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27 Nov 2017

Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow held a very special celebration to mark resident Walter’s 80th birthday!

Walter is a big fan of karaoke, and naturally took centre stage and entertained all of his fellow residents.

Katy Jenks, Home Manger, said: “We all had a fantastic time celebrating Walter’s birthday. Many of us took a turn on the karaoke, but Walter was the star of the show. Happy birthday again Walter!”

Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns Walter.


27 Nov 2017

Hallgarth Care Home in Durham had the pleasure of welcoming back their friends ‘The Silver Liners’, a group of 7 Ukulele players for an afternoon of music and song.

The gig included music local to the North East of England including: ‘When the boat comes in’, ‘The Keel Row’ and ‘Blaydon Races’ and got everyone’s feet tapping and hands clapping. Everyone then enjoyed a good old sing along with songs including ‘Hello Mary Lou’, ‘Daisy, Daisy’, ‘Pack up your troubles’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’, with a little rock and roll, the Twist and some Gospel music thrown in.

Angela Muir, Home Manager, said: “It really was an afternoon with a bit of something to suit everyone. Of course they gang couldn’t come along without a tribute to George Formby whom made the Ukulele famous with ‘Leaning on the Lamp Post’. The afternoon was finished off nicely with tea, cheese scones and a good old chat.”

Are you looking for a care home in Durham? Hallgarth Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


26 Nov 2017

Residents, their families and the care team from Bearehill Care Home in Brechin held a cheese and wine event last week.

Residents got to pick from a selection of cheeses – including stinky stilton and cheddar – to accompany their glass of wine.

Joyce Chalmers, Home Manager said: “Everyone enjoyed the cheese and wine event. Some of the resident even became wine and cheese connoisseurs. It’s safe to say only a few crumbs were left at the end of the event.”

Are you looking for a care home in Brechin? Bearehill Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care and end of life/palliative care.


25 Nov 2017

The Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen hosted a lovely tea dance which was attended by elderly people from across the community. The event run by Aberdeen City Council’s Wellbeing Group was very well attended.

Four of the attendees were Mabel, Margaret, Sandra and Eve, the lovely ladies from Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside. They all enjoyed themselves, taking their turns on the dance floor.

Sandra’s memory was jolted and she said: “oh how I enjoyed dancing here on a Saturday night".

The Aberdeen Beach Ballroom was very famous to our residents as this is the place where they used to go to for a dance and party on a weekend and most of them met their husbands and wives there. Margaret showed her talent in dancing the foxtrot. Mabel turned her chair so she could watch all the dancers and was very thankful for the chance to visit the ballroom again.

Sheila Gesma, Home Manager, said: “Being a part of the Aberdeen City Council Wellbeing Group has opened lots of opportunities for our residents to go out and be involved in the community. It’s great to see our ladies having a nice time at the beach ballroom and reminiscing. Many thanks to Marlene (Personal Activities Leader) and Jenny (Care Assistant) for accompanying the ladies at the tea dance.”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for all types of care including dementia care, nursing care and respite care.


25 Nov 2017

Congratulations go to the team at Regency Care Home in Whitefield, after being commended for their care and kindness.

Nichola Birkett, Acting Home Manager, presented six Recognition of Care and Kindness (ROCK) awards to various members of the team after being commended for their care and compassion shown and the skill in which they deliver care to their residents living with dementia.

Nichola Birkett said: “I’m very proud of the team here, they regularly go the extra mile to make a difference to the residents they care for, this has been shown especially in recent weeks when the home was going through the Dementia Care Framework. These awards show that every member of the team in the home cares for the residents that live here. Well done everyone! These awards are very well deserved.”

After the presentation, everyone enjoyed themselves with a slice of cake.

A ROCK award is a nationwide honour that specifically highlights the impact a Four Season Health Care employee has made on the lives of people living in one of their care homes. An internal prize, staff are nominated for an award by either residents, their relatives or friends, who have witnessed or experienced staff members demonstrating excellent standards of care and kindness in their role.

Are you looking for a care home in Whitefield? Regency Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, specialist care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.

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