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Pretty Creepy at Canal Vue ..........

Canal Vue staff pulled out the stoppers to compete in the Halloween Hell. They are reknowned for their dressing up antics, but looked far too attractive to win the top prize ...............

 

Abbie and Leah look charming in their outfits.

Lots of Halloween decor helped create atmosphere.....

Kayleigh wins the cheekiness 'stake'

Carol Martin and Claire Edwards not at all creepy!

Everyone participated so well, staff and residents too and it made for a very exciting day at Canal Vue's Halloween extravaganza.

Activity Coordinator Abbie and staff members worked really hard to make this a memorable occasion for the residents at Canal Vue

.Below our two lady residents surrounded by window decorations

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Below a spooky table 'set' 

& Canal Vue in more tranquil times.....

Top prize for make up goes to Paula Kimberley

 

 

Posted on 04 Nov 2016
....Competing for Scariness

Staff and Residents at Eastwood joined in the Eastgate eeriness 'stakes'!

Staff member Sarah Hill, gave a lovely smile and is not at all scary.....unlike her colleagues..

Alexandra House did a wonderful job of dressing up and it was a very close competition between Park and Alex House for who could be the scarriest, they all made such an effort.

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...........scary colleagues Anne Soar and below left Carrie Cauldwell, they're lovely really!

 

It was great to have the children along, naturally they like dressing up too, which is lovely for the elderley residents to see.

Well done to all particants

 

Posted on 04 Nov 2016
Halloween Hell at Park House Bulwell

A hellish competition between our care homes for halloween really brought out the costumes, as staff and residents love to dress up - some creepy & some funny stuff too;

Above resident Jane Rigby looks the part and commanded head of table at the lunch, great to see the participation and involvement of staff and residents.

The Halloween competition run throughout all the homes was won by Park house

Lots of fun was had by all, with spooky themed lunch and tea and haunted fun games. Staff dressed specially for the occasion, with some scary guises  

Caroline Downing won the homes best dressed spookster below. Pictured left is cape man (Hospitality Manager) - Johnathan Horwood not looking so inviting here and also left is frighteningly glamourous Activities Coordinator - Karen Law, a major contribuotor to the days skull duggery.

Pumpkin Man (staff member Eric Moise) above is looking a bit heady I'm sure you will agree.

Staff Anne Davis and Michelle Stevenson are certainly dressed to kill!

 

Diane Good - Park House Chef, made some delightful cakes, she also made witches semolina which was bright green and prepared other spooky dishes for our residents, finishing with finger and spider cake.

Our masked resident is Dorothy Clarke, sitting in front of the much decorated windows -   i dont know what anyone would've thought looking in? - probably the best Halloween Party in Bulwell!

Final horribly scary shot of Recreation Manager -  Andrew Good and that heady Eric the pumpkin!

Posted on 04 Nov 2016
Activities Galore at Canal Vue - Ilkeston

Great fun as autumn activities 'kick off' at Canal Vue:

A little bit of Viva Espana, brought a festive atmosphere and some great Spanish dishes which staff are delighted to serve.... Special table settings add to the atmosphere ............. and possibly some Sangria to bring on the smiles.....most enjoyable.

Camera action Abby, there was a game involved but I think Abby was doing all the work and the gents were enjoying watching!

All decorated up for Paella Feast, no rows here about what is in the risotto!

'One must get ones nails done' for all these activities....a little pamper time doesnt go amiss with our lady residents and its a welcome treat.

Its good to take some 'time out' from all the activities and appreciate the surroundings at Canal Vue, as resident Joyce looks across the water to her 'home.'

It takes some preparation all this chopping for Spanish Cuisine, good fun though....!

All this taking place at the sometimes tranquil, Canal Vue, who would've thought that life could be so busy?.....& it will soon be pantomime time!

 

 

Posted on 19 Oct 2016
Lovely 'laundry' Louise, at Canal Vue, runs for Charity

Louise does a fantastic job at Canal Vue looking after the laundry, now she has done even better;

Completing the Robin Hood half marathon in 1 hour 49 mins & raising money for  Alzheimers and Dementia....

Louise does an excellent job at Canal Vue and had been with us since August 2014, working as a Laundry Assistant which she really enjoys.

You wouldnt believe how important this job is to our residents and how rewarding it is, with the bonus of seeing the lovely residents every day.

You have to admit this is a great cause & with hard work and dedication Louise has done wonders so far.....

every little counts..

 

Go to Louise Chadwick's fundraising page at

- http://m.virginmoneygiving.com

 

to help her do more......

 

 

Even better.......

Louise has lost over 2 stone since starting to run, goes training 4 times a week, she has run 5 half marathons and is planning on a full marathon next year.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 18 Oct 2016
3rd Resident reaches 100 plus, in a Month

Enjoying life and living well at Canal Vue, Mary celebrates 100 years;

Mary has a lovely smile and has been resident at Canal Vue almost since it first opened. The tranquil canal side setting suit her and she keeps active participating in many of the activities here.

Mary shares her birthday celebrations with her lovely family, the Queen and of course some cake!

 

Posted on 12 Oct 2016
100 Years Plus - Celebrations

The number of Centanarians at our care homes increases as 2 ladies celebrate passing the 100 mark;

Amelia celebrates with the Queen at Alexandra House.as she passes 100 years old..... .............friends and relatives come to visit, share this special occasion,  to help out with the sizeable cake.....
Eleanor at Alexandra House makes the Headlines in the local press as she celebrates an active 102 years. Family - gather around Eleanor to congratulate her - four generations together.

Alexandra House, Hilltop, Eastwood.

 

 

Posted on 07 Oct 2016
Moving on Up..........

Changes at the top of Eastgate's Management Team as Sharon takes the helm;

We are pleased to announce that as from the 1st of October Sharon Di Maio will take on the role of Managing Director, having been Operations Manager for well over a year.

Sharon has built upon the established Eastgate Care Home business and has a strong management team giving a solid foundation for future developments.

James Day, following 26 years establishing, developing and running Eastgate's business, will now become Chief Executive Officer.

Further management changes will involve the introduction of Area Managers - East and West, providing additional knowledge and giving an extra level of support for the five Care Home Managers currently in place.

 

 

 

Posted on 06 Oct 2016
On side for Eastgate Charity Football Event Bulwell

Eastgate Care Ltd held their first ever charity sports event on a very wet Saturday in September at Snapewood Community Centre, Bulwell.

The inter care home Football Tournament had teams from each of the five Eastgate homes were supported by our contractors, Pro Power Nottingham and Bridge Lifts bringing their own five a side teams, with Bridge Lifts taking home the winning trophy. A great day, a huge success and lots of fun had by all.

 

The Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris (complete with umbrella) opened the event, and introduced the football teams to all attendees,with organiser Eastgate's Andrew Good - Recreation Manager 

Below the A, B, C of teams;

Alex Ages (Alexandra House, Eastwood) Belle Vue Beauties (Belle Vue Lodge, Mapperley) Shrewsburys Sailors (Canal Vue, Ilkeston)
......we had a wonderful cheerleading team ...& the challenging, pouting, Pink Panthers of Park House (Bulwell)

This special event was organised by Eastgate Care staff to raise funds for Hayward House which is a specialist palliative care unit in the grounds of the City Hospital, Nottingham. This Sports day provided the added benefit of linking Eastgate with the local community and developing good two way relationships. 

In total £760.00 was raised on the Just Giving site and more monies are being collected from the stalls, sponsorship, raffles and donations. 

A big thank you to all participants, staff and visitors who rallied to make this event happen successfully.

.............& finally our winners Bridge Lifts (we think these boys have played before!) ...........

 

Posted on 27 Sep 2016
Fun for Residents - Cheesecake Challenge

Lots of last minute summer fun was enjoyed by our residents in a series of recent events, from Italian Feast to Cheesecake Challenge;

A great menu and fabulous dining setting ensured a pleasurable time for residents and guests at Park House, Bulwell - a chance to imbibe some Italian pleasures!

Nothing like a Cuppa - or is there?

At Belle Vue Lodge, Mapperley.

Youll never eat all that?The Cheesecake Challenge

Oh yes I can.

What a filling day!

A great smile from this resident - could he have been on the cheesecake too?

All happening at Belle Vue for the end of our summer events.

 

Posted on 19 Sep 2016

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