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Wedding Tea Parties Abound

Long term resident at Alex House, Brenda enjoys the Royal Wedding Day Celebrations &Toasts the Newly Weds

                

   
   Wedding decorations festoon the lounges and dining areas adding to the party atmosphere.    
    Elizabeth Clark, a frequent visitor to Alexandra House, helps husband Brian join in the Wedding Festivities and other residents with a little bit of 'Cheers' too!  
Posted on 06 May 2011
Successful Launch & Recruitment Fair for Belle Vue Lodge

 

A hugely successful Eastgate Event took place at a great city venue - The Old Council House, Nottingham -  Market Square. Lots of interest from a massive amount of people (in excess of 200) made it a very lively time for the launch and recruitment fair for the new Belle Vue Lodge Specialist Care Home, Mapperley.

A big team effort by a range of Eastgate personnel and city partners covered the outlets for those seeking work in Care, in Nottingham, generating a big buzz of enthusiasm - it was truly amazing to see the quality and diversity of candidates who crowded into the upstairs of the council building.

In excess of 200 applicants were interviewed over a three hour period, ready for the shortlist to fill 70 jobs at the purpose built, specially designed Care Home - opening in June this year.

 

 

The buzz of the event was enhanced further when Eastgates chosen charity - Nottinghams Royal Society for the Blind - Michael Conroy (Chief Executive) came along to receive a donation, the Lord Mayor joined in and the Nottingham Evening Post photographer arrived simultaneously!

Pictured L to R

Julie Elliott (Eastgate) The Lord Mayor of Nottingham – Councillor Grocock, Michael Conroy (NRSB), Lydia Bishop (NRSB), James Day (Eastgate)

 

 

 

The Council House, Old Market Square - Thursday 21st April 2011, from 11am - 2pm

The newest venture from Eastgate Care is the development of a purpose built specialist Dementia Care Unit to accommodate 55 residents, carefully planned in conjunction with the Sutherland Craig Partnership - a Nottingham Architectural company used successfully by Eastgate on several projects.

The building work is now completed and the scaffolding removed, internal decoration and landscaping will be the next phases of development, in preparation for the official opening, which is set for June 10th, with public opening dates of June 11th and 12th.

 

We will be looking to recruit over 60 staff for the new unit at this Event.

 
Recruiting;

Nurses

Day & Night Carers

Domestics

Kitchen staff

Cooks

Receptionist

See our web page Belle Vue Launch;

Eastgate Care - Launch Event
For Belle Vue Lodge Nursing Home

The Council House, Old Market Square,
Thursday 21st April 2011, from 11am - 2pm

This Event is designed to introduce Eastgate Care and the 4 nursing homes, including the launch of our exciting new purpose built home in Mapperley, the Belle Vue Lodge.

We will be looking to recruit over 60 staff for the new unit at this Event.

 

To see for yourself visit;  Belle Vue Lodge, Woodborough Road,NG3 5FS 

 

Recruiting;

Nurses

Day & Night Carers

Domestics

Kitchen staff

Cooks

Receptionist

Activities Co-ordinator

Posted on 06 Apr 2011
‘Bulbs and Baking’ – Volunteers needed for Raking!

 

‘Bulbs and Baking’ – Volunteers needed for Raking!

Great Gardening with 80 Year Old at; Melbourne House Care Home, Nottingham

 82 year old resident at Melbourne House, Dennis has no time to sit around, he loves to be ‘on the go’ and getting out in the garden planting is one of his favourites. Dennis has planted bulbs, which are blooming now and he is planning ahead and growing cabbage, lettuce and onions from seed. Should you visit Melbourne House, just off Aspley Lane, you will notice the entrance area is part greenhouse too!  It is hoped that the produce will eventually be used by the Chef at Melbourne, who likes to cook with fresh produce being an avid grower herself.

Dennis shows how to Ice

   Dennis, originally from Hyson Green is very much a multi-skilled octogenarian, and although his background is engineering, he is a competent cake maker and icer, having been in the catering corps. Dennis is pictured creating delicacies during an activities baking session and helping other residents with their baking.
 Dennis’s next gardening project is to grow different potato varieties and with the help of local volunteers that will soon get underway. Sometimes ex-police controller Roy joins Dennis in the garden, although Roy likes to have quiet time reading, he also likes to get outside in his wheelchair and do some directional instructions, called Super- pointing!

 

Pictured - Care worker Sam helps Dennis with watering

 

Care worker Sam helps Dennis with watering

 

If you are able to help with the Melbourne Gardening Club, we are always looking for volunteers or if you have unwanted gardening equipment, tools, plants etc. please get in touch with Melbourne House Care Home on; 0115 929 4787

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 04 Apr 2011
Bowling Buddies Get Active

Spring weather in May meant get the bowls out and activities co-ordinator Lorraine gathered her Bowling Buddies at Alexander House.

All benefitted from the Spring Weather and a bit of sport and Ella Wilson's special chair was manouvred outside so that they could enjoy both the weather and the sport.

 

Lorraine strikes a pose as she lines up her tin cans ready for the residents to 'knock-em for six'

 

 Lorraine and Bowling Buddies Trevor and 

James

 

 Ella Wilson and Daughter Rita Spectate the Bowls  Harry takes careful aim to get a strike  
     

 
Posted on 30 Mar 2011
Higher Quality Banding at Alexander House


 

Posted on 30 Mar 2011
Residents Active at Wi FIT - Alex House

 

Not All Teenagers are Scary!

 

Young sports volunteers in Eastwood (Notts) donated their time and enthusiasm to introduce new technology to older members of the community at Alexandra House Care Home. The group proved that they are far from the scary teenagers that we read about and showed that they can assist individuals with less mobility to enjoy sport, by showing how to use and interact with a range of games on the Wii fit.

The six Broxtowe volunteers shared their enthusiasm for sport and their appreciation of how sport can provide a stimulus, not only for movement but for social interaction and fun!

The students are all studying some element of sport in addition to their voluntary work. The group leader Julie Cole said ‘We had an amazing and rewarding time at Alexandra House, the teenagers were able to effectively explain how to play the games and they communicated well, we all look forward to revisiting in the Spring’

Pictured - Aida deep in concentration, helped by Sports Volunteer

 

The Alexandra House residents learnt how to play skittles and  bowls on the Wii Fit, which has been donated to the Care Home  by Broxtowe Sport Volunteers.The sports, many of them had not been able to participate in for a long time, encouraged movement, competition and laughter.

The activity sessions now occur on weekly basis and bowls is a resounding success with the residents, Aida and Sandria are the top ‘gamers’.  They are about to learn the Countdown game and it is all very exciting for people who had never used computer equipment before.

Activities Co-ordinator Lorraine is amazed at how popular and stimulating these games are and how it has helped some of the quieter residents become more active in group situations. We are all ‘pleased that the Broxtowe Sports Volunteers visited us and it was great to see the young people mixing with our residents’

Pictured - Aida deep in concentration, helped by Sports Volunteer

 

Posted on 16 Mar 2011
Link to Nottingham Royal Society for the Blind

Link to Nottingham Royal Society for the Blind

http://www.nrsb.org.uk/index.php/news/details/eastgate/

Eastgate Care staff have nominated the Royal Society for the Blind as our annual charity. This is a very special and worthy cause which receives little in the way of  government financial support, but contributes enormously to both young and older peoples living with impaired vision.
As our nominated annual charity we will offer our support throughout the year with joint fund raising events and hope you will feel that money is being well spent in this way.
Chief Executive  of the   Nottinghamshire Society, Michael Conroy said ’We are extremely grateful to Eastgate Care for choosing to support Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind (NRSB) as their charity of the year.  NRSB provides a wide range of services to thousands of visually impaired people and their families across Nottinghamshire, ranging from information, advice and equipment to accessible sports, and social activities.  For more details please visit;    www.nrsb.org.uk

Posted on 25 Jan 2011
Belle Vue Lodge Launch Recruitment Fare - 21st April 2011

The newest venture from Eastgate Care is the development of a purpose built specialist Dementia Care Unit to accommodate 53 residents. The unit is in the first phase of building, having undergone careful planning and design consideration by Sutherland Craig Partnership - a Nottingham Architectural company used successfully by Eastgate.

   

See our web page Belle Vue Launch;

Eastgate Care - Launch Event
For Belle Vue Lodge Nursing Home

The Council House, Old Market Square,
Thursday 21st April 2011, from 11am - 2pm

This Event is designed to introduce Eastgate Care and the 4 nursing homes, including the launch of our exciting new purpose built home in Mapperley, the Belle Vue Lodge.

We will be looking to recruit over 60 staff for the new unit at this Event.

 

To see for yourself visit;  Belle Vue Lodge, Woodborough Road,NG3 5FS 

 
Posted on 06 Jan 2011
Mrs Santa visits Alex House Residents

   

Mrs Santa (Lorraine) performs her special role and helps distribute the pressies.

Residents enjoy the festivities and Carer Gillian Craven assists Santa with his heavy load and Trevor gets a hug from Mrs Santa!

   

 

 

Posted on 04 Jan 2011
Newsletter - Best Wishes & Happiness for 2011

To see the latest news from all the Care Homes, Click on News above and then Christmas 2010 Newsletter, to see all Developments, Staff and Residents News and Adult Services.

Best Wishes for the Festive Season

Posted on 16 Dec 2010

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