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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
5 Care Home Charity Walk - Eastgate For Maggie's Nottingham

5 walk for 5 hours and visit 5 care homes for Charity;The 5 walking team did well on a 'sticky' autumn Saturday with their 16 mile journey across Nottingham and out to Ilkeston. They were supported by tea and cakes at the Care Homes and a few walkers joined them along the way to break up the 5 hour walk. See the pictures of their journey below;

If you are able to help us achieve our fundraising target then please do at;

https://www.justgiving.com/eastgate5carehomewalk/

 

 

 

The walkers Lisa Crewe - Care Home Manager Belle Vue Lodge, Clare McNuff - Clinical Lead Belle Vue Lodge, Jaie Richmond - Senior Carer Belle Vue Lodge, and Phil Keay - Payroll Manager, were led by Sue Clifford - Operations Manager,

setting out from the Belle Vue Lodge, Mapperley at 9 am.

 

Sue spurring them all on as they arrive at their first staging post, Park House for refreshments. 

 

A well earned rest in the garden, other walkers join in and onward to Melbourne House before the long stretch from Aspley to Canal Vue at Ilkeston.

 

Phew, they made it to Canal Vue 

 

Not sure if these feet will ever be the same again says Jaie and 8 days of work to follow!

 

Time to go, says Lisa and her timer - she did set a striking pace!

Ready for the Final leg uphill to Alexandra House at Eastwood

 

 

Home at last.......back to Alexandra House for well deserved drinks

We are collecting our final sponsor money this week and will post when we have a total sum to donate to Maggies Nottingham. If you are able to help us achieve our fundraising target then please do at;

https://www.justgiving.com/eastgate5carehomewalk/

We believe Maggie's Nottingham offers a  unique support service for people 'touched' by cancer. We work in 'care', we know how much practical and emotional support matters to individuals and we are giving to this charity by completing the 5 Care Home Charity Walk across our Midlands Homes.

Posted on 10 Sep 2014
Walk for Maggie's Finale with Ice Bucket at Canal Vue

Our New Acting Manager at Canal Vue - Marie Martin - has decided to 'make her mark' and very bravely volunteered to give our 5 Care Home Charity Walk a grand finale by sitting for the 'Ice Bucket Challenge.

 

 

 

The 5 Care Home Walk for Maggie's Nottingham takes place on Saturday September 6th and covers almost 20 miles of Nottingham terrain, starting from Belle Vue at Mapperley across  to Aspley, Bulwell, out to Eastwood, then finishing at our newest home Canal Vue at Ilkeston.

 

Some staff are completing the whole journey, with Operations Manager Sue Clifford leading the walk, with support from Care Home Managers(pictured above) others are joining in along the way, with relatives family and friends too.

 

Marie, an experienced Eastgate employee, is fulfilling the role as Acting Manager at Canal Vue, assisted by Clinical lead Chris Vickers. 

 

 

Maggie’s Centres are warm and welcoming places built alongside NHS hospitals that provide the emotional, practical and social support that people with cancer and their family and friends need. www.maggiescentres.org

 

 

Our fifth Care Home and final destination of the Charity Walk for Maggies.

All are welcome to join us at any stage of the walk, or for a cup of tea at one of the Eastgate Care Homes on the 6th of September.

Posted on 29 Aug 2014

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