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20 Nov 2015

As a way of raising funds for the residents over the festive season, the team at Holywood Care Home in Belfast donated items to sell at their very own stall at a local car boot sale. Two members of the team gave up their Sunday’s to raise funds for the home.

Pamela Irwin, Personal Activities Leader and Rachel Downing, Sister on the Dementia Care Unit, both took part in arranging the car boot sale. The team grouped together to find items they no longer had use for or that could go to a new home. They had various things to sell, from decorations to children’s toys. In total, the girls managed to raise £140 which will go towards providing more entertainment to the residents at Holywood.

Mauro Magbitang, Home Manager, told us “I really appreciate the time and effort all the team provide in enhancing the lives of the residents here at Holywood. They all work extremely hard and have no hesitation in going the extra mile – shown by them doing the car boot sale”.

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20 Nov 2015

Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham have recently been praised for their care and hard work after being nominated for a Recognition Of Care and Kindness Award. One of the residents recognised the commitment the team put into their roles on a daily basis and felt they should be awarded for this.

Joan McDougal, former resident, nominated the whole team for the award. Her son, John, attended the awards ceremony and presented the award to everyone alongside Jo Butler, Regional Manager. He was able to thank the team on behalf of Joan for everything they did for her whilst at Murdoch House.

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.

Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, told us “I am so lucky to have such a great team here at Murdoch House – I’m really proud of each and every one of them for all the hard work and dedication they provide to our residents”.

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19 Nov 2015

Recently, Lea Green Court Care Home in Newcastle upon Tyne fell silent for the afternoon whilst a Care Assistant took on a sponsored silence to raise money for the resident’s fund. She wasn’t allowed even a whisper and managed to stay quiet for 3 hours.

Faye Robson, Care Assistant, has worked for Four Seasons Health Care for 4 years and is a very dedicated employee. As she is very bubbly and full of energy, Faye thought this challenge would be great to take on. From kind donations, Faye managed to raise £150 for the resident’s fund which they can use to celebrate Christmas over the festive season.

Helen Langley, Home Manager, told us “Faye did so well to stay silent for the 3 hours – she is such a lively person and is always chatty. The money is for such a good cause and our residents will certainly enjoy celebrating Christmas with the funds”.

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18 Nov 2015

Throughout October Four Season’s Health Care have been celebrating Older People’s Day, an event which recognises the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society.

As well as a variety of events and celebrations across the county, we have been talking to and filming residents, their families and our staff to hear their ‘words of wisdom’.

Many residents at our homes talked to us about what they have learnt during their lives, and any advice they have to share. We also talked to their families and the team here at Four Seasons about what they have learnt from residents and the older people in their lives.

From lessons on enjoying life and focusing on your family, to some slightly cheekier messages, it has been fantastic to hear from people at our homes across the country. To hear some of the words of wisdom click on the video below.

18 Nov 2015

The Maltings Care Home in Fakenham recently joined the fun of Wear it Pink day. The campaign was set up by Breast Cancer Now to raise awareness of the charity and get everyone involved wearing something pink.

Susan Thurlow, a member of the team at The Maltings, fully embraced the pink theme and decided she was going to dye her hair pink for the charity. She dyed her hair at the home so the residents could help out and watch the transformation. Susan managed to raise £150 for Breast Cancer Now for this dedicated act of charity. Betty Hughes, a resident, watched Susan dye her hair and said afterwards she would like to do hers green!

Joanne Coker, Home Manager, told us “I’m really proud of Susan for doing this – she is a very dedicated person and it’s great to have her as part of the team here at The Maltings. She managed to raise a huge amount of money from kind donations. The residents really enjoyed getting involved with Wear it Pink, especially watching Susan do this!”

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