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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
Top Time at Alexandra House with Top Brass

Some say the best Summer Fayre Yet! The music made a real party atmosphere as residents, relatives, staff and Top Brass got swinging!



Opening (right) with Local Eastwood Mayor -Ken Woodhead , Sue Paxton Carer and Lorraine - Activities Coordinator

 As usual the Cake Stall was a huge success as people queued up for a ‘slice of the action’, fruit & banana cakes nearly had to be auctioned to prevent fights breaking out!    

Thanks to all who got baking for us. Guess the Weight of the Cake also contributed successfully to the fund raising activity, especially when the cake was won by a  relative who then donated it to the fund.


The Tombola run by Wendy Chamberlain, daughter of resident Ella Wilson, who helped out too, got a lot of attention.

Books and Music helped boost the reading & listening habits as local residents got stocked up with their summer reading.


Pictured right - Sally  (Care Home Manager) Dorothy (Carer) & Suzie – looking for bargains!

The Mayor of Eastwood – a regular visitor over the last few months – joined in the occasion and offered his support to the home.


Bric a Brac and Candles were popular too.

 Pictured Marie and her Candles

  Thanks go to all the staff, friends & relatives who baked and donated  to make this a successful fund raising event for the relatives fund

Alexandra House, 191 Nottingham Road, Wroughton Court, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3GP

Posted on 20 Jul 2011

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