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A Special Occasion Celebrating 25 Years of Care

Eastgate 25 Years Providing Care, 1990 - 2015

Home for an estimated ¼ million people over a quarter of a century

 Celebrations took place for this landmark event at County Hall Nottingham

This special occasion was marked by the gathering of 100 personnel, many having in excess of 20 years service; The festivity was assisted by a cocktail reception and a string quartet accompaniment, easing into a dinner, gift awards and speeches.


The evening began with cocktails and a string quartet adding to the ambience at this 'local' venue.


Previous and current staff, some of the original suppliers and business partners,  numbering 100 personnel, joined to celebrate the 25 year business success


  The staff are what really makes the difference on a daily and yearly basis – this was borne out at these Long Service Awards

 17 Employees received long service awards, having contributed in excess of 300 years of care. The specially engraved cut glass gifts were presented by founder James Day and his wife Susan. Pictured Gill Hooton who retired this year from Alexandra House after 23 years of service.

 Care Home Managers; with Operations Manager Sharon Di Maio


Lots of sharing and fun took place at the celebrations for long service.

Selected nominations were received for current employees who were considered by their managers to be exceptional members offering their outstanding commitment to their care home teams 



 The overall award for outstanding performance was received by Caroline Downing - Administration Manager at Park House.

 Organiser Rashpal, from Eastgates White Swan Head Office pictured receiving her bouquet, havingsuccessfully organised this carefully thought out event.

Posted on 27 Oct 2015
Come and Join us for the Annual Belle Vue Hoedown



A wagonload of activities to accompany

Barn dance!

At Belle Vue Lodge on Saturday 17th October 2015

2.30pm Start


Live Entertainer and American style food


Yeeee Ha!

Off Woodborough Road, Mapperley, NG3 5FS

Posted on 16 Oct 2015
Joanne - a winner for Park House

We are thrilled that our very own Marathon runner - in the Robin Hood Marathaon, completed the course, enjoyed it and raised lots of funds for the residents at Park House, where Gran, Mary Bell is resident.

 Joanne with Gran Mary at Park House, she visits regularly and often takes her little dog as Mary loves to see her.  Joanne raises over £500.0 for the residents fund at Park House. She knows that Gran enjoys her home at Park and the outings.

 Joanne gets a placing after recovering from a fall earlier in the year and training hard.

Posted on 09 Oct 2015
Art Gallery Opening - Sherry & Social at Park House Bulwell

A commemorative Mini Art Gallery is opening on Wednesday 7th October, 4pm-4.30pm – with a sherry and cheese reception, for residents and guests, to celebrate the artist Horace Smith who was a resident at Park House.  


The Park House Reception area is transformed into mini-art gallery, utilising this great space to display the variety of watercolours produced by past resident and amateur artist Horace.

Amongst the range of pictures Horace has painted; local scenes, people, animals and even  an ocean liner. There is a plaque commemorating Horace Smiths work and his life.



Horace was born on the 10th August 1937, he lived in Sneinton, St Annes. He never married or had any children.

He worked for the city council as a gardener for 30 years.

He  lived at Park House for almost two years. 

He painted form a young age as a hobby.


Park House is known for a variety of activities which often involve artistry of some form.

Care Home Manager Linda Britain welcomes community interaction and artist visits.


The home has a range of art adorning the walls and acting as 'signposts' for residents.




Posted on 03 Oct 2015
Melbourne House 'Imagine Art' Engages Residents

Music, singing, story-telling, and puppetry - timeless entertainment forms were brought to Melbourne House by the City Arts Imagine project.

Artist Amanda Smith enthralls our residents with her great story telling skills.



 The variety of art forms appealed to different individuals and this was part of the objective - to see what worked best for the residents.



'Lots of people smiled and laughed and focussed on the  storytelling and other planned exercises.  We also had some very special moments with individual residents, in particular with Anton, who was drawing on his etcher sketch. I took the Starchild puppet over and he held her hand and encouraged her to draw the picture with him. I felt that we had really reached him and her remained focused for some considerable time.'

 Activitiy Coordinator Tracey engages resident Ethel with the music box.

The programme Imagine is one of only four nationally to be awarded money from Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation’s Arts and Older People in Care fund. The 3-year project will use the arts to enrich the lives of older residents, better involving them in the wider community and supports residents to connect with people of all ages.


The consortium consists of , City Arts, Nottingham City Council,The Abbeyfield Societyand the University of Nottingham. Wider partners include partner care homes and Nottingham’s arts venues, galleries and museums services.

Posted on 03 Sep 2015

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