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Make Your Choice, Nurses - June 8th - Recruitment Event - White Swan Old Basford

MAKE YOUR CHOICE TODAY – JUNE 8TH

Your Care Home Career with our support

Choose to make a difference

 

Elect to change your nursing career today…………. Find out how you can ‘make a difference’ and earn a welcome bonus too.     

When ?    1000 – 1500 hrs 

Drop in to the White Swan

Old Basford, Nottm

NG6 0GD

or send your details to

recruitmentmanager@eastgatecare.co.uk

 

or phone 07779 265717 to reserve your time slot 

 

We employ over 300 personnel, providing safe worthwhile employment, with prospects for learning and career development, in pleasant modern surroundings. Be a part of  our warm  friendly caring teams and make a difference to our residents on a daily basis.

 

Eastgate  Care currently has 5 Homes in Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire.  We are a family run business, in operation for over 25 years. For our residents we offer a safe, secure, long or short term, home location . We understand the delivery  of nursing,  and dementia care for   residents  and how to care for the elderly.

 

 

Posted on 31 May 2017
Say it With Flowers & Priory School Children did! - Visiting Alexandra House

What a lovely Friday treat when children from Priory School came to share their flowers with us;

Red tulips were very popular with the lady residents and Nora is positively glowing with this gift.

 

The children did enjoy visiting us again and will be back to sing some songs next term after their summer musical production.

Even the gents can enjoy flowers and this was a lovely bouquet, presented by the children after a special mass at the local church.

Priory school visited us previously bringing flowers, they know what joy they can bring!

Activities Coordinator Debbie, who arranged the visit said

What a treat this was and our home is filled with colour and fragrance..........lucky us. Our great community links with the local schools are priceless.'

'I especially love seeing the old and young together and the joy of giving and sharing is captured so well on this picture of the ‘flower’ visit.' said the care home manager.

Even this lady resident who wasnt able to get to the lounge was able to appreciate the flowers (almost disappearing behind them) i can see her smiling and her visitor is too.

We look forward to the next visit by Priory School and thank them for coming to share their flowers with us at Alexandra House.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 26 May 2017
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

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