As part of a lively inter-generational project between Marlborough Court Care Home and Bexley Business Academy pupils, a "Time Capsule" was recently buried in the home's garden. Deputy Mayor Councillor Geraldine Lucia-Hennis, residents, pupils and staff all participated in this fun event at the home.
It was a night of double celebrations for two Four Seasons' staff at this year’s National Dementia Care Awards.
We announced in July that Pete Calveley intends to leave Four Seasons Health Care at a mutually agreed time next year. We agreed that he would see through a restructuring to focus on developing businesses in strategic areas. That has been completed successfully and we now operate as three distinct divisions: a national network of homes providing specialist dementia and nursing care; a chain of homes offering high quality elderly care with hotel standard services for people who elect to pay to live in a home as a life-style choice and The Huntercombe Group providing care, treatment and rehabilitation in areas of mental health and brain injury. Recently Pete Calveley handed over to Ian Smith as Group CEO, additional to his role as Chairman, until our new business division CEOs are established in their positions.
Catchpole Court Care Home organised a Firework Competition with children from St Joesphs School in Sudbury. The children all did firework posters, which were all fantastic!! On Tuesday 5th November we had our local Mayor Adrian Osborne visit the home to judge all the posters. The children were due to also visit, but due to heavy rain, they were unable to attend.
Crabwell Hall Care Home in Chester held a Cake Sale for their Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ and raised a massive £232.70. The home was decorated with bunting and balloons and baked cakes were donated by staff and sold on the day. Activities also included a raffle, tombola, bran tub and ‘guess the amount of coffee beans in the jar’. The coffee morning was attended by residents and relatives. Hilary Price, Home Manager, said, "Staff, residents and relatives had a really fun time."