Anticipating the King’s Coronation-

Excitement is building as we await with anticipation the King’s Coronation. We have had a couple of royal occasions ourselves this week, including Royal Bingo and a Royal High Tea with the best china. We hope you enjoy watching the ceremony on Saturday night – I’ll be getting my plate of cucumber sandwiches and pot of Early Grey tea ready.

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Valentine’s Day at Archer-

Archer Trust - Valentine's Day 2023 - Lovely message

Our dining room looked very romantic for Valentine’s Day decorated with hearts and flowers. Our residents enjoyed a delicious meal and companionship. We hope you did something special to celebrate.

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Waitangi Day celebration-

Archer Trust - Waitangi Day celebration 2023

Waitangi Day celebrations at Archer Rest Home involved enjoying a “Hangi’ together at lunch time. We hope you enjoyed celebrating this special day.

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Archer Tours end of year Christmas Bash-

Archer Tours end of year Christmas Bash 2022

Archer Tours end of year Christmas Bash was a huge success with a record crowd, who enjoyed a fun afternoon of chatting, meeting new friends, catching up with old friends, delicious food, great entertainment from Cashmere High School pupils and lucky prizes. We have had a few disruptions this year due to Covid with some tours having to be cancelled but we are currently working on next year’s itinerary which will be available early next year. We welcome new people on Archer Tours so if you or someone you know may be interested in joining us, please contact us and we can add you to our mailing list.

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A Royal High Tea-

Royal High Tea - Mid-winter celebration

We just couldn’t let the Queen’s Jubilee pass without celebrating with a Royal High Tea – any excuse to dust off our crowns and get the good china out! Didn’t our table look fit for a Queen?

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Thorrington’s Mid Winter Celebration-

Thorrington Village - Mid-winter celebration

Thorrington’s Mid Winter celebration was a right royal celebration. It was lovely to enjoy some delicious food, be amongst friends and celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.

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Mid-Winter Dinner – Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration-

Archer Village - Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration

What a fun time was had at the Archer Home Mid-Winter dinner, where staff and residents together enjoyed a delicious meal, great conversations with lots of laughter and some wonderful prizes, which were awarded to some lucky residents. After recent difficult times it was nice to be able to relax together and enjoy each other’s company.

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Easter goodies-

Archer Village - Happy Easter basket for collecting eggs

Some of our residents are currently sitting in the warm lounge, making chocolate Easter eggs and baskets to put them in (photo #1). Archer would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and happy Easter.

Here are some further photos of the finished Easter goodies. Some clever residents were given prizes by Kathy for finding hidden bunnies.

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Merry Christmas-

Christmas knitted nativity

The Archer Team would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Christmas. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2022!

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Covid Cup Day-

Archer's Covid Cup Day

Rest Home residents and staff made the most of ‘Covid Cup Day’.

Some of the residents enjoyed making and modelling some fancy hats and staff got into the spirit by dressing up and sporting flash hats.

Of course, this was all followed by a yummy afternoon tea.

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Celebrating Daffodil Day-

Daffodil Day at Archer Village

We celebrated Daffodil Day in our usual way by having staff dress up and parade for our residents.

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions we weren’t able to get as many daffodils as we usually do but we still had a lovely display.

Residents and staff shared stories followed by a yellow afternoon tea.

The Cancer Society weren’t able to hold a street appeal this year so if you would like to donate, please follow this link:

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Celebrating a chaplain’s dedicated service-

Celebrating a retiring chaplain's dedicated service

Archer recently celebrated the retirement of one of our Chaplains – Peter.

Peter has been working for Archer for seven years and has been kept busy with visiting residents both at the villages and hospital, organising services, putting together a song book, preparing Christmas and Easter readings and lots of other jobs behind the scenes.

Thank you Peter for all your hard work and we wish you a happy retirement.

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101 Years Young-

101 years old special afternoon tea

Aldy from Archer recently enjoyed a special afternoon tea with family and neighbours to celebrate turning 101!

It was a lovely time of celebration – we think Aldy looks amazing for 101!

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