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1940's Event & Garden Social at Park House

Residents at Park House, Bulwell, have been enjoying the sunshine in their garden area and a special 1940's day;

 

Resident Margaret enjoying a sunny day in the garden and looking pleased, following indulging in a big ice cream.

 

Lovely smiley picture of carer Kelly Fletcher, appreciating a sunny day and some music in the garden. More of Kelly's talents below ...................

 1940's display adorns the spacious reception area - created by carer Andrew and the team using authentic memorabilia from that era.

 

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Kelly dresses up and entertains the 'troops' and residents! They loved participating with the songs and the maracas always work a treat.

 

Resident Dorothy Leam relishes her rations, after a busy day of '40's entertainment at the care home. Pictured with Senior Carers Kirsty Greet and Michele Stevenson.

 

Look out for more Park House activities and their popular summer fare -

August 29th

Posted on 12 Jun 2015
New Look for resident Ian at Park House

Ian Headspeath decides to do something special for charity, to raise money for the Childrens Cancer Unit at Nottinghams Queens Medical Centre.

Resident at Park House from January 2014, Ian grew his beard so that he could undertake the sponsored shave at Park House Care Home, Bulwell.

 

It proved to be quite an occasion and his carer Ruth Woodward and Katie Feetham (Activities) took charge.

Ready steady go....

 

 

Ian seemed to enjoy the event and looks happy to be cleanshaven raising £160.0's with his 'stunt' for children.

 

 

Ian Headspeath cleanshaven - Raising £160.0

Well done Ian

 

 

 

Posted on 05 May 2015
Well Received at Park House - Sparky Revived

 

Hello Helen -

After visiting Mary yesterday we have noticed a marked improvement in the atmosphere and general ambience of Park House over the last couple of weeks. The staff seem much more at ease and seem to be now enjoying their work. The placing of a nurse's station in the centre of the main lounge is a great idea as it means that there is always a member of staff present, which has not been the case over the last few months.

We have also noticed that there are 2 new residents in the corner of the lounge (the budgies). This is also a great idea as we think it has a calming effect on the residents and We are sure that they appreciate this. Sparky was sadly missed.

We have also noticed that tea/coffee is now given mid morning and mid afternoon as it should be and also visitors are offered a drink, which again is much appreciated.

We sincerely hope that this good work will continue when the new manager takes up her post.

Thanking you again

Kind regards

Graham and Marion

 
 

 

Posted on 13 Mar 2015
What People Really Think of the Care at Park House

Lots of heartfelt wishes are received at Park House, to thank our staff for the great job they do providing care for the residents every day;

 

   

 

 

Carers Corner; Maria & Paula with resident Margaret

 

Posted on 10 Feb 2015
An engAging time for residents with iPads and City Arts Nottingham

Technology and Dementia are two areas that dont always go 'hand in hand', but we were able to get the full benefit of  top expertise on this matter. City Arts Nottingham put together a programme for utilising the iPad within a care home setting, to make a range of  creative activities available, as part of the Imagine Project. This project was established by City Arts following their successful funding win for 'Arts and older people in care'.

 Activities Co-ordinator, Katie, shows Pat some different things she can do on the iPad.

 Workshops over the 6 week period culminated  in this monatage below. It was discovered that residents liked an end result, such as a 'printed' output and that an exhibition of the work created an even more positive outcome for the individuals involved. This helped recall of the tasks undertaken. Patricia Wass, Mary Hazard and Keith Gilbert were the residents who enjoyed creating the poster below. 

 iPads are used to stimulate creativity and can be used to record activities, with a vast access to a wide range of creative programmes from design to filming and music. The flower arranging activity was especially popular and residents enjoyed taking their finished item to display in their rooms.The little decorative birds used in the arrangements have created a lasting impression.

 

Resident Keith selected the Elvis picture, as he is a very keen fan, he enjoyed listening to Elvis whilst viewing the pictures of him , with this picture of Elvis being his favourite. 

 

 As well as the residents enjoying the art programme, Katies said 'We enjoyed the whole experience and I am thankful we had the chance at Park House to introduce this programme with the iPads'
 

 Individuals involved in this particular workshop selected their individual background designs.Those who hadn't engaged in the project became used to the activities and got interested in what was taking place.  

Posted on 25 Jan 2015

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