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Cup Cakes & Mad Hatters at Canal Vue

......A busy week ahead awaits the residents at Canal Vue, as the double bill of Cup Cake Day & National Care Home day coincide at the end of the week and lots of activities are scheduled;


Thursday 16th June

Time: 10:00 – 14:00

Canal Vue bake off

   Cupcake decorating

Cake stall will be open

Afternoon – Cake tasting

Mad Hatters Communi – tea Party

10 - 4pm

Friday 17th June - National Care Home Day


  •  Mad Hatter fancy dress, Best dressed competition


  • Mad Hatters Tea Party and English Buffet
  • Guess the weight of the bear
  • Space Hopper Race
  • Worlds Strongest Man
  • Canal Raffle

All this is happening alongside the Erewash Canal at this great care home location.


Come and join us and see how 'living' at Canal Vue takes place

Posted on 13 Jun 2016
Recognising Dementia Day in Aspley

Melbourne house staff and residents join together in acknowledging Dementia Awareness Day;


'Caring' staff; Trayce , Gemma , Teresa , Justyna and Alicja revelling in the photo opportunity with resident Gloria Linton.

Staff take a break from the art of caring, enjoying the sun in the garden at Melbourne House, Aspley.



Posted on 18 May 2016
Fish Friday & a Fine Sunny day at Canal Vue

No wonder it is popular at Canal Vue....................................especially on Fridays;

 I was checking out the view from the sunny patio when the waft of Fish n Chips caught my attention. There must be a chip shop nearby I thought, then I was reliably informed that it was Fish Fridays at Canal Vue - so I had to 'check out' the kitchen ....................................

The tow path is looking lovely for a stroll, with the trees just coming into leaf - a great place to 'stop n stare'.



The serious business of dipping the fish in John's special beer batter.


 Kitchen Assistants; Alison and Laura, preparing the choices to accompany the fish; mash or chips, garden peas or mushy. I forgot to ask what was for dessert - there's always choice for the residents.


Resident Michael, looking jolly in the stripy top with his visitor Kay (who was dying to get out and do some tidying up of the pots on the patio - volunteers most welcome to help! with the gardening.....) No doubt looking forward to his F & C lunch.

Part of the super friendly  Canal Vue team, who obliged with numerous photos during the morning.

Pictured; Jodie, Larraine, Kayleigh, Ann, Megan, Wendy and Margena.

 Just a cup of tea for me please. Eveleena with the tea trolley.


A lovely sunny day by the Erewash Canal.



Posted on 09 May 2016
Ponies party at Park House Bulwell

Park House Celebrated the Queens birthday in a slightly different way, when special visitors Clip Clop Ponies arrived;


Park House Carer, Lynne Brown has a friend who owns the ponies and thought it would be a good idea to bring them in for a visit. Animals are always a good 'talking point' and provide an interest and encourage residents to discuss their experience with animals.

Below, Carer Leann Coupe helps residents integrate with the visiting ponies;

Resident Pat Wass certainly seemed a natural with the animals and enjoys a chat with the pony handler too.



Clip Clop ponies enjoyed the affection from residents who in turn enjoyed being able to pet them. Resident Evelyn Cropley pictured;


Eastgates Human Resource advisor ,Sue Young, is a 'dab hand' with the equine world, but is used to somewhat larger specimens! Sue is interested though to see how staff and residents enjoy the special visit.

Posted on 04 May 2016
Queens Party - Cakes at Canal Vue Ilkeston

Queens Birthday Tea Party gets all involved 

 Preparations get underway for a special party .............

The atrium at Canal Vue, overlooking the scenic Erewash Canal, makes a great party room and the Royal theme really 'suits'.


Resident Mary concentrates on mixing this special Victoria sponge for the party.

 Rita Howard and Winni Bramley busy organising ................ Party time is brilliant for getting all involved and the ladies like being busy and useful.


Resident Patricia relishes a bit of that cake which Kitchen Assistant Allyson  completed, she made a really good job, great stuff.

All the preparations culminate in a great tea party on this grand occasion. Well done to all the staff, from kitchen to carers and of course Activities Coordinator Megan, for making this an enjoyable event for our residents to participate in.

Posted on 29 Apr 2016

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