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Jul 3rd, 2013 - Millbrow Care Home celebrates National Care Homes Open Day with a Vintage Tea Party and a visit from the Mayor

June 21st 2013 saw the UK's care homes take centre stage, uniting for the first time ever to create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities. On National Care Home Open Day Millbrow Care Home in Widnes opened up their home all week long and held a selection of events that catered for both their Residents and for members of the community.

The week was kicked off on Monday 17th with a 'Pamper day at the Salon', followed by a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 18th featuring Catherine Mullarkey’s stories of Widnes Old with a Mobile 'Cocktail Bar' making its rounds which was then followed by Cash and Prize Bingo for all. Then on Wednesday 19th, there was a visit from the St John Fisher Bowling Group who joined in the fun with some 'Kurling' whilst Thursday 20th, saw the return of the very popular 'Marie Silhouette Ballroom Dancers', a favourite amongst the Residents. The week was then finished off on Friday 21st June with the final event of an 'Olde Worlde Vintage Tea Party' including Cream Tea, Ice Cream, Homemade Cupcakes and Live Music. There was even a visit from the Mayor of Hulton.

Cath Rowlands, activities coordinator said, "We wanted to welcome the public into our care home as part of the community. Everyone had a great time and I was delighted to see madam mayor enjoying herself and joining in with the dancing and singing to the live music."

Pictured: PAL, Cath Rowlands; Regional Manager Lorraine Disley; The Mayor, Margaret Ratcliffe and Home manager, Michelle Widnall with Residents, Marjorie Taylor Winnie Williams and Eileen Kennyon.

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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.”

Are you looking for a care home in Wokingham? Murdoch House Care Home offers support for residential care and respite care.


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.”

Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Campsie View Care Home offers support for nursing care.


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.”

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


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!”

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

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