Our care news
6 Jan 2016
As something different around Christmas, Ringshill Care Home in Huntingdon invited a local rhythm group to come and perform for the residents. The performers specialised in Egyptian dance which was something new for everyone.
In amongst the Christmas celebrations, the team wanted to try something a little different. Rhythm of Egypt visited the home to help the residents learn a new style of dance they hadn’t seen before. They taught the residents some moves and spoke about the history of Egyptian dance.
Katie Wilkinson, Care Home Manager, told us “It was something a little different for the residents to enjoy in the run up to Christmas. It was also a chance for us all to learn something new – the team especially were up on their feet trying out the new moves. We all had a wonderful day”.
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5 Jan 2016
Billy Partridge, Home Manager at Wyndthorpe Hall Care Home in Doncaster has joined the relief efforts in helping the flood victims around York. We have all seen the devastation the floods have caused over the past few weeks so Billy is requesting help for those affected.
With the help of Radio Sheffield, Billy has appealed for people in the surrounding areas to bring any items they feel would help those in need to the home which he will then distribute to relief centres. As most are flooded out of their homes, items particularly in need are cleaning products, buckets, mops and new clothing to help people get back on their feet.
Billy explained “relief centres have been set up in York collecting the much needed items. I’m asking for the local public or retailers to give anything they can to the flood victims. The clean-up will be a massive task so cleaning products will be essential. I’ve set up a mini relief centre here at the home for the donated items which I will then take to the relief centres in York. All items will be much appreciated and will certainly be helping a very worthy cause”.
If you’re in the local area and would like to help, please visit the Wyndthorpe Hall contact page where you will find a map and directions to the home.
4 Jan 2016
Holybourne Day Care Centre in London had a blast over Christmas at their very own fancy dress party. The team invited residents, families and friends to come to the centre and enjoy a Christmas dinner and some festive fancy dress.
Everywhere was decorated head to toe with Christmas decorations in preparation for the fun filled day the team had arranged. Everyone dressed up in their favourite Christmas costumes to get in the spirit. They provided a Christmas dinner for everyone to tuck into followed by some festive dancing.
Christine Smith, Centre Manager, told us “We all had so much fun celebrating Christmas here at Holybourne. Everyone made a real effort with the fancy dress which made the whole day that much better. Thank you to all who came to join us”.
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4 Jan 2016
Everyone here at Four Seasons Health Care has been extremely busy celebrating in the run up to Christmas. From festive knits, to sparing a seat for Christmas dinner, Four Seasons has done it all this year to ensure everyone had the best possible Christmas.
To only name a few; The Vale, Amethyst House and Beechcare all got dressed up to celebrate ITV’s Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day which helps raise money for Macmillan, Make a Wish and Save the Children. Osbourne Court also joined in and had their ROCK Award presentation dressed in their festive outfits.
Hemsworth Park had a pleasant surprise after they were treated by their local Tesco store who kindly delivered goody bags full of treats and gifts for residents to enjoy over Christmas. Marlborough Court was also lucky enough to have gifts given to them by a local school.
Burlington Court created their very own Santa’s Grotto in which a local nursery came to visit to join in on the celebrations – the residents had a lovely afternoon and everyone joined together for Christmas Carols.
Ladymead Care Home in Swindon held their own Carol singing concert for residents to perform for one another. The team invited relatives and friends to join at the home for an afternoon of festive cheer and spirit.
Katherine Clark, Home Manager at Churchfield was heartbroken to find a 76 year old widower appealing for company over Christmas. Katherine invited the local resident to join Churchfield for Christmas dinner with transport provided as a good will gesture.
Amongst all of these, we’ve also seen some fabulous Christmas parties.
We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and wish you a very happy New Year!
4 Jan 2016
Over the Christmas period, St Catherines Care Home in Bolton turned their home into a Santa’s Grotto for the Christmas Fayre. Residents, relatives and friends all gathered at the home for some festive fun and treats.
To mark the day, the home was lucky enough to have a surprise visit from Santa and his elves, as well as him bringing some of his reindeer to visit. Everybody was shocked but loved having the reindeer around. They also had a wide variety of stalls available for people to browse. The Mayor of Horwich also came to see the festivities and have a chat with residents.
Gillian Johnson, Home Manager, told us “We had a fantastic day at our Christmas Fayre! The visit from the reindeer was a firm favourite for all. Despite the weather being on the dull side, we managed to raise £1500 for the resident’s fund which will certainly help in the New Year. Thank you all so much for coming”.
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