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Ukulele Dave gets Residents Dancing - Canal Vue, Ilkeston

The ubiquitous Ukulele rouses residents from their chairs ;

.................as Dave gets strumming. 

We are fortunate to have so much space to do dancing, in the large Canal Vue reception/lounge, not everyone is as lucky as we are!

The ladies make the most of the event and the space .....

Some lesser known facts.....

The ukulele  is a member of the lute family of instruments; with a total of six or eight strings. It originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of the machete, a small guitar-like instrument, which was introduced by Portuguese immigrants.  It gained great popularity elsewhere in the US during the early 20th century and from there spread internationally.

All can have a go as this gent proves,

Resident Cyril is enjoying the occasion and eventually carer Kayleigh partners him for a dance.

 

Linda, our lovely kitchen assistant donated this lovely
snow scene to our home at Canal Vue

Posted on 01 Dec 2017
Fun with Friends and Hoe Down at Belle Vue, Mapperley

2 great social events bring family and friends together;

Crowds gathered; young and old, staff, residents, friends and relatives. The sawdust & straw scattered across the floor, bales of straw to sit on, the party room decorated, check shirts at the ready and the barn dance got underway.

Resident Richard and carer Ben ready to Hoe- Down

   

Mary Desforges and daughters Linda and Karen are really enjoying the event, what great smiles and how happy they all look.

'There was a great atmosphere and everyone, young and old loved joining in.'


Resident with cowboy hat at the ready, gets Lisa Crew smiling, she was much in demand as a partner!

The guest singer and guitarist, did great renditions of the Western Songs of yesteryear followed by Calamity Clare’s annual Line Dance display! The apple bobbing competition was much fun and enjoyed by those who participated but possibly enjoyed more  by the  spectators!

The residents loved the music, especially when Care Home Manager Lisa Crewe and Clare McNuff, Deputy Manager, took to the mic. Many were able to don hats and hoe down! 

Applejack cider, burgers, hot dogs’ and mushy peas cowboy style consumed, made it even more authentic

 

Below Deputy Manager - Clare McNuff and Nurse -Jamella make a dynamic duo.

 

 

Young and old enjoyed the event and isnt this such a cute picture of Eileen White who came to visit her husband Denise with her little grandaughter and the white rabbit. 

 

Friends and family gather for a double birthday celebration and an evening of fine Italian Cuisine. Making the most of the party space, once again.....tables set and diners gather for plate fulls..

 

Double delicious cakes 

 

Belle Vue - good at having fun, providing care and getting results too.

Well done to all Belle Vue staff, achieving good results from their CQC inspection.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 24 Nov 2017
Goose Fayre comes to Park House at Bulwell

All the fun of the Fayre came to Park House residents when activities coordinator Karen Law decided that we could have our own version;

A great array of Goose fayre snacks were prepared, cook and Karen did a great job, bringing the food fayre to residents at Park House.

Joyce especially enjoyed the candy floss .......

Karen shows that she is a dab hand with the treacle topping .....

Meanwhile Edith looks content with her cuppa;

Assistant Manager, Caroline Downing can afford the occasional tasting,

Ed cant decide what to have next, as he has a selection of nibbles to choose from;

 

While Dennis gets 'stuck in' to a fritter of some description....

Now to get the games going after all that food, starting off with a visiting little girl doing hook a duck. Games certainly bought the fun of the fayre to Park House and visitors and residents enjoyed the challenge of the traditional activities, as well as the food!

Katie shows what a good sport she is, sitting in for  - all in a days work for Katie the carer! Staff do enjoy joining in and making it fun for the residents.

This was a great days activity as Karen proved the residents wouldn' miss out on Goose Fayre, an important annual event for many of them over the years in Nottingham.

 

Posted on 25 Oct 2017
Marie Curie Fund Raiser for Friday afternoon Fun, at Canal Vue, Ilkeston

Resident Diana Boyles, looking happy at the cake fund raising event, in good hands with Carer Kevin Lea and daughter Diane.

Flag waving always goes down well as residents take the air on the canal side patio.

Someones pinched a slice of cake here, nevertheless funds were accumulated for Marie Curie.  

Coordinator Louise arranged a good event and our thanks go to all the cooks contributing with some excellent baking.

Resident Michael in his favourite chair, with its view of the Erewash canal. He enjoyed the entertainment when singer Katie raised spirts with her lovely voice.

Another worthwhile event took place recently for Alzeimers, when Coordinator Louise Chadwick helped her colleague Kerry Anne, from Canal Vue, complete a Marathon. - WELL DONE - both.

Posted on 06 Oct 2017
Enhanced Training to Assist with Nutrition at Eastgate Care Homes

Eastgate's Induction Training at the White Swan recently involved learning about Dysphagia; difficulty or discomfort in swallowing,

Lisa Nicholson, from medical company Nutricia visited to share her knowledge with our employees about nutrition and liquid intake and ways in which carers can help. 

Interactive exercises exemplified some of the difficulties that individuals with dysphagia may experience and how this can lead to dehydration.

'Some people with dysphagia  have problems swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others can't swallow at all.'

Lisa, who qualified as a nurse has first hand involvement in dealing with this and effectively explained some of the hazards and things we can do to help. She explained how the Nutricia range of products can be beneficial at different stages of dysphagia.

One new recruit noted,

'We all benefitted from the insightful delivery from Lisa and can see the benefits residents may be able to obtain from the fluids and nutritional supplements'

 

 

 

Posted on 05 Oct 2017

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