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2 Oct 2015
Gotton Manor Care Home in Taunton recently held their Summer Fete. Both team members and residents worked together to arrange the day. The home was inundated with donations and volunteers from the local community to contribute to the fete.
The team arranged various activities throughout the day for residents and visitors to enjoy. Brave members of the team volunteered to go in the stocks for a soaking with wet sponges which was great entertainment for all. A magician attended and wowed crowds with his tricks and impressive balloon animals for the children.
There was a refreshment stall with cream tea, strawberries and cream and ice lollies for everyone to enjoy. A BBQ was also available selling burgers and hot dogs which were provided by a local butcher as a donation for the fete. To add to the day, there were a number of other stalls including local church members selling homemade jam to help raise funds for Gotton Manor residents social funds. Friends of the home also donated gifts and prizes to be used in the raffle and tombola.
“I’m so proud of the home for holding such a fun day. It ran smoothly and was great entertainment for all that attended. We are so grateful for all the help and kind donations we received from people in the local community. Overall, we managed to raise over £600 which will go towards the residents fund. I can’t wait to arrange next year!” said Patricia Coiley, Home Manager.
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1 Oct 2015
The team at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Warsop, Mansfield arranged for residents to enjoy a day out in Newark for a picnic and a boat trip along the River Trent. Newark is a favourite for some of the residents so the team thought it would be a nice idea to arrange two day trips there for them.
The day started with a picnic lunch beside the River Trent in the glorious sunshine. This was then followed by a two hour afternoon boat trip along the river, sailing passed all the historical buildings throughout Newark. The residents enjoyed talking about the passing scenery and wildlife – they even started waving at other boats passing by. The boat passed through one of the locks on the river which was interesting for everyone to see. Everyone enjoyed some afternoon tea on the boat which ended the day perfectly.
Lucy Stupple, Home Manager, told us “it’s great to get the residents out and about on trips like this which we try to do as much as we can. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it – especially the boat trip. It was lovely to see everyone waving happily to other boats along the Trent. A great day was had by all!”
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30 Sep 2015
The team at Kingswood Court Care Home in Bristol recently arranged a celebration party as recognition of their long service at the home. In total, 12 members of the team received a Long Service Award, who between them have provided 169 years of service to Kingswood Court.
The team invited residents and relatives to join them in their award ceremony for everyone to appreciate all the hard work the team provide. Each team member received a gift voucher and a certificate in recognition of their outstanding service. The awards and certificates were presented by Dennis Tahalele, Regional Manager, who was proud to have such dedicated team members at Kingswood Court.
Christine Griffiths, Care Assistant and Christine Loftus, Kitchen Assistant have both worked at the home for 18 years. Tess Lock, Deputy Home Manager and Jane Kirby, Care Assistant have worked at the home for 17 years. Jenny Velasquez, Unit Manager has worked at the home for 15 years. Carmina Balanon, RGN and Nancy Riddle, Care Assistant have worked at the home for 14 years. Lynne Thorne and Natasha Curtis have worked at the home for 12 years. Rod Matulac, RGN and Ashley Cains, SNCA have worked at the home for 11 years. Saenjgan Cutterham, Kitchen Assistant has worked at the Home for 10 years.
Alongside Long Service awards, the team were also lucky enough to receive a ROCK Award which was nominated by 2 of the residents at Kingswood Court. The ROCK award is a nationwide internal honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of our care homes. Team members are nominated for an award by residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.
Michelle Jefferies, Home Manager, told us “I am completely elated for the team. They totally deserve this kind of recognition as I know first-hand the pride they put into their work. The length of service shows the dedication and commitment they have for Kingswood Court. I am so proud to have such a wonderful team”.
Well done to Kingswood Court from all at Four Seasons Health Care.
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