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14 Oct 2015

The team at Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon recently put together a party for one of their residents who reached the young age of 100. Family, friends and residents were all invited to share the special day with her.

Ivy Winmill, resident at Ringshill, turned 100 on 5th October. Ivy’s room was flooded with presents, flowers and chocolates for her to enjoy on her birthday. The team made a special cake for Ivy and presented this to her as they sung Happy Birthday. Ivy also received a very special birthday card from Her Majesty the Queen wishing her all the best on this wonderful occasion.

Karen Waddington, Home Manager, told us “It was a lovely day to celebrate Ivy’s 100th birthday. She was so happy with all the presents, especially her card from the Queen. She’s told us she will keep the card safe and cherish it forever more”.

Happy 100th Birthday Ivy, from all at Four Seasons Health Care.

14 Oct 2015

We are very pleased to announce that Four Seasons Health Care have been shortlisted for a number of categories in the International Dementia Awards. They will be held early November 2015 at the International Dementia Conference.

The Dementia Services Development Centre and the Care and Dementia Show established the awards to recognise organisations and individuals who have worked to improve the quality of life for people with dementia. The judging panel will consist of members of the Dementia Services Development Centre International Advisory Board which includes members from all over the world.

Our Dementia Services Team in Northern Ireland are finalists in the Service Innovation Team of the Year Award. Nominees for this award have been chosen as they have demonstrated that they enhance the quality of services received by people with dementia through their work. Joanne Agnelli, Dementia Services Quality Manager at Four Seasons Health Care, is also a finalist in the Dementia Leader of the Year category – this award recognises an individual who has made a considerable difference to the lives of people with dementia nationally or internationally.

Good Luck to both Joanne and the Dementia Services Team from all at Four Seasons Health Care.

13 Oct 2015

Hallgarth Care Home in Durham recently held a coffee morning in order to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. The team decorated Bailey's Bar, Hallgarth's very own bar, with blue and white balloons, flowers and ribbons to get in the spirit. They also provided plenty of homemade treats for everyone to enjoy with their hot drinks.

The team, residents, family and friends of Hallgarth all joined in the fun to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer's Society. Everyone was invited to spend the morning drinking tea and coffee, enjoy a cake or two, have a chin wag with other guests but most importantly enjoy themselves. A representative from the Alzheimer's Society was also present at the coffee morning - she was able to answer any questions raised and provide information to the guests.

Angela Muir, Care Home Manager, told us "I'm so glad we decided to hold the coffee morning, it was a great success and everyone enjoyed themselves. Although the weather outside was a bit miserable, the cheer inside was wonderful. We managed to raise an impressive £50 for the Alzheimer's Society from kind donations made by our visitors. The cakes were also lovely and enjoyed by all. We will definitely be holding another coffee morning soon".

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13 Oct 2015

Gowrie House Care Home in Kirkcaldy recently held a flower arranging event for the residents to get involved with. The idea was suggested by one of the residents who expressed how much she loved flower arrangement and would like to get other residents involved in it.

The team at Gowrie House thought this idea was great and purchased some beautiful flowers and baskets for the residents to get creative with. Three residents, Betty, Winnie and Betty were very eager to have a go at flower arrangement and show off their talents. The activity was a great success and everyone made lovely flower baskets. These will be displayed in the home for all the residents to admire.

Anjie Restar, Home Manager, told us “For me this activity can grow, the residents really got involved with colour schemes and which were their favourites. We will definitely be doing this again and hoping more residents get involved. The feedback we got was great so we’re really pleased it went so well”.

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catering award

12 Oct 2015

Christine Hamilton, Group Executive Chef, and David Richards, Chef Trainer, have been named Catering Team of the Year at the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) annual awards.

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