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New Nurse Oana, makes her mark at Park House

Pictured nurse Oana Ecaterina Mosor receiving thank you flowers from relative Carole Bevan, who said what a lovely caring nature she had.

Oana is from Romania and has been working at Park House for just over 2 months, we are pleased to have her as part of our caring team.

Carole wanted to show her gratitude to staff at Park House and especially to nurse Oana for keeping her updated regularly about  her mum, Joyce who recently passed away.

Pictured below during happy times at the summer Fayre, Head of care, Kirsty Greet and Activities Coordinator, Karen Law. 

 

Park House is home to 70 residents in Bulwell, Nottingham, offering a range of care and with knowledge of end of life care and a separate dementia unit. 

Posted on 02 Oct 2017
Oldest Resident Celebrates 103 At Alexandra House

Eleanor Rout reached the grand age of 103 and celebrated with friends and family at Alex. House in Eastwood;

 

Eleanor has shared several big birthdays with us, but we had a great gathering this time with we think our oldest resident ever! Eleanor's family came with sherry, cakes and refreshments and a fabulous time was had by all.

 

This meant party entertainment, we had a pianist called Jane come in and play some nice classical pieces, followed by some sing a long with on mother Kelly's doorstep and some good songs such from the sound of music.

Fabulous flowers, poster and cards.

Eleanor's daughter said 'how wonderful she is for her age and praised all the staff for all the hard work they do. She said her mum loves being at Alex house' 

Eleanor last year joining in with our activities.

........and we all know Eleanor to be a true character with some vivid stories of her working life in service! Eleanor received lots of flowers and chocolate from friends and relatives and said how much she had enjoyed her day.

Alexandra House, a place called home for our residents, with daily fun, warmth and caring.

 

 

 

Posted on 27 Sep 2017
Bulwell Market Outing for Park House Residents

Activities Coordinator Karen Law and Carers from Park House, decide that a visit to Bulwell Central is a good way to enjoy the autumn colours;

...............& they could be right, as residents enjoy the scenery around the river Lean and feed the ducks, before going on to the market.

Pauline and Ethel like to do a bit of 'looking around' in town at the market

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The girls have worked up a thirst..........and get refreshed in Weatherspoons, Dorothy with daughter Carol, & Pauline.

These girls too; Stacey, her Mum and resident Ethel, sociably participating in the pub scene.

Head of Residential Care, Kirsty Greet has a laugh with resident Cliff.

Organiser Karen enters into the spirit of the outing as Ida clutches her hot chocolate......

 'Its good to get our residents out into the local community, they can see whats happening and they can feel part of Bulwell, where many of them grew up. We are so close to town that we can make the most of it'  said the Care Home Manager at Park House

Park House is a place called home for the 70 Residents in Bulwell

 

Posted on 22 Sep 2017
Residents at Alexandra House See Tour of Britain speed through Eastwood

Residents enjoy an 'outing' to Hill Top to support the British Cyclists on tour;

 

120 of the world’s top cyclists raced a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent, Notts. The route passed through Eastwood, where staff and residents were able to cheer our cyclists on at Wroughton Court Corner.

 

Nottinghamshire hosts an entire stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, during September, the UK’s premier road cycling race. The event visits Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent for the first time and we were lucky enough to view the spectacle.

 

 

Stan, Joyce, Nora, Doris, Michael and June had a fabulous time cheering the cyclists on their route, taking in; Hucknall, Gedling and the grounds of Newstead Abbey and the centre of Southwell.

 

 

Activities Coordinator Debbie said, 'Its good to be able to get our residents out in the air to see such excitement, staff appreciated it too and it makes us feel a part of the community and keeps us in contact with national events.'

Alexandra House,a  part of the local community

Posted on 08 Sep 2017
Millie says farewell over 100 at Alex, Eastwood

Alexandra house said goodbye recently to a lovely lady who has been in our care for 4 years.

 

Millie Skinner celebrated her 100th birthday with us last year.

 

The family thanked all the staff here and praised the care and attention she has received over the years, saying she was extremely happy with us at Alexandra House.

Millie and her correspondance from the Queen.

Millie and her husband were keen ballroom dancers and once owned their own dance school, back in the day ! Keep on dancing MIllie !

 

Posted on 05 Sep 2017
Best Fundraising Event at Canal Vue Fayre

We had a very successful summer fayre at Canal Vue, with water festival visitors stopping by.....


Activities Coordinator, Louise Chadwick staged a great event for all to enjoy at Canal Vue

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Warmth and friendship for shared times at the summer fayre.

Jan & Hazel, Fellowship on the Waterways, take time from their narrow boat to visit the residents for a cuppa.

Lots of entertainment and activities & of course gorgeous cakes from all our super cooks ....

We raised over £700's for the residents fund and would like to thank all the people who helped us by donating, plus family, friends and staff for making this event a real attraction;

Sir John Warren - Ilkeston, Mundy Arms - Marlpool, Boots -Ilkeston, Domino's - Ilkeston, Studio 5

In addition to; Many donations from residents families.

Donations from our staff.

Special donation from our lovely resident Tony Wilkinson's 2 grand daughters .

 

Boaters happy to stop by and see what happens at Canal Vue.....

Posted on 29 Aug 2017
Summer Fayre and IWA Water Festival at Canal Vue, Ilkeston

End of summer bonanza, dual event at Canal Vue, come and join us;

Lovely Louise, our Activities Coordinator at Canal Vue will be arranging some great entertainment on Saturday. it will be a great atmosphere, come rain or shine ...........

A place called home to our residents and a great place for an afternoon party or a cup of tea!

 

Posted on 21 Aug 2017
Alexandra House Pay their Respects to Home Residents

Two of our long-time residents parted from us at Alexandra House and we like to mark their passing, as they were both very much part of our family here;

Pat Gordon was raised in India, with her two sisters and liked to sit on the bench at Alexandra House and she became known as 'the Receptionist', she was a real character and liked to participate in activities with us.

Staff; Debra Bonser and Nurse Amanda were pleased to be able to attend the funeral in Aspley, on behalf of all the staff.

Pictured Pat with her family visitors, daughter and son, visiting from France earlier in the year.

The family mentioned how wonderful our home was and couldn't praise the staff enough for their care of Pat.

Pat pictured earlier in the year having enjoyed the entertainment of singer Amy, when she visited Alexandra House.

Activities Coordinator - Debbie Bonser, was able to attend the funeral of resident Violet, who was with us at Alexandra House for four years. 

Staff from Alex were mentioned for the amazing care that they were able to give Violet during her time with us.

 

Recent thanks were received from Keith Worgans family;

Thank you for all the excellent care and attention you gave Dad during his time with you. You saw him for the person he was and ensured he was treated with dignity and respect.

You all work so hardand make such a difference to all the lives you touch. We will always be truly grateful for all your support. You have an amazing home and we couldnt of hoped for a better place for Dad to spend his final days.' 

Alexandra House, a home from home for our residents......

 

Posted on 18 Aug 2017
Village Fayre & Ice Bucket Challenge Draw the Crowds at Park House, Bulwell

A very good turn out with; residents, family, friends and staff participating in the days events, with Mini Mouse being the star of the show - our very own Carer - Nicole Saunders, playing Mini for the afternoon.

The very popular Mini Mouse opens the 'Village Fayre' at Park House, with the help of Kirsty Greet, Head of Care and Activities Coordinator, Karen Law.

Young and old have an entertaining afternoon, this must be the youngest fishing girl.

The elderly enjoy the traditional games, that coordinator Karen Law made for the event. Resident Peter, deep in concentration, supervised by Kirsty.

What a cute picture of this little girl with the skittle alley;

 Resident Barbara and her daughter Rachael, enjoy Mini Mouse visit;

The ever popular cake stall helps to boost funds - well done to all those who baked and of course the Park House cooks too & staff Michelle and Lorraine pictured, helping with the sales here;

Splat a rat was popular with Karens newphew intent on getting ratty! 

Helping to raise funds, the Ice Bucket challenge, voting took place as to who should be cooled off and Michelle very craftily got voted off from this one!

Thanks go to all who made this event a success, by donating and joining in. The sometimes tranquil garden was put to good use for this event.

The residents love having visitors to their home and all the activities - a good day was had by all and funds raised of over £200's.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 17 Aug 2017
Summer Fare at Melbourne House, Aspley

 

Resident, Jean Gurrs daughter Janet, did a great job with face painting, this went down a treat with the youngsters - they looked really cute. Pictured Jean, who likes to join in with almost all the activities.

Staff put in a lot of effort for this annual 'fest' in Aspley. 

Pauline, Administration Manager , did well raising money on the Tombola.

A total of £300's was raised for the Residents fund - didnt they do well!

Activities Coordinator, Trayce, who helped organise the fare did a grand job with the raffle, helping to boost funds.

Singer Amy Bird delighted all those who heard her lovely voice as she sang to all, she really was well appreciated.

The lovely friendly Melbourne House staff who helped make this event happen.

 

Theres always lots of activities at Melbourne House, but residents do like it when all the visitors come along to their home & of course the marvellous singing.

Accolades received  -

on Good Morning Britain - a feature on Nursing Homes

One of our relatives took the trouble to phone to praise Melbourne House and the staff within the home and to get her point over....'that NOT all homes are bad and certainly not Melbourne House' That is so good to hear, we are very pleased.

& Further thanks were received from a local Academy ……….

……for offering a student placement recently by Care Home Manager, Kate Wilson;
I have received fantastic feedback from  our student about the time they spent with you. Thank you for taking the time to support her, many of our students who attended a work experience placement returned with a more positive, mature and focussed approach to their studies.
As an Academy we feel that work experience is an extremely valuable opportunity for our students and this wouldn't be possible without the offer of placements from companies and organisations such as Melbourne House. Thank you for your support

Care Home Manager, Kate Wilson felt,  'it was good to get the participation of the relatives and the residents love all the activity. It was a shame we didnt have the best weather this year.'

 

Thank you goes to all the kind people & local businesses that donated prizes and produce, making this a worthy event at Melbourne House.

 

 

Posted on 07 Aug 2017

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