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Alexandra Fayre - Finale to an event-filled season

 Following a busy summer at Alexandra House, they managed to fit in one final event of the season and made the most of the last bit of summer sun to stage their fayre at Eastwood.

   

A marquee erected – to provide shelter and ‘just in case the summer weather did its ‘usual’ however  we were incredibly lucky with the weather and it was a beautiful warm day. This enabled the residents to be outside with their families, which made a welcome change for them adding to their pleasure.

 
 

A range of activities and a great entertainer – Frankie Fortune – got everyone outdoors, friends, family and staff revelled in the event.

   

The highlight pictured below artist- 'Frankie Fortune' - a professional entertainer. He provided lots to watch with an act consisting of Music, Magic, Puppets, Percy the Parrot and Grandad, Memory games, jokes and plenty of old songs.

 

We were incredibly lucky with the weather.and this enabled the residents to be outside with their families which made a great change for them, which they thoroughly enjoyed.

 The BBQ went down well also. Burgers and Hotdogs were sold and hardly anyone was indoors.

‘A great event for all to share’ said our visitors.

   

 

Activities Coordinators,

Kaere and Lorraine join in the fun and enjoy the weather 

 

We raised a total of £316 for the Residents Fund and would like to thank all who contributed to this worthwhile event and the enjoyment it created.

Posted on 24 Sep 2012
Belle Vue Lodge First Year Anniversary Party - A Big Hit

Residents, staff their friends & families, gathered for a celebratory 'get together' tea - with a huge cake, big buffet & lots of home-made baking, all accessible so that everyone could participate.

 

Activity Co-ordinator Becky made the event a musical delight, with her 'voice of an angel' singing a whole range of songs -tunes  that our residents could recall and sing along too, really lifting the spirits.

 It was so uplifting that it made you want to dance! & dance they did.

 

Pictured left Becky serenading, adjacent to the tombola,

which staff organised, boosting the relatives fund by £120.

 
 

Barbara, pictured above right with her walking frame said 'we can do that dancing lark' and moved her hips so well, both with and without her walker, in time to the music...then felt hungry and enjoyed a large jam and cream scone!

Another Belle Vue resident, despite having eaten a big tea, following on from all the activity was able to manage another slice of pizza (or two)

 

'It was truly amazing how many residents remembered the words to the old tunes & great to see the young and old ‘partying’ together'

The fine weather enabled visiting children to paddle in the water feature and play skittles in the sun, as residents watched with delight. Almost everyone joined in the fun and the glass reception room was packed with music and laughter.

 

 

 

 

During the party we were visited by representatives of our chosen local charity - Nottingham Royal Society for the Blind. Sue Ridout, who manages the local outlet in Mapperley took receipt of a cheque (on behalf of the society) from Belle Vue Care Home Manager, Sue Clifford.

 

 

Posted on 09 Aug 2012
Nottingham Forest in Our Care Home Community

Community Coaches used to dealing with developing youngsters' footballing skills had a new remit & chose the right Care Home for their first visit working with older people - Eastgate Cares Melbourne House at Aspley.

 

Tom Bray - Community Head Coach & Declan Barker -

Assistant Community Coach, joined

Eastgate Care Activities Co-ordinator Charise at

Melbourne House to engage 12 of our residents in some alternative Games.

 

Our Care Home residents ranging from 60 year olds through to their late 90's are used to getting active - following their recent in-house Olympics.

 

Above - Our Olympic Badminton Champions ladies doubles pair receive their Gold Medals.

 

Once again our residents arose to the challenge of some different 'sports'and were enthralled by their young athletic coaches helping them to participate!

 

 Bulls Eye for our residents as Tom and Declan show them the way.

 

 

Below - Select your ammo. madam please!

 Left -  Activities Coordinator Charise demonstrates her darts skillls!  

The Nottingham Forest Community Coaches Care Home activities culminate in a final activity at the Harvey Hadden Sports Centre in September.

Posted on 02 Aug 2012
Autumn Events

A whole range of events

are planned across the Care Homes for the Autumn,

So make sure you plan your visit to take in one of these occasions, check with reception;

At Park House there will be Fireworks and entertainment, with 40's- 60's music.

It seems a long way off, but......The Christmas Pantomine is booked and this will be accompanied by Sherry and Mince Pies.

A very successful fundraising took place at the end of the summer with a 2nd Hand Sale raising £170 for the residents fund. Thank you to all arrangers and participants for all the help, this enables those few extras to be indulged in by our residents!

Posted on 13 Oct 2011
Full House at Alexandra House

Alexandra House at Eastwood reached record capacity for 2011, when in September only 1 room remained vacant for a short while!

Staff at the home are one of the top assets, with their friendly ways and caring attitude along with 

strong ties to the local community and local health services.

This was borne out by the recent response to the Alexandra House Summer Fayre when the local residents joined in the festivities

with the Care Home residents.

Posted on 27 Sep 2011

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