Our care news
3 Aug 2016
The weather stayed drive as Whitefield Lodge Care Home in Glasgow celebrated turning 20 by hosting a lovely summer garden party.
Angela Martin, Home Manager, said: “We had a fantastic afternoon, the sun shone through and helped make the day a success. To celebrate our 20th birthday party we invited everyone to come and have some fun. This included listening to live music and a special afternoon tea. One of our special guests, albeit a little special guest, even helped when it came to blowing out the candles and cutting the cake.
“We offer different levels of care to suit a range of needs, from nursing to dementia, palliative care to respite care. We have a team of registered nurses and trained care assistants who provide a high standard of care around the clock. Although there have been lots of changes over the past 20 years, our care and commitment to our residents and their families has remained the same. I look forward to seeing what the next 20 years holds for us here at Whitefield Lodge.
“I want to thank everyone for coming to our party and celebrating this special day with us.”
3 Aug 2016
What do you call a man with a piece of wood on his head?
This is just some of the comedy gold that has had residents and the team alike chuckling at Cedars and Larches Care Home in Ilkeston for their International Joke Day celebrations.
Alison Richards, Personal Activities Leader, said: “We took the Joke Day theme to a whole new level planning a week of activities to ensure the residents had a good old giggle. We had a joke of the day, name the comic quiz, watched some comedy DVDs spanning the ages and a funny sing along. We’ve had a right good laugh and memorable chats with our residents about the comedy of yesteryear. International Joke Day really has brightened up our week.”
If residents ever needed a bit of inspiration, or just fancied a laugh, they could visit the Cedars and Larches themed board which had lots of jokes on to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Another joke that was featured was….
What did the stamp say to the envelope?
…Stick with me and you’ll go far.
2 Aug 2016
Laughter is good for the soul and this was certainly the case for Longfield Care Home in Eglinton.
The home celebrated International Joke Day with everyone having a good old laugh during joke time.
Louise McClusky, Home Manager, explains: “Everyone, the team and residents alike all got into the joke day spirit. There was lots of dressing up and posing and jokes being shared around the home. We also had a group visit called the Melody Makers. They sketched a number of our residents and our teams in funny poses which again raised more laughs. Everyone had a lovely day and it was nice to hear the sound of laughter for the entire day. It truly was infectious.”
2 Aug 2016
The King was definitely in Doncaster as he visited a local care home. Donning his iconic white suit residents at Adeline House were definitely all shook up.
Gail Bullock, Home Manager, said: “Elvis came and entertained us with his greatest hits. Everyone had a lovely time singing along. We have some really big Elvis fans here at the home, and he took the time to have a chat and a photograph with them which really made their day. I want to thank Elvis for coming in, we look forward to welcoming you back.”
2 Aug 2016
When the residents of Woodside looked out of their windows on Sunday 24th July, the last thing they were expecting to see was a gaggle of pop stars walking down the street.
The sponsored walk, was being done in aid of the resident’s fund at Laurels Lodge Care Home based in Woodside and was being done by members of the care team, volunteers and resident’s relatives.
The group of 9, all dressed as music royalty began their walk at Fittie Harbour at 1.30pm finishing up at the Care Home. Susan Simpson (relative), Lynn Taylor (relative), Fred Park (volunteer), Jean Park (volunteer), Fe Gesma (volunteer), Sheila Gesma (Home Manager), Linda Mason (Deputy Manager), Rhodora Antiojo (Nurse), Marlene Smith (Personal Activities Leader) and Debra all donned their walking shoes for the cause.
Sheila Gesma, Home Manager, said: “We have been doing this fundraising event for the last 11 years now and it still receives great support from families, friends and the team here at Laurels Lodge. I want to thank our Personal Activities Leader Marlene who prepared a fantastic buffet for the participants after the walk. The fantastic support we continually receive from the families and friends is very heart warming.”
The group managed to raise over £500. The money will help the care team to provide special resident experiences to those who live in Laurels Lodge Care Home.