Sep 10th, 2014 - Open Day fun at The Grange Care Home, Colne
On Saturday 16th August 2014 The Grange Care Home in Colne, Lancashire held an open day that was well attended by the local community including people from British Legion, Angels hair salon, and the Municipal hall.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious cream scones and buns that were made by the cook, Sharon Feeney, they were especially a big hit with the residents. Residents were also pleased by a visit from Susan Duncan who runs a clothes stall at Colne Market. Susan provided a room full of new clothing that residents found extremely useful. One resident commented on how happy they were to find the right length in trousers that are normally very hard to find.
There were many games and activities on the day for the children to join in with such as badminton, a colouring competition and ball games. Some of the children got involved in organising some of the games including guess the teddies name and guess how many sweets are in the jar. There was also bric-a-brac and other stalls that were run by residents, relatives and staff. Local Councillor, Neil Butterworth also attended and enjoyed the day, especially playing badminton outside with some other attendees. Neil was a great sport and brought a lot of fun to The Grange Care Home.
Home Manager, Andrea Pevec-Loft said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all who attended including residents, families, staff and friends who donated items and helped on the day. Everyone pitched in and did their bit to ensure the day was a success and we even raised an amazing £311.82 which will go towards our resident's social fund.”
Pictured: Local Councillor, Neil Butterworth enjoying the delicious cream scones and Resident, Carole enjoying the fun with her lovely family
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!”
15 Dec 2017
The team at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Mansfield celebrated a huge 120 years’ worth of experience last week, as 5 team members received long service awards.
Karen Gilbert, Home Manager presented the7 team members with their Long Service Certificates and gifts as a thank you for their continued dedication and hard work.
Karen said: “It was a pleasure presenting the team with their awards. I want to say massive congratulations to them all for their continued dedication and hard work. They’re all thought of very highly here in the Sycamore and Poplars by the rest of the team, the residents and their relatives.”
Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.
14 Dec 2017
Residents at Riverside View Care Home in Darlington welcomed Age Concern into the home last week to celebrate everything armed forces related and the service given by veterans.
Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “We have a number of residents in our home who served in the war, and it was nice for them to share their stories, but also a little emotional as many touched on the friends who never made it home. Representatives from Age Concern also shared their service experience, displaying their medals and other momentous from their time in service. I want to thank everyone who has given their service to protect Queen and Country. We’re all very proud of you.”