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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
Changes at the Top

 

Strategic Changes at Eastgate Care, within the senior management team, are helping to drive upwards the standards of care offered to our 280 residents and improve efficiency of the business;

 

Earlier this year Matthew Whitefield took over as Operations Manager and Janine Morgan became Managing Director. They are settling well and are very suited to their positions.

Janine has several years experience with Eastgate, managing the White Swan Head Office site and finance. Whilst Matthew has many years experience within the care sector.

 

'Their skills are complimentary and  each has a specialisation, with the addition of good functional leaders on the management team, the synergy is now starting to be reflected in the all round performance of the organisation

James Day CEO Eastgate Care.

 

We are pleased to welcome Rashpal Johal to her additional role as Company Secretary, following 2 successful years working at head office in a variety of roles. Her banking experience is a real asset in this important position.

 

 

Impressions from Matthew Whitefield—Operations Manager 

…...After just 3 months Matthew is firmly entrenched at the five Eastgate Care, homes  finding that the staff are good hearted, kind, decent people. Having worked for other providers, discovering the excellent standards of accommodation for residents at Eastgate is refreshing.  Another massive plus is the support given by the relatives who offer their interest and involvement to life at the homes.  I feel comfortable with my position within the senior management team, the co-operation is good and we have a lot of respect for each other’s roles, which has really positive impacts on the care service we offer’

 

Managing Director Janine Morgan - Along with her administrative and financial skills, Janine brings to her new role at Eastgate nearly two year's experience of working at the White Swan Eastgate Head Office. She has comprehensive knowledge of Care Home Operations, a good understanding of customer supplier relations, is a great team player and Manager.

Promotion—In under 2 years with Eastgate Care and Caroline Carraher is rewarded with promotion to Care Home Manager. Starting out as Administration Manager at Alexandra House Caroline knew right from the start, when being interviewed, that she wanted to work in Care, at Alex! Previous work experience in customer service, in a wide range of businesses helped, said Caroline, My background in customer service was great preparation for this role, organising and providing care. Pairing up with an experienced Clinical Lead and a strong caring staff, provides the ultimate combination for care at Alex’

When you walk into Alexandra House you immediately feel the warm welcoming air.

 

 

…….Stop Press— New Manager at Canal Vue …..

Welcome to Richard Thomkinson

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Pen Pals from Canal Vue, Communicate with Park House

Given inspiration from Activities Coordinator Louise Chadwick and help from their carers, our lady residents took to letter writing............. to their counterparts at Park House. Meet the letter writers;

Carer, Jemma Weston assists resident Betty with her letter to residents at Park House. They  share their stories of pastimes and things they like to do currenty at their care home Canal Vue, 

Betty Dooley always has a good laugh and really enjoys singing she used to play the organ so often we get the organ out for her to play.

Marjorie is fond of a game or two and is a dab hand at dominos and likes to join in the many activities.
Nancy likes to enjoy the view out across the canal, she looks nice and relaxed here, but she also loves to sing and dance and she has a lovely voice - a good thing to tell others about. 

The chaps aren't much into letter writing so get on with their chair based exercises, but maybe Louise will manage to enlist them at some stage?

 

We're looking forward to receiving reply from Park House, sometime soon.......

In the meantime, there's always something to see and do at Canal Vue!

 

Posted on 03 Aug 2017
Best Ever Fare At Alexandra House, Eastwood

The sun shone on Alex House, the grounds were full of visitors from the surrounding area, along with lots and lots of residents family and friends.

 

Get the bunting out - record crowds gathered for the popular summer fair, we can see why, with lots of varied entertainment and activities.

The mayor and deputy mayor opened the event and spent the whole afternoon with us, joining in with the day's activities. 

Joan presenting the mayor with flowers. along with chief organiser, Debbie. 

Debbie - Activities Coordinator is a real asset and as well as great activities she emanates warmth, fun and understanding and is  building strong links with the local community in Eastwood, reflected in this great event.

Residents in red:George and Eileen watching all the events take place at the summer fare.

Resident Derek, with his grandson, very happy after winning a raffle prize.

Great that family and friends could join in with the days activities.

We were entertained by three Belly dancers............wow what a show they put on. All the audience clapping along with them.

Singer Kiera played guitar and sang lots of lovely songs from the Beetles to Judy Garland. John our favourite singing cowboy sang some lovely folk songs

It was all happening; BBQ, Hook a duck, singing, guessing the weight of the cake.

The tombola was taken care of by Rita and Wendy, the daughters of our resident Ella, they said, 'they have never seen the place so busy.'

A special cake was made by Anne, the deputy manager, and won by a local resident.

They are certainly good at baking cakes at Alex and the cake stall helped to boost the funds raised.

Resident Stan and his daughter watching the belly dancers - awesome!

 

Our Sincere Thanks go to following suppliers, who helped make this such a successful event for us all;

Morrisons at Eastwood

Johnsons newsagents, Hill Top

B & Q Eastwood

Sainsbury's Eastwood

Tesco, Hill Top

Asda Langley Mill

Boots Hill Top and Eastwood

The Beauty Room

Ladies Clothing Seconds Store Eastwood

The Fruit Shop, Hill Top

Cards and More, Eastwood

Stacy's Cakes shop, Hill Top

All Sorts, Hill Top

 

Alexandra House a happy home with love, care and fun for all the residents.

 

Posted on 28 Jul 2017
Activity Week at Alexandra House, Eastwood

A raft of activities took place last week, with; visitors, art, sales......to name but a few;


The Eastwood Brownies came along to do their "Entertainment badge" at Alexandra House. They truly entertained us with, jokes, poem recital, singing, dancing, ukulele, and their brown owl Nova did some belly dancing for us. They also prepared us some programmes to follow them along the way. Residents Ilene and George Hand said it was such a treat to see all the youngsters in the home bringing such talent with them. 

The girls were presented with their entertainment badge on the night and all went home with a little treat from us all here at Alexandra House, as a thank you.

Activities Co-ordinator, Debbie Bonser, does a great job organising a whole range of daily entertainment to suit all types of individuals at the home. With the addition of warmth and a sense of humour Debbie is able to fill the home with joy, she emanates warmth, fun and understanding and is busy building strong links with the local community at Eastwood. 

Organiser Debbie arranged for the residents to be able to shop 'in their own home'  All residents had a browse at the clothes and jewellery and all had a nice slice of Chocolate cake and a cup of tea........after all its thirsty work shopping.....isn't it!

Carer Zoe helps with the selection process.

Mary our new resident had a great time getting to know Alan and painting a beautiful picture of flowers. Alan is a keen artist and since moving to Alex House has carried on with his hobby. Debbie wheels Alan round to Eastwood Artists club at Hilltop church, every Wednesday, where he meets up with his old friends.

'Its great for Alan to be able to carry on with his interests inside and outside the home.'

Sheila Parr, looking good and pleased with her new hair do.

Priory School share their flowers with our residents - the giving and sharing so lovely to see.

Pictured Mary Breem from Tipperary, together we "pimped up" her frame. This makes it easily recognisable for herself and staff, which she loves. Mary likes saying to everybody that she's Irish through and through, even though she has lived here in Eastwood for over 60 years!

Care Home Manager, Caroline Carraher, below, is fully behind all the activities;

'I especially love seeing the old and young together. The joy of giving and sharing is captured so well in the recent school flower and the Brownie visits.' 

This picture is just so cute of our Brownie Visitors, entertaining the residents.

 

Alexandra House, a place called home - full of fun and care.

 

 

Posted on 21 Jul 2017
Evelyn's Parting Rose at Park House, Bulwell

A moving tribute to mark the departure of long time resident and part of the Park House family, Evelyn Savidge;

The late Evelyn Savidge who passed away recently. Evelyn was 101 years old!! And spent the last 7 years of her life with us at Park House, sharing her 100th Birthday Celebrations with us.

As a thank you to all of the caring staff that looked after Evelyn, the family have bought the Rose Evelyn, to be planted in the Park House Garden, as a living memory of Evelyns time with us. And one rose each for Ruth Woodward and Caroline Downing who helped make a difference on a daily basis.

 

Evelyn's Rose will have a place in the tranquil Park House garden and be enjoyed by many staff and residents.

 

Posted on 30 Jun 2017
Baking Bonanza and Big Birthday at Alexandra House, Eastwood

Cup cakes and more at Alexandra House;

This has to be picture of the month - great enjoyment was had here with Activities Coordinator Debbie in charge of baking,.............Mavis and Sheila her able assistants! 

'We welcomed the public into our home and offered them tea and cakes and they were able to see what a wonderful friendly happy home it is and chat with our residents' said Debbie.

Good Cakes too, raising mone for Alzheimers on our National Care Home Open Day at Alex.

Dorothy Henshaw celebrated her 97th birthday, pictured below with Natalie who was albe to entertain us all with her lovely singing of many of our favourites..... Outstanding.....

 O Mio Babino Caro,  Ave Maria, Getting to know you, I Feel Pretty, ...Never walk alone. and lots lots more ! & Happy Birthday to Dorothy ...

A happy time was had by all....  This really is a place called home for our 38 residents.

 

 

 

Posted on 30 Jun 2017

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