Our care news
3 May 2017
There’s fun for all of the family including lots of different stalls, beat the goalie and hook a duck games and a bouncy castle and much more.
Simon Shaw, Home Manager at Grove House, said: “Everyone is welcome to come to the Summer Fair. It’ll be a day of fun and excitement for all of the family. I look forward to seeing everyone there. The Summer Fair starts at 12pm till 4pm.”
3 May 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team at Windsor House Care Home in Cannock held a cracking Easter party which had everyone up on their feet singing and dancing.
Kerry Craddock, Home Manager, said: “The Easter Party was very successful and everyone had lots of fun. We had Mike singing in the morning, followed by an Easter Bonnet parade, lovely buffet and an Easter themed raffle. We were thrilled that the raffle raised £139 for the resident’s fund. Everyone finished the day tucking into an Easter egg left by the Easter bunny.”
Are you looking for a care home in Cannock? Windsor House offers support for all types of care including dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care, specialist care and intermediate care.
3 May 2017
No two days are ever the same at Howdon Care Centre in Wallsend thanks to the full activities calendar that keeps the residents busy.
Firstly, on 23rd April 2017, residents and the team came together for a church activity. Everyone joined the Church of Christ (also known as Iglesia Ni Cristo) in a session of singing and dancing. Once everyone had finished dancing, we settled down for a nice chat and a little bit of gift giving.
Ruth Todd, Home Manager, explained: “Children at the church made gift bags complete with handmade thank you cards thanking the residents for inviting them into their home. There were happy faces all around which was a lovely sight to see.”
When they’re not singing and dancing, residents are keeping themselves busy doing jigsaws, puzzles, reminiscence and sensory activities as part of an ‘Active Minds’ session. The residents thoroughly enjoy themselves, and there’s a chance we could pull together a Team Howdon for the next edition of Mastermind.
3 May 2017
Residents at Hallgarth Care Home in Durham have been gearing up for their country and western themed day. What better way to do it, than welcoming a pony for everyone to get up close and personal with.
Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “We had the pleasure of an afternoon with ‘Wish upon a Star’ who is a miniature horse from America, and part of a pony therapy group who visit residents in care homes.
“Wish was adorable and so pleased to be center of attention. She was petted, stroked and talked to, given cuddles and even sang to. She visited residents all around the home, even those in their room which was greatly appreciated.
“Wish is definitely a lady of style with her glittery hooves and diamantes on her bridal, and what’s more she didn’t leave us any unexpected surprises anywhere in the home.
“Watch this space for our country and western themed event in the coming weeks.”
3 May 2017
Residents at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Mansfield enjoyed two different groups of visitors to help them celebrate Easter this year.
On Easter Saturday, the home welcomed a local Church Choir in who performed a variety of songs for the residents. The choir even sung some of the residents’ favourites and actively encouraged them to get involved. Whilst the residents were singing, the care team took it upon themselves to dress using a variety of Easter masks which put a smile on everyone’s face.
On Easter Sunday, the residents were woken up by the sounds of motorbike engines, as the Gothic Bikers rolled up. They showed off their shiny bikes to the residents, and delivered them a variety of Easter eggs for them all to enjoy.
Karen Gilbert, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed the Easter celebrations here at The Sycamore and Poplars. However, some would have happily swapped their Easter egg for a ride on one of the Gothic Biker’s motor bike.”
Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? The Sycamore and Poplars offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.