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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
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
VJ Day at Alexandra House

Razzle Dazzle singer Susan lifted spirits at Alexandra House for their VJ Day celebrations;

 

Susan, below left, sang a range of the most popular songs; A long way to Tipperary, White Cliffs of Dover, & Land of Hope and glory, being among the favourites.

Residents thoroughly enjoyed this event, singing along and flag waving throughout.

Please note puss is participating too in his own quiet way.....

Everyone joined in, in their own way ........

A little chair dancing doesnt go amiss either, residents love to participate.

'Jessie got a little emotional, Millie danced all through, Nora had hold of the mic and sang in her best voice, there was flag waving and great times had by all' Follow on event this week with a reminiscence talk on World War II

Pictured below; Activities Co-ordinator Debra who arranged this successful event, with one of our residents.

 

 

 

Posted on 06 Sep 2016
Our Eastgate Nurses Day - 8th September - See How our Nurses Work

 

Come along and give it a go;

Bandaging, temperature taking, blood pressure.................. All in a day's work, but you can try it and see what is involved at our Care Homes.

Come in fancy dress or bandage a colleague - this is a nursing fun day to celebrate this special event and all the great work that our nurses do in Care Homes and throughout the community.

 

 

Posted on 06 Sep 2016
'We do Like to be beside the Seaside' - in Aspley!

Melbourne house staged their own seaside day to celebrate the balmy summer of 2016 and below details of the British Legion visit, 'lest we forget' ;

& our forthcoming September activity programe

 

Ladies get involved in hoopla, with some competition and instruction taking place!

Essential for a day at the seaside - 'Fish and Chips'

Pictured below Activities Coordinator Trayce with resident. 

A  warm hug from Pauline, another seaside essential!

Friends and relatives enjoy visiting for a different day at the care home, where they can share the activities and the sunshine with their Melbourne House residents.
Lest we Forget - this important day was marked at Melbourne when the Royal British Legion visited to share this event.

British Legion personnel share their knowledge and relevant props with the residents.

 

Forthcoming September Activities;

VJ Day - All homes today, 2nd September!

6th September - Alexandra House REMINISCINCE DAY

8th September, All homes - NATIONAL NURSES DAY - What nurses do & hands on guide to bandaging/Blood

Pressure/Temperatures etc. Your chance to 'have a go'

10th September - SPORTS & FOOTBALL, Ashton Park, , Bulwell, Nottingham, from 11-5pm 

Posted on 02 Sep 2016
National Dog Day Celebrated at Two Homes

Alexandra and Melbourne House both welcomed pets to mark this annual occasion because they know their residents enjoy these specail visitors. 

National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26th across the country and was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, to give recognition to 'mans best friend'

Resident Joyce  enjoys petting visitor Benson, he is so well behaved and becomes star of the visitors at Alexandra House.

 

Terriers are real working dogs, but also make excellent pets. Melbourne house has pet day inviting Terriers and other animals..........This terrier certainly holds the interest and other animals join in Dog Day at Melbourne

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Handler and dog owner Angie explains to Sheila what the dog training involves - many hours and patience. Benson sits quietly at their feet (Sheila is studying him)

Polly the parrot generates interest and is a big talking point here .at Melbourne House...............  

Mick enjoys taking charge of Benson as his daughter visits. Animals provide an extra diminesion for visitors and it is great for residents to be able to interact .

The cockatoo sits proudly with our brave resident!

 

 

National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure with a mission to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day.

We are pleased to be able to share this National Event with our residents and visitors.

Posted on 01 Sep 2016
Activities Galore at Alexandra House - Eastwood

A 'raft' of activities have been taking place this summer; choirs, gardening, quizes and heritage, a great cross section.........here is a snapshot for you;

 

The bright community choir thrilled our residents with their beautiful singing, creating 'goosebumps' with their super rendition of 'I dreamed a dream.  They also sang some traditional songs. 'There is nothing like some live music to evoke memories, bring joy and be uplifting' said a visitor to the home. Many thanks to the choir for visiting and we look forward to them coming back later in the year. Activities Co-ordinator, Debra Bonser gets everyone active physically and mentally with her great new ball quiz, whilst enjoying the summer weather and the garden at Alexandra House. Its very popular and looks like becoming a weekly feature............until the autumn. Afternoon Tea in the garden is popular, a great spot to bring visitors and enjoy the sound of the little fountain, but also to view their plants grown earlier in the year. It is good that residents can persue their garden hobbies if they wish, Derek, June, Elsie, Joan and Mike especially like the gardening, while Eleanor likes to sit in the shade and watch.
Heritage and history from Brian Keys, of the Heanor Heritage Society, as he enthralls the residents with his local knowledge.

Participating in National events is encouraged and Wimbledon week is a cause for celebration and decoration and a bit of competition with 'guess the number of balls' accompanied by Pimms.............

 That might be why the ladies got involved in fruit  salad and some strawberries and cream too....

It is great to be able to particiapate and a group of the ladies enjoyed making summer fruit salad. Pictured resident Sheila enjoying being involved dicing ..............

Baking was also on the agenda for the interhome chocolate cake bake

   

 

Posted on 25 Aug 2016

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