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Millie says farewell over 100 at Alex, Eastwood

Alexandra house said goodbye recently to a lovely lady who has been in our care for 4 years.

 

Millie Skinner celebrated her 100th birthday with us last year.

 

The family thanked all the staff here and praised the care and attention she has received over the years, saying she was extremely happy with us at Alexandra House.

Millie and her correspondance from the Queen.

Millie and her husband were keen ballroom dancers and once owned their own dance school, back in the day ! Keep on dancing MIllie !

 

Posted on 05 Sep 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
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
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

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