Woodcot Lodge Celebrate their Summer Fete
Woodcot Lodge Care Home in Gosport recently held their annual Summer Fete. The day catered to all with various stalls, activities and refreshments. The team arranged the day with a little help from residents who got involved in the planning of the event, providing donations and also managing some of the stalls.
The team, relatives and friends of Woodcot were all involved in donations for the day – the brick a brack stall was full of lovely gifts as was the tombola which was made for children to take part in. Residents ran some of the stalls and also provided some beautifully knitted goods for people to buy. The entertainment was provided by local musician, Roy Hack, who is son of one of the residents – he played ‘golden oldies’ song throughout the day for the residents and guests to sing along to. To get people into the summer spirit, there was a BBQ and Pimms provided as well as a number of cakes and other sweet treats available from Rosie’s Bar – their recently opened bar created in honour of a previous resident.
Victoria Wylde, Home Manager, said “I love working in Woodcot Lodge. The residents are so lovely and their personalities just shine so bright. I’m looking forward to running such a friendly environment. Today’s fair has really made me smile. I love seeing all the residents’ together, winning prizes and all sorts. There will be many more events like this one. The bar is excellent and I am so happy that we have another place the residents can socialise”.
The day was also a celebration for Judith Humphreys, leaving Home Manager, who was able to spend the day with all those who mean most to Woodcot Lodge. “What a lovely memory I will have of the residents before I leave Woodcot Lodge. I’m so grateful to all the residents, relatives and staff”, said an emotional Judith.
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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!”
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.”
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