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Dear Dorothy Departs from Alexandra House

We lost our lovely Dorothy Henshaw, recently.

Care Home Manager Caroline Carraher and Debbie Bonser, Activities,I went to her funeral and the family were very appreciative of all the hard work from the staff and the amazing care that was given to their mother during her stay with us.

 

 

Earlier in the year, Dorothy enjoyed her birthday with us and the singer Nathalie 

 

Posted on 20 Dec 2017
Birthdays, Brownies and Bounce at Alexandra House, Eastwood

 

Mary shares her afternoon tea party, to celebrate her 80th Birthday. The cake looks good and it was a very dignified afternoon  - they do know how to 'do'  a good tea at 'Alex'

Working off the cake on another day, lots of residents join in the Chair Based Exercises from Pulse, The ladies did participate, but shown here enjoying the trainers exertions!

Geoff and his wife engage with this hand eye coordination activity.

The exercises  went down very well, and helped withl our residents all round mobility, giving a bit of bounce and mood lifting too.

All can join in, as shown here, Michael is able to respond even in the recliner ....

Its getting busy as Christmas approaches and the local Brownies pay a visit. 24 Brownies came to call, with a hand made card for every resident.

 

 It certainly makes the lounge lively as they all pile in. They are relaxed here as they have visitied many times and know that the residents enjoy their presence.

 Brownies gather round and  sing carols - little donkey, jingle bells and Rudolph.

It was a splendid evening and Lois a new resident said how she enjoyed it and it reminded her of when she used to visit her grand children, in school performance.

 

 

 

The residents always wrap up a small gift for the brownies visits and it is really with great joy that they do it and that they are received.  

They chatted to all the residents which made the whole event very personal.

All the residents loved the visit

Smiles all round, i love this photo, thanks for visiting us.....

We look forward to you coming again and singing too.

 

Posted on 11 Dec 2017
Bonfire, Blankets and games for Bulwell Residents at Park House

Bonfire night at Park House means fun and games and of course some special food! 

An opportunity to get the games out again, while waiting for the fireworks to start, Shirley and Joan keep themselves amused with Hoopla, a great game to test the coordination .........

Plenty of bonfire food to be had .........hotdogs, mushy peas and Karen’s home made fudge cakes, while waiting for the fun of the fireworks.

Kirsty helps Pat and Cliff wrap up in the blankets, looks fun eh, ready for throwing open the doors to watch the fireworks.  Park House staff make the most of the bifold doors, opening up so the residents get the real bonfire atmosphere, smells, sights and sounds.
Bonfire, fireworks and sparklers get crackling in the November night and residents are able to reminisce about their many past firework nights.

Difficult to take pictures of, but we tried, i think you can get the impression of the evenings event. Activity coordinator, Karen Law, did a good job, residents and staff all enjoyed the occasion and the atmosphere was certainly authentic!

Park House is home to over 60 residents in Bulwell, where daily activities and outings take place, alongside nursing & dementia care.

Posted on 09 Nov 2017
Furry Friends and Fun with Flowers at Alexandra House

Variety is the Spice of Life. Activities to entertain and enjoy, at Eastgate's Eastwood Care Home;

This lady resident enjoys to see dog training in action, as rescue dog Gizmo seeks his reward.

Volunteer, Gemma from Therapy Dogs, brings Gizmo along  for the residents to interact with.

Its great for the residents to be able to pet and remind  themselves of the different personalities of the animals they may've had as pets.

Flower arranging is a great occupation and a treat for the ladies at Alexandra House, as Sainsbury's treated them with a fabulous array of flowers to get to grips with. The ladies take it all onboard and show their experience and come up with some great creations to adorn the rooms at Alex.

How lovely is a white rose, and why not take time to admire its beauty and decide where to place it?

This arrangement is going well and bringing joy to our arranger here. This all requires concentration and then a great outcome at the end.

Well done Sainsburys gifting us the flowers and our flower arrangers with their creations.

     

 

 Therapy Dogs Nationwide visit us every Monday at Alexandra House and all the residents love to have Gizmo visit. 

 

Posted on 27 Oct 2017
Sandwich Making takes on a new Angle at Canal Vue

This great new activity engaged the residents at Canal Vue, as they prepare their packed lunch for an outing;

We can see that this activity is really a good one to engage residents, as seen from the following pictures. This resident shows her dexterity and the concentration required for this task.

Evidence that the outcome is good and sandwiches made by yourself are enjoyable and satisfying....

Activities Coordinator Louise Chadwick said,

'The residents loved making their own sandwiches, they were completely absorbed by the task and liked getting involved. it is amazing how something which we take for granted can become an enjoyable activity.' 

It requires estimating and accuracy and great care is taken to complete the job.

The jam controller comes into her own here ....

........The finished product is good too ........

We never did find out where they went on their outing, it was all about  'packing lunch'!

Canal Vue -  a place called home to our residents, where they can get involved in a variety of activities daily, from sandwich making to skittles, or just sitting and enjoying the lovely views...

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Posted on 19 Oct 2017

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