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11 Nov 2015

Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon were recently treated to a unique performance by a Majorette’s group from the local area. The team invited families and friends to join them and the residents for the performance.

Harmony Majorette’s put on a spectacular performance for the guests. David Dicks, Chef at Ringshill, arranged for the group to come and perform for the residents as his daughter is a member. As the weather was nice, they were able to do the performance outside in the courtyard. All the residents were so impressed by the Majorette’s – especially knowing the youngest member was just 3 years old.

Katie Wilkinson, Care Home Manager, told us “The performance was great – it was nice to have something different like this arranged for the residents. They were all extremely impressed, as were the guests that joined us. Thank you David for arranging this”.

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10 Nov 2015

The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Warsop took part in the Wear It Pink campaign which ran recently for Breast Cancer Now. The team arranged for everyone to take part and wear pink for the afternoon. They also decorated the home with pink bunting and provided pink treats for all the guests.

Wear it Pink Day is an awareness day set up by Breast Cancer Now and was celebrated 23rd October. The team invited relatives and friends to join together at the home for afternoon tea whilst dressed in their pink garments. Cakes were donated to the event by relatives and friends which were all decorated pink. In total, the home managed to raise over £90 which will be donated to Breast Cancer Now.

Lucy Stupple, Home Manager, told us “We had a lovely afternoon at our Wear it Pink event. Everyone got involved and donated to the worthy cause. The cakes that were very kindly donated were incredible – everyone loved them. Well done to the team for arranging a great afternoon!”

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9 Nov 2015

Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport has recently celebrated the hard work of their team. The whole team were nominated for a Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) Award by a relative for their outstanding care. They also praised their Employee of the Month in a joint awards ceremony at the home.

Carmen Kartesdt, photographed above, accepted the ROCK Award on behalf of the whole team at Woodcot Lodge. David Pike, a relative, sent a letter of thanks explaining how much he appreciates the care provided to his parents who were both once residents of Woodcot Lodge. He said “we witnessed such a high level of love, care, understanding and support that I really did not think could exist. The team involved with my parents at the time are a real credit to the company. On behalf of myself and my family, I would like you to know your efforts are very much appreciated”.

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.

As part of their in house Employee of the Month award, Michaela Larkin, photographed above, was presented with a certificate and a voucher for her contribution to the home. Michaela was nominated by her colleagues for her kindness and overall great personality.

Vickie Wylde, Care Home Manager, told us “It’s such a pleasure to award the team in this way – they work extremely hard each day so it’s great to give something back to them as a way of thanks”.

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9 Nov 2015

A resident at Mount Lens Care Home in Belfast recently reached an impressive milestone when she turned 105 years old at the end of October. She celebrated her birthday in style after the team arranged a birthday party – inviting friends, family and special guests to share the magnificent occasion with her.

Zerna Pake has been a resident of Mount Lens for five years but has always lived in the local area. She continues to maintain her strong connections with her Church and attends as regularly as she can. Born in 1910, she was two when the Belfast-built Titanic sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, has lived through two World Wars, and seen the birth of television and space travel. Zerna revealed her secret to a long, happy life was that she never married or had children, she never drank or smoked, but always kept a good sense of humour.

The team planned a birthday party for Zerna – they decorated the home, put on afternoon tea and invited Valerie Carroll, accordion player and daughter of fellow resident, to come and play for the guests. Zerna is a big fan of baking so the team had a cake made especially for her. She also received her second card from the Queen wishing her well on this wonderful day. As a representative of the Queen, Professor Dame Judith Hill, former Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland, was also able to come and meet Zerna and hear all about her fantastic life.

Paulo Morais, Home Manager, told us “Nursing plays such a large part in my life that a day like this is a source of great pride. I consider it a privilege to have Zerna with us at Mount Lens – she brings out the best in all of us with her wonderful sense of humour, and for that I offer her my sincere thanks. The birthday party was a perfect way to celebrate all the happiness Zerna brings to all”.

Happy 105th Birthday Zerna, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.

9 Nov 2015

The team at Bickleigh Down Care Home in Plymouth recently celebrated the long service of one of their employees. They arranged a small get together with the residents and the team as a way of thanking her for all the hard work she puts in to Bickleigh Down.

Christine Gallagher, photographed above, has worked at Bickleigh Down for 20 years. She is a very valued member of the team and is well known by all the residents. The team put together an awards ceremony for Christine in which they presented her with gifts as a way of thanks.

Georgina Linnell, Home Manager, told us “Christine is a very dedicated member of our team and we are very lucky to have her. Her length of service reflects her devotion to Bickleigh Down. We had a lovely party to mark the occasion and presented Christine with some beautiful flowers, champagne and a work anniversary cake! Thank you Christine”.

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