Our care news
23 Jul 2016
As the clocks chimed a new day on Monday 11th July 2016, Lillian May Arsling, a resident at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham celebrated her 106th year.
Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “Everyone at Murdoch House helped Lillian to celebrate her 106th birthday. We had a lovely party with her friends and family, with everyone celebrating this monumental day. Lillian even received a personalised birthday card from one of her friends, which made her day.”
22 Jul 2016
When the local allotments in Warmley held their scarecrow competition, they weren’t expecting to see a family of scarecrows heading their way.
When residents from Warmley House Care Home in Warmley, heard of the competition they got to work.
Sue Horsewell, Home Manager, explained: “The residents got their creative juices flowing when they started creating the scarecrows. They created a family of four, complete with baby, brother, mum and dad. The residents won 1st prize in the competition which they were ecstatic about. The scarecrows will now take pride of place in the allotment and be put to work.
“I want to congratulate Mary Monks, Sheila Wray, Norman Taylor and Arthur Lunn on their achievement. Well done everyone, it was a well-deserved win!”
22 Jul 2016
Everyone at Four Seasons congratulates Karronann Naylor on completing her Race for Life.
Karronann is the Personal Activities Lead at Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport. Her Home Manager Vickie Wylde told us: “Everyone at Woodcot Lodge is very proud of Karronann. Her hard work paid off and she raised over £100 to help fund research in the fight against cancer. I’m so proud of the charitable spirit of my team here.”
Speaking to Karronann after the race she said: “I couldn’t quite believe what I’d signed up for, but I’m so happy I did it.”
Are you looking for a care home in Gosport? Woodcot Lodge Care Home provides support for all types of care including nursing care, respite care, dementia care and residential care.
22 Jul 2016
It’s not every day you get to see Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper on a motorcycle. However, that as so much more entertained the residents at Ladymead Care Home in Swindon.
KC Byju Vasudevan, Home Manager, explained: “When people think of care homes, they tend to have the mental image that their loved ones are left to their own devices day in day out. That’s not the case at Four Seasons, and certainly not at Ladymead.
“We like to provide special resident experiences for the people who live in our home. A number of the residents had mentioned the Wroughton Carnival, and we noticed its route went straight past Ladymead. We got all the residents ready and took them outside to prepare for the show. Once outside everyone had an ice cream and watched the floats as they went by.”
The floats this year featured the Men in Black fighting aliens, Minions (including King Bob) and of course the notorious Darth Vadar and his trusty Storm Trooper.
KC Byju Vasudevan added: “Everyone had a lovely time. Some of the Minions even came over and told some stories to our residents.”
21 Jul 2016
It’s been a couple of years since Ground Force’s theme tune could be heard in our living rooms. A team of green-fingered fanatics at Woodview Care Home in Lincoln became their very own ground force team embarking on a garden transformation that even Alan Titchmarsh would be happy of.
Louise Lawson, Home Manager, explained: “For some time now at Woodview we have had an area which has been unusable for residents and caused a bit of an eye-sore. This summer, with help from some of our residents from both the Woodview and Greenwood units, the activities team decided it was time for a bit of a change.
“After speaking to the residents, I came up with the idea of putting a little patch of AstroTurf to cover the little section of courtyard that we wanted to cover. This was the beginning of the transformation.
“We had to move wires which our maintenance man Vince helped with, we then moved slabs, levelled the ground with sand and laid 16 square meters of fake grass. The grass is very realistic in appearance and wheelchairs can even go across it. All in all the garden looks much better than it did and we are enjoying using it. We have planted vegetables, played games outside, painted murals and also just enjoy sitting out in the sun!”