Local homes get together for Summer Fun Day
Over the past 4 years, Hesslewood House has arranged a Summer Fun Day in which all the Four Seasons Health Care local homes join together and compete in various games and competitions to win prizes for their homes. This year the theme was ‘Countries around the World’. Each of the homes went to town with their costumes. Residents, relatives and friends were all invited to come and join the fun day which turned out to be a great day for all.
There were 7 homes that took part in the day; Hesslewood House as China, Beech Tree as France, Broadacres as India, Randolph House as Australia, Brimington as Egypt, Beech House as Hawaii and Layden Court as Mexico. As part of this, both staff and residents competed to have the best costumes, best themed cake, best decorated wheelchair and best decorated walking frame. Each entry was fantastic; all the homes put a great amount of effort into their decorations and costumes.
Alongside the theme competitions, the staff were also challenging one another in various games and races throughout the day. The teams were able to take part in an obstacle course, egg and spoon races, skipping races, relays and 3 legged races which were great entertainment for everyone involved. There was also hook a duck and a raffle to take part in which helped raised funds for the next Summer Fun Day. There was live entertainment by a local musician as well as a wide selection of food and cakes for everyone to enjoy.
The winners all won prizes to use at their homes such as a barbeque, gardening equipment and a water feature. Randolph won the races and best costume, Beech Tree won best walking frame, Hesslewood won best cake and Brimington won best wheelchair.
Jayne Clark, Regional Manager, said “What a fabulous day our region had! It was a really well organised event that went without a hitch. As you can see from the photos, everyone really enjoyed taking part in the races and competitions. The effort put in to the costumes and decorations by each home was tremendous. We are all looking forward to doing it all again next year, plans are already underway!”
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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!”
16 Dec 2017
The Rookery Care Home has been fundraising to get some new activity equipment to provide special experiences for those in their care.
Susan Dyke, a member of the team made a big sacrifice and as a result raised over £400 for the cause.
Gail Llewelyn, Home Manager, said: “Sue decided she’s cut her hair off for the cause. She used to have hair that would rival Rapunzel and had never been to a hairdresser, so to have it cut off into a pixie style was a big deal for her. On behalf of everyone at The Rookery I want to say thank you!”