Flower Park residents dance the New Year in
Residents, relatives, friends and the care team welcomed in New Year at Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster in style.
The home threw a New Year’s Eve Party to end all parties and welcomed a local entertainer to provide the music.
Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a lovely time and we brought in 2017 in style. Everyone was up on their feet, singing and dancing the night away. Everyone here at Flower Park would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.”
New Year’s Day saw the residents get the year off to a great start by pitting their wits against each other in a game of cards.
Amanda Searle, added: “There’s nothing the residents here like more than a little competition. It’s great to see they’ve started 2017 as they mean to go on.”
26 Mar 2017
Residents at Windsor House Care Home in Cannock have been enjoying a good old walk down memory lane over a pint and a pie in the pub – in the safe confines of the care home.
Sounds odd….well read on.
The home have constructed a reminiscence pod in the shape of a pub, to give residents a change of scenary.
Kerry Craddock, Home Manager, said: “The reminiscence pod has provided a great talking point in the home, and hours of fund with pub games and a place to sit with a lovely drink with music playing in the background. It was the perfect addition for our St Patrick Day celebrations as everyone enjoyed ‘pulling pints’ behind the bar.”
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26 Mar 2017
Mrs Brown, Irish Dancers, Leprechauns and Guinness all helped the residents, relatives and care team at Cumbrae Lodge Care Home in Irvine celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
Michelle Cushnaghan, Home Manager, explained: “Everyone had a fantastic time celebrating St Patrick’s Day in true Irish style. There was lots of fun with karaoke and dressing up, plus entertainment from dancers and Mrs Brown herself. I’ve never heard so much laughter coming from Cumbrae Lodge before, it was a fantastic atmosphere. Happy St Patrick’s Day from everyone here at the home.”
26 Mar 2017
Living in a care home doesn’t mean you have to see the same four walls every day.
Residents at Southfield Court Care Home in Huddersfield made the most of the lovely spring weather as they enjoyed a trip out to a nearby town.
Clare McCourt, Home Manager, said: “For some of our residents the Church has always played an important part in their lives. So they visited All Hallows Church, where they had a look around at the stunning architecture before enjoying a little quiet reflection time. They also paid their respects at the nearby war memorial.
“Another one of our residents enjoyed a trip out to the café in Almondbury for a coffee and a cake. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and liked the change of scenery. Life doesn’t stop just because you live in a care home.”
25 Mar 2017
Taking the time to reminisce on our younger years is a lovely activity for people of all ages. However, as we get older the memories can become even fonder.
Residents at Botham Hall Care Home in Huddersfield have been doing just that as well as taking part in activities they enjoy to keep their minds active and hearts young.
Christina Halonka, Home Manager, said: “It’s really nice seeing the residents doing things they enjoy. They’re all individuals so to see them engaging in something that lights a fire in their eyes is as a care professional a wonderful sight.”
Each individual in a care home differs from the next. For example, resident Roger who used to work as an engineer enjoys reading books about cars whilst reminiscing about his own motors. Whereas two other residents at the home really enjoy getting crafty and taking part in art club.
“Variety is the spice of life,” explains Christina. “We’d all be boring if we were the same.”