Aug 9th, 2013 - Come Dine With Me Competition - Cameron House
For the past two months Four Seasons Health Care has been hosting their very own 'Come dine with me' experience around the Greater Manchester Region, replicating the popular Channel 4 TV series. Residents at the selection of Care Homes have been enjoying many afternoons being cooked for, waited on, and entertained, both in the comforts of their own homes and in the comforts of others.
The second event was hosted by Regency, Cameron House and Half Acre House on 22nd May 2013 at Regency Care home in Bury. Their theme was Vintage, and they had a guest performance by Al Johnson. The Menu was Old English with a 1940s theme consisting of the very classical prawn cocktail or salmon and dill fish cake to start, traditional home made chicken and leek pie with herby potato and seasonal vegetables as a main, and delicious Bailey’s cheesecake for desert.
Cath Roberts, activities leader for Millbrow Care Home at Four Seasons Health Care, commented: "The Come Dine With Me event was hugely popular with all of the residents from each of the care homes making it a huge success. I see this as a great way for the residents from different care homes to interact and have an exciting change to their ordinary weekly routines. It also gives them an opportunity to do something as a large group where they can all take part in the fun. It was lovely to see everyone dressed up and making an effort and we look forward to organising similar activities in the future."
Lorraine Disley, Regional Manager for Greater Manchester 2: "The whole experience of Come Dine With Me totally exceeded my expectation on so many levels. From a resident point of view, they enjoyed socialising with other residents to the point they've forged new friendships that they've have since maintained. The staff got just as much out of the experience as the residents, motivating and encouraging team work and competitiveness – each wanting to out-do the previous home. A month on, I am still being asked, 'when is the next one' by staff, residents and relatives. I have never been so proud to be part of such an amazing team."
18 Dec 2017
Residents and the care team at Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham had a lovely Christmas treat as some local school children from St Teresa’s School Choir came carol singing.
Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “The residents really enjoyed listening to the carols. Some even got up and sang along with the children, especially when Jingle Bells and Silent Night were sung. The spirit of Christmas has definitely arrived at Murdoch House.”
18 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team from Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow got into the Christmas spirit last week as they celebrated Christmas Jumper Day.
Everyone did their best to wear the most novelty jumper possible, and the results (as you can see by the picture) are quite outstanding.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “We all thought we’d wear our best novelty jumper to raise some money to provide special experiences for the residents in our care. We all had lots of fun and I want to thank everyone who donated.”
17 Dec 2017
Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”
Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.
Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”
16 Dec 2017
The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.
It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.
Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.
May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.
Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.
The headline acts included:
- Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
- Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
- Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
- Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
- Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
- Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
- Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ
Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”