Jun 19th, 2013 - Birthday Celebrations at Mahon Hall Care Home
Mahon Hall Care Home in Northern Ireland hosted a one
hundredth birthday party on 12th May 2013 for Mrs Florence (Flossie)
McVittie, who has been a resident at the home for a number of years.
Mrs McVittie who was born in Stangmore, Dungannon was a
former organist and choir member of St5 Anne's Parish Church
and was treated to a lovely surprise when the Reverent, Andrew Forster,
Reverent Elizabeth Stevenson, Mr David Thompson, organist and choir of St
Anne’s arrived to wish her a happy birthday. Following a suitable presentation,
the choir treated Mrs McVittie to an exquisite rendering of her two favourite
pieces followed by a 'Happy Birthday'.
Mrs Maribeth Ritchie, Home Manager and Staff provided an
afternoon birthday tea for residents, family and friends
which was enjoyed by all.
Pictured: Mrs McVittie with Care
Assistants, K. Jenkins & L. Killops and Home Manager, M. Ritchie
Jun 19th, 2013 - The Parklands Care Home takes a trip to York
Last month, The Parklands Care Home in Doncaster, South
Yorkshire enjoyed a trip out to York Castle Museum and they loved every minute!
And as you can see by the photograph, staff and residents families enjoyed the
fun as much as the residents did!
Pictured: Administrator, Jackie Richardson; Care
Assistant, Claire Hague; and Sharon, Daughter of Resident, Mrs Dora Waltons
Jun 18th, 2013 - Care Homes open their doors to the Community
Four Seasons Health Care has signed up to support National Care Home Open day on 21 June 2013.
Many of the company's homes are holding activities that day to welcome in the community and to showcase the work they do.
Dr Pete Calveley, Chief Executive of Four Seasons Health Care says,
"People who live in care homes are local residents like everyone else in
the community. Our care home staff recognise that and ensure that their
residents can continue to play an active role in their local community.
In turn the homes also create opportunities for other local residents
to play a role in the life of our care homes."
Jun 18th, 2013 - Staff members get Heads and Legs Shaved for Help for Heroes at Earls Lodge Care Home
A group of staff members at Earls Lodge Care Home in
Wakefield, Yorkshire raise £500 for injured soldiers through the Help for
Heroes fund by going bald!
Among those involved with the fundraiser was Care Assistant
James Furch, whose brother-in-law Christopher Belk has recently returned from
Afghanistan. Senior Care Assistant Sharon Lindsay also got involved and said
that they were inspired to have their hair shaved off by singer Jessie J, who
had recently did it for Red Nose Day.
Chef Alex Wood and Simon Rothwell, who works at the laundry
department, had their legs waxed at the sponsored event, also raising money for
Furch and Sharon Lindsay, with Alex Wood and Simon
Jun 18th, 2013 - The Parklands Residents Have Fun at the Pub
Last month, staff at The Parklands Care Home in Doncaster,
South Yorkshire took some of the residents to local pub, The Canal Tavern in
Thorne where they enjoyed a two-course meal and a couple of alcoholic
beverages. Fun was had by residents, their families and staff alike.
Pictured: Mrs Lillian
Jeavons and Mrs Kathleen Garth enjoying a tipple after lunch… Cheers me dears!
Jun 14th, 2013 - 100th Birthday Celebrations at Hesslewood House Care Home
Hesslewood House Care Home in Hessle, East Yorkshire there was a very special
birthday celebration for Resident Muriel Bradley who turned 100 years. More
than twenty members of Muriel's family members visited her and she had a beautiful
day with birthday cake and a bouquet of flowers was delivered. A visit from the
Mayor was also arranged as well as big birthday party with lots of food, cakes
and a singer to perform. Muriel also received a telegram from the Queen and she
had a lovely day, as did her friends, family, other residents and staff.
Photo 1: Muriel with her Son, Mike Bradley
Photo 2: Muriel with her Family and the Mayor
Photo 3: Muriel with the Mayor