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Hucknall British Legion share News and Weapons

RBL Hucknall came and entertained & informed our residents:-

The Royal British Legion gentleman on their annual visit and chat, plus war memorabilia.

Derek seems keen on the firearms - not loaded!

Eileen and Derek enjoy learning about how poppies are made and other interesting stories.

Eleanor is not pointing the gun at her head, merely checking it for weight, she is doing well holding it up, they are surprisingly heavy & of course a cup of tea at the ready!

Thanks to our visitors from RBL Hucknall for sharing their knowledge and making it lively and different for our residents at Alexandra House.

 

Posted on 19 May 2017
Beautiful Bella Wows the Ladies at Alexandra House Eastwood

It was such a treat for our lady residents when carer Gill brought her grandaughter to visit, as you can see from these super photos..... The joy of sharing the young with the old is so evident here, the ladies truly loved the occasion:-

Nora is obviously enjoying this visitor

Gill introduces Bella to Joyce,
Gleeful to have Bella sat on your knee ....

Quizzical? Maybe Bella's ready to go back to Gran Gill. So lovely of Gill to share her grandaughter Bella with us all.

 

Posted on 19 May 2017
Sponsored Spondon Dynamos Finish with a Flurry at Ilkeston

The Dynamos won their semi-final 3-1 and all staff and residents at Canal Vue were very excited for them to be in the final last Sunday .......

Team talk or celebrations?

Derek and the Dynamos!

The residents from Canal Vue thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon out to watch 'their under 10's side'

Despite a varied sunny day the wind was cool and residents needed their coats, cardis and even hats!

The new Spondon Dynamo’s supporters club includes residents; Joe, Phil, Ron, Brian, Derek, & Canal Vue staff -  Mum Zoe Truman - Unit Manager & Louise Chadwick Activities Coordinator 

The chant has to be; three-one, three-one, three-one, the ‘score’ in both the semi and the final...

Congratulations go to the winners of the Under 10's final -

The Spondon Dynamos

Well done to the team, coaches and supporters from all at Canal Vue and Eastgate Care.

 

Posted on 15 May 2017
Eastwood Easter Bonnets at Alexandra House

They like dressing up and having 'proper tea' and also some music ......

Eleanor, our oldest resident (102 years) at Alexandra House, is enjoying wearing her Easter Bonnet, which she made herself. She had good training as she was in service to royalty. 

Other ladies like to have tea in style wearing their bonnets....

Eileen and George Hands also like getting the China out  and having proper tea, which includes chocolate eclairs!

And of course a little music accompaniment, resident Norah plays for the other resident and they are able to sing along to 'red red robin' and 'easter bonnets' 

Music is a frequent occurence here, as Stewart comes along monthly, to play and the residents enjoy the jolly atmosphere he creates with his playing.

Posted on 05 May 2017
First Sponsorship - Eastgate and the Spondon Dynamos

Eastgate's first venture into football:

We are pleased to announce our first foray into the world of football sponsorship .......... by offering support to the Spondon Dynamos.

Canal Vue's Zoe Truemans son, Oakley, plays for this super squad of under 10's.

Pictured Zoe - middle with her co-workers at Canal Vue. Zoe loves her work caring for the residents at Canal Vue and was recently been promoted to Unit Manager.

Oakley is 'on the ball' with his team mates who play in the Derby junior league, soon to be Under 11's. 

The Dynamo's play at the Racecourse in Chaddesden Derby and have had a winning run of games. They are lucky to have both Coach, Paul Kirk and Assitant Coach, Mark Bull to direct them.

We look forward to updating you when the new kit arrives complete with the Eastgate Logo 

'it is good to be able to help the youngsters in this way and the oldsters at Canal Vue would love them to visit sometime' said Managing Director Janine Morgan

We wish the Dynamos all the best in their forthcoming semi final - on the 30th April. 

 

 

 

Posted on 28 Apr 2017
Getting Crafty at Melbourne House - Aspley

Residents show just how creative they can be:

Activity Coordinator Trayce Pullen got organised with lots of materials, wool, pictures, cut outs, etc to stimulate the residents on their creative day.

 

Our ladies below, show that concentration is key when dealing with wool!

This lady shows how she can master this delicate operation, which looks very involved - we would love to know what the outcome is!

These psychedelic flowers resulted from some of the creativity.  It's good to have a bright finished output like this.


 

Another artistic activity involved carefully painting in stencils for a Cinderella dress.

The Cinderella Dress is to be displayed in a glass case at Nottingham train station.

Has anyone seen it?

Once again concentration and accuracy is required.

Melbourne House - A place called home to many and now a creative centre in Aspley!

After their artistic afternoon in, it is rewarding to get out and go to an afternoon Tea Dance. Pauline and Jean  enjoy the change of scene and some tea too.

 

Posted on 24 Apr 2017
EggsTravaganza help Canal Vue Raise funds

A great time was had by all on the creative cake Easter Week end at Canal Vue:

 

Everyone got involved, with the cake making eggstravaganza and produced a fabulous spread.

Stella is really enjoying her bonnet and shows what enjoyment and living can be had at age 96!

Its good to be able to share and a lovely spot to eat and drink overlooking the Erewash Canal. Pictured Nathalie serving drinks to Violet.

Our Carers do a fabulous job.

The cake and 'bring and buy' stall raised £168 for the residents activities fund.

Thanks go to all family, friends, relatives and staff that contributed and made it all worthwhile.

Our New Activities Co-ordinator Louise is already settling in well to her new role;

 

 

Posted on 20 Apr 2017
Spring Sowing and Skittles at Alexandra House

Residents prepare for spring and exert their gardening flair when local school children bring in pansies

Girls and boys from Year 8  Priory School, Eastwood  came to visit, not only did they sing some lovely Easter songs, they all came along with a lovely pansy each, that they presented to a resident upon leaving.

 We thanked them with a little gift of sweets tied up with ribbon and an Easter sticker on it which they were all over the moon with!

Later on June and other residents potted the pansies up for the garden and some for the lounge window so that the residents can watch them grow

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Keen gardener Alan joined us at Alex a few weeks ago and continues his planting ardour with some prize Begonias his sister bought him.

The residents love to play indoor skittles, below George alongside his wife Eileen, going for a strike! 

Joan and Mavis also getting in the mood of things, Joan looks like she is about to deliver a 'pearler' there, while Mavis is a bit nonchalant, no doubt she is waiting for something a little more creative!

 

Life is good with lots of activities to share at Alexandra House, Eastwood.

 

Posted on 07 Apr 2017
Review and Reward on Staff Pay

Eastgate reviews and rewards staff, following the increase in the living wage.

We are pleased to be able to announce to all our staff that we are going to be able to offer payment above the minimum wage (£7.50 for over 25's from the 1.04.17) and will be rewarding staff over 25 years of age - £8.00 per hour.

We are keen to retain our hard working staff and believe that they really are worth it.

We hope to be able to attract new staff with our proper learning and development opportunities, strong team spirit and purpose-built working environment, in addition to this new pay structure.

An extra bonus scheme is also in place for staff who recommend someone to fill an existing vacancy. A £250.00 reward is being offered - this could be an easy way to earn some spending money! Full details will be published in the staff newsletter.

Uniform is an important element of the work place, within the care home and for it to be 'fit for purpose' it needs to be comfortable, cool and smart. With this in mind high quality polo shirts, colour coded according to occupation, have been selected to complement the modern working environment. Colours are as follows;

Care - Burgundy

Seniors - Royal Blue

Nurses - Navy 

Activity - Yellow

 

These Changes are designed to demonstrate the importance of our teams and our appreciation of their commitment and loyalty to Eastgate Care.

 

 

 

Posted on 03 Apr 2017
Belle Vue Planting and Punch

 A range of activities provide stimulation, rounding up with cocktails - some were as 'pleased as punch'

Hurrah for a bit of action, chair zumba or marracas, it does you good..... Some prefer a quiet bit of planting.......
.................after a busy day at Belle Vue a little fruit punch is welcome. Its all down to teamwork which makes for a happy home and contented residents.

We look forward to some warmer weather to get out into the Belle Vue Garden, a great space for activities.

Posted on 28 Mar 2017

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