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Christmas Art at Canal Vue & Into the Community

The residents at Canal Vue were treated to a  lantern making session, when  artist Ola Wilson from company Artstage, led two creative groups last week;

In order to create the lanterns groups of 6 residents went about selecting colours and sizes of 'leaves' Below Sylvia enjoys selecting lots of leaves to complete her lantern.

The tricky part was actually sticking the decorations at the end, this proved challenging, but with the help of Activity Coordinator Daniel the task was completed. Pat liked doing the gluing 'bit'..........

This was a way for our residents to participate in the Christmas 'making' event in the comfort of their own home - Canal Vue.

The lanterns are going to be displayed in the Erewash Museum at the Winter Solstice Festival- on the years shortest day - 20th December 'In this way we get to take part in a community event' said a relative.

 

The next bit of artistry happens when local poet Lynn Luddit pays us a visit.

Following which our residents can relax and watch the Christmas Pantomime - Oh No They Wont - We hope they will.

Posted on 16 Dec 2014
Craft Stalls - A Big Sell Out at Canal Vue

The recent Christmas Craft Fayre, with a variety of stalls, was a huge success for the home with lots of gift ideas for those visiting, mulled wine and mince pies went down well too!

Everyone joined in and Activity Coordinator Daniel enlisted residents Joyce and Sylvia to help with the stalls, they really enjoyed being a part of the action.

Violet sitting comfortably enjoying the 'fare'

 Its great having the stall holders visit, so our residents get the opportunity to browse in the comfort of their home.

Jean likes to look at the Jewellery with the help of Carer Claire.

 

 

The tombola was ever popular and contributed to the fund raising.

Cards and Candles for sale added to the purchasing options. Below resident Phillip is joined by his wife.

Lots of funds for the residents accrued from this successful activity and they got to shop too! Thanks to all staff and stall holders for supporting this event

Alison and her card stall above.

 

Christmas activities continue at Canal Vue, with the ongoing cake raffle and the much awaited Pantomime.

Posted on 26 Nov 2014
Canal Vue Get Wicked at Halloween

Its a happening time of year and their is lots on the calendar for our residents and relatives. Activities are key for us at Canal Vue said home manager Marie Martin and there’s lots more planned;

Residents revelled in the spooky event  and especially enjoyed the themed food—pumpkin pies and ghostly cakes were ever popular. Further enjoyment was gleaned from the staff  ‘dressing up’ and it was rumoured that Count Dracula even paid a visit!  

 

Pumpkin carving ensured we had a creative day too. 

 
 

Christmas craft stall event  Sunday 23rd November, open to the public 2.30 to 4.30pm.,

Puss in Boots Panto, on 17th December and a Christmas Party  too.

 

 

 

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
Eastgate engAGE with iPad and City Arts Imagine Project

Technology and Dementia are two areas that dont usually go 'hand in hand', but we were able to get the full benefit of  top expertise on this matter. City Arts Nottingham put together a programme for utilising the iPad within a care home setting, to make a range of  creative activities available, as part of the Imagine Project. This project was established by City Arts following their successful funding win for 'Arts and older people in care'.

Certified Dementia friends, following a 2 day intensive workshop learning about; both dementia and how art applications on the iPad can make a whole range of creative tools available to care home residents.

Pictured expert Claire Ford with Eastgate Staff and City Arts Kate Duncan.

iPad engAGE was initially funded by the Arts Council of England, our staff were able to 'get involved' and learn from the findings when expert Claire Ford shared her extensive knowledge with us on a two day workshop.

 

Katie finds that her love of sewing can be applied using the quilting application on the iPad to create her own design of patterns.

'There are lots of options and lots of things you can do with this, it is truly amazing to be able to put together the technology and the elements of colour and design'

 Julie tries the pottery application to see how that compares to the mess created sometimes, using clay! You can create an unlimited amount of shapes and colour combinations with this.

Claire was able to inform us about the top 50 applications available and instruct us how to use her top 5. Specialist artists also helped to show us how these could be used with various scenarios and they will be working with us and our residents at Park House.

 

Further involvement by City Arts has meant that local artists can 'get together' with Care Home providers to share their skills and enable us, at Park House initially, to make a range of creative programmes available to our residents.

 

 

Posted on 22 Sep 2014
Ice Bucket Finale

To complete our Charity Walk we had an adventurous Care Home Manager who hosted the lunch for the walkers &.......................................... volunteered for the Great Ice Bucket Challenge.

Well done Marie Martin our acting manager at Canal Vue;

 How could you Phil?

 Ooh that is so cold - shocking!

Phil looking pleased with himself, but he did collect some funds for Maggie's  on the walk, from taxi company, to bike shop, he shook his tin.

 Back to normal, as our hostesses, Marie Duke Parker - Care Home Manager at Alexandra House welcomes the walkers 'back home' & Marie Martin recovers following her soaking.

 

Well done to you all for your good collecting, walking and soaking.

Posted on 11 Sep 2014

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