on these  visits that Care plans could be up dated,We had a lot of fun too ..lots of coffee mornings where we would have 'The clothes show 'a lady would come along in her big van and load her racks with clothes for the residents to choose from .We had a shoe man visit too ,with nice wide fitting shoes and easy fastening slippers ,we had flower arranging demonstations,and card making classes ,jumble sales and bazaars ,with some times bizzare things to sell to raise funds ,they loved to play bingo ! and we had gentle keep fit ,with Eileen Fowler ! remember her ?

  

Every Tuesday through the winter months we had a gathering ,called Womens Own and that was lovely ,it was an interdenomational service ladies from the village joined us ,we would have speakers ,a visiting Vicar ,hymns and prayers ,We all loved Womens Own ....We had dances from time to time too, you can see Ernie in one of the pictures playing his accordian ,and Benny used to come often with his stack of tapes and records of all the golden oldies...yes whilst alot of serious stuff was going on we also had alot of fun ........I hope you enjoyed a peep into a working day ,and  as you know I'm retired now ,so I will change into something a little more casual, I hope you all have a happy Monday  Thankyou Chris for this great graphic ...you see now, I'm retired I'm just a country gal !  

23 comments:

jeanno43 said...

A lovely entry Jan. I could picture it all and yes, I do remember Eileen Fowler.  God that makes me feel so old! lol.  Enjoyed the pics as well.  Have a great week
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jlocorriere05 said...

What lovely photos to have, you must have some good memories of work. I used to have an accordion like that, don't know what happened to it! I remember Eileen Fowler too! Jeannette xx

oddb0dkins said...

Hi Jan, I love the title, lol. Seems like you had a lot of fun, did you ever do any work? ;O)
B. x

ally123130585918 said...

I never realized so much went into being a scheme manager ~ loved the pictures ~ you all seem to be having lots of fun and lot of things to do ~ bet they miss you Jan ~  Ally

madcobug said...

Sounds as if you had a lot of fun along with the work part. Great pictures. Helen

xxroxymamaxx said...

sounds like a great job!  I love talking to the elderly.  They have really lived and we can learn so much from them. I have homeschooled my children and we took many visits at nursing homes.  Thanks for sharing this.  Hugs, Shelly

nedmoh said...

Like Ally said I bet those Residents do miss you Jan,you were always so lovely to them.  They were such busy days ,nice now that you can take things slower. Love the photos, flowers and the  keep fit girls.I got wet coming home from school,its still pouring now.......Love Jeanxx

icklemisssexpot said...

Such a lot you did in your job but also a lot of fun too...No idea who eileen fowler is at all...Bet you miss your residents as much as they miss you  Caff xxx

jules19642001 said...

you used to do loads, bet they all loved you. Love the graphics.........Jules xxx
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funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Jan
Wow, what a lovley job you had and i bet they all miss you lots.  Have a good week.
Luv Jayne x
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irisclyde said...

I wonder if I'll look back fondly on my job, assuming I ever get to retire??? Sounds and looks as though you really enjoyed it Jan.
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siennastarr said...

Loved the pictures, and you sound as though you really enjoyed your job!  That is so important!  If you have to work, then do something you enjoying doing, right?

Hope you enjoy your retirement.  Since you've got a SO to spend it with, I'm sure that makes it all the more lovely!

Hugs,
Jackie

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan loved the photos, just look at your tan...wish I went that colour!  You sound as though you really loved your job, you can`t say that about everyone.  I love your welcome graphic, it`s really pretty. :o)

Sandra xxxxx

faircolleen said...

I bet you were really good at this job Jan. . I can see by the photos that you really connect with people.You will be well missed there I bet. Thank you for the Aloe Vera cutting,it arrived a bit squashed but I have it in a pot now and will let you see the progress lol.

elainey2465 said...

Jan that was really interesting and you have to be a very special person to do that kind of job and it sounds like you did it really well.  I love your dancing lady graphic where did you get her from??? Love Laine xxx
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mckaygillian said...

That must have been a great job...you must have made a huge difference to lot's of peoples lives and must have been so rewarding for you!
Gill xx

djohn52 said...

Hi Jan!

When I see "dollop" I think of Cool Whip or Sour Cream or Butter!!!  Sorry....went on food binge there! lol

See how happy the people were in your photos? That means you are good. It doesn't even sound like work as you describe it, you were just having fun with them!!  And you know what, you are even prettier now than you were then.  Isn't it nice to age well....

Hugs!
Darlene

wrigleyrachey said...

Hi, great entry, what a job, sounds like it was interesting and funny.I know you hate bingo...ha ha ! Sounds like the WI but not 'Calender girls' would love to see the 'shoe man'. The graphics tonight were super as always.
love
Rach.xx

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Jan! Another day, another dollop LOL.....love your graphics :-) I bet the old people loved you in your job ~ and you must've loved the job and people too ~ especially with the bingo lol. Sorry I'm a bit late getting here today, I can't sleep just now........glad I had you to visit!!
lots of love Debbie ~xxx~
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kaydeejay5449 said...

I enjoyed reading about the work you used to do.  My father in law is in a nursing facility and his care takers are wonderful people.  They are angels on earth.  Bless your heart for the love you passed on to those people.

Kathy

astra1547 said...

hi Jeadie...

Jeadie, have done a great deal of work throughout your working life helping others and you should feel really PROUD of yourself...by reading your journals it makes me feel proud of you just to read about how much you have achieved...

Astra
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cacklinrosie101 said...

You certainly had a very interesting and varied job.  But sounds like it kept you stepping.  I'm betting you still find plenty of things to keep you busy and enjoy that retired life.  I know my BF is loving it so far.  HUGS  Chris

franboyd20 said...

Oh yes Jan I remember well . We also got roped into Bingo Nights , Jumble sales , summer fetes , and Numerous days out to the sea , Markets , Pick your own , and Stately homes lol. I had the Bigest Complex In Wilts . 94 Flats And Bungalows . The flats were on 3 floors and as The Warden wasn't allowed to use the Lift's it was up and down 3 flights of stairs umteen times a day . But it was worth it I loved my Job untill the paper work overtook the care . ??