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Sizzling Summer Fayre - First for Canal Vue
 

Crowds gathered for the first Canal Vue Summer Fayre, and the large car park provided a great space for a range of stalls, fire crew & engine, fashion show and dancing.

 

 

 

Staff & family parade in the lively fashion show in their 1920's-80's gear and once again the car park made a great cat walk area to strut their stuff for the fashion show.

Carol & Kirsty Senior Care Assistants with young Ella-Rose.

Eastgate's Marie Martin is busy dressing up, or 'cookin' up'? - in the background, left.

Activities Coordinator, Daniel and his fashion troupe in their line-up

 

   

The good weather ensured that lots of ice cream was eaten and visitors were able to feast on BBQ food and a range of other snacks.

Plenty of buying opportunities and dancing from Lauries School of Dance, kept everyone entertained.

Residents, family and friends enjoyed all the activity and it made a very busy day out at this lovely canal-side location.

 

Thanks to families and staff who gave generously, to make this a splendid occasion.

Our local community got involved, the local Robins gave the loan of their car park and the money raised goes towards the residents special funds.

 

 

 

  
Posted on 19 Aug 2014
Can You Feel The Force? At Melbourne House

 A Great tea party was held in honour of our local and National Forces day and something which everyone could enjoy;

 

Open Day 20th June 2014

 Staff rallied together to put the bunting out and make a special day of it. We also celebrated National Care Home and had a great tea party together.

 

 

Our favourite singers came along in their 'war time scrubs' and regaled us all with their  songs of yesteryear, pictured saluting and dancing, cheering us all with their antics.

 Pictured our 3 lady residents, Betty, Doris and Jessie, enjoying the sunshine & entertainment.  

 

Resident Ted Bowles enjoys sharing a story or to with Navy Warrant Officer Sean Jones, proudly displaying his medals.  

 

It was fabulous for our residents to get out in the garden on this lovely summers day and share it with their family friends and staff. Irene and Madeline watch the action from a shady spot.

&.........'Hanging out the washing.............'

 

Eastgate's Handyman - Frank & family join in the days activities, with entertainment and a super buffet, plenty for all to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 05 Jul 2014
D Day Celebrations with All the Gear at Park House!

Residents were treated to a whole display of authentic army gear as part of the Park House Celebrations;

 

One of our newest residents Marion, invited her son Jonathan Whyley to come share his interest in World War II memorabilia with the other residents.

Care Home Manager Marie Duke-Parker tries the gun for size and resident Pat is delighted to join in and pose with Jonathan.

Senior Carer Andrew Good gets ready for the D Day Celebrations at Park House, as he prepares to share some genuine props with the residents. Andrew used to garden for a Flight Engineer who worked on the Lancaster Bombers in India, he then donated the gear.

This proved to be a great reminiscence day for many to share memories, looking at pictures and army gear, as they recalled their days in action or what they were doing in Nottingham at the time of the D Day landings. Andrews own father was in the parachute regiment and landed in France.

Below, Andrew checks out the rifle.

A great display of mementos of the war created a lot of interest for the residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tables looked great as the residents enjoyed their D Day tea party.

They were further engaged by entertainer Colin Jackson with songs from the bygone era and of course Vera Lyn 'numbers' were very popular.

Right Pat joins in the dancing, Andrew shows that he can not only 'Care', but dance as well!

 

 
 

 

   

 

Posted on 09 Jun 2014
Sunday Songs Entertain - from Take 5 Choir

The Take 5 Choir treat the Park House residents to a Sunday Sing-a-Long;

A mixture of musicals, '60's songs and current hits delighted the residents and lifted their spirits as only live music can do.

The sounds of the Everly Brothers and a Soprano Solo - 'I Could have Danced all Night' were especially popular.

One residents grandson remarked ' My Gran who used to love going to church and hearing the singing really enjoyed listening to a live choir again' 

 

Below are our 3 Eastgate superstar singers; Clare McNuff, (Belle Vue) Sue Clifford (Operations Manager) & Marie Martin (Canal Vue) who are 'active' participants in the Take 5 choir, lead by Tanya.

We hope to make this a regular Sunday event at our care homes, now we know how much it is enjoyed by our residents' said Operations Manager Sue Clifford.

   

 

Posted on 30 May 2014
Canal Clean up Crew Stop for Tea at Canal Vue

This scenic spot on the Erewash Canal is improved for all the local residents when the Erewash Canal Society visit for the Spring Clean.

 

Our residents are able to enjoy a more 'litter-free' view as the team pick up an unbelievable amount of plastic and other rubbish that has been dropped or collects in the vegetation on the banks of the Erewash.

 

Canal Vue's staff show their appreciation and play host to the Erewash Canal Society.

 

 

 

 

The team in action below, doing a great job tidying up along the canal bank, trimming trees and undergrowth.

 

 

 

 

The Team enjoy their well earned cup of tea and scone as they don't very often  get these treats on work parties!

   

 

Erewash Canal Society help check the spring growth, so that the canal isn't overgrown and residents can walk along at this popular spot.

 

 
 

 

 

 

Work along the Canal Side enhances this lovely spot and really makes it more pleasant for all those in the vicinity and the work of the Erewash Canal Preservation Society is much appreciated.

'We were pleased to be able to host the working party on this Friday in May and the work they do is very important to our residents who 'look out' daily on this stretch of water'

Marie Martin - Eastgate's Support Manager at Canal Vue

 

 

Posted on 23 May 2014

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