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Down Memory Lane Open Day, Park House, Bulwell, March 30th

Join us for our reminiscing event, memory boxes and music to encourage and share + tea, cakes and live music;





Posted on 16 Mar 2019
Mary's 80th Party at Park House, Bulwell, with Thanks

Posted on 15 Mar 2019
Skip and Buster Top the Visitor List at Melbourne & Belle Vue

Super Skip and Bluffy Buster bring joy and affection to our residents, pet therapy visitors;

Care homes offering the best for engaging residents .... 

Skip, stimulating and comforting all at the same time, everyone loves to pet him at Melbourne House. 'it is amazing the changes inspired in our residents by Skips visit'

Skip up close, so docile and 'touchable'

Karen the owner has him  well trained and the residents respond to him, 'we love his visits' said coordinator Trayce at Melbourne House.

All the residents love him and even the quiet ones reach out to talk to him and stroke him.

Buster visits Belle Vue, he is quite a different character, fluffy and friendly too ...

Buster is well behaved & even allowed to visit the bedroom and bring comfort and warmth to this resident.

& very companionable too ...


Lots of other activities to engage residents, Irene here is very fond of crafting and Melbourne House are already preparing for Easter.....

Top for entertainment and activities, nerver a dull moment at Melbourne House

Easter Bunnies are all ready for April

A final slide of one of our favourite visitors ..........


Posted on 15 Mar 2019
Lady Chatterley entices Ladies that Lunch in Eastwood!

Activities Coordinator for Alexandra House, Matt, does dual Intergenerational activities by taking the girls out for lunch and then getting creative when the children from Brookhill Leys School came to visit;


Choosing what to have for lunch proved an exciting challenge for Winnie and Doris;

'We love it at Alex House but Its good to get out, once in a while.'

Mine's just a half, Glennis enjoyed it really....

The Lady Chatterley pub at Eastwood, did us proud and the ladies delighted in tucking-in, to their pub grub. Doris is obviously delighted, she does like participating.

Our very own intergenerational project has been going some time now and more and more individuals are benefiting.



It is win win for the young and elderly as they embark on the creative love monsters activity. Our residents have a sense of purpose after engaging with the children.

The children always learn something from their visit.

Creativity is often at the forefront of the activities, it is engaging and rewarding;

Mobility is often debilitating, so a little physical game helps all round and is a regular feature.

Time for a chat and interaction is really as important as all activities.


'Its the great team work we have at Alexandra House, which makes it a place called home for our residents.' Manager Caroline Carraher, pictured right.


Posted on 14 Feb 2019
No time for 'blue' January as Activities flourish at Alexandra House - Eastwood

January started with a flourish at Alexandra House, with a bumper packed programme of activities - who needs to go on a holiday for entertainment, we have it all here ...... & a place called home

Welcome back to the youngsters from Brookhill Leys Primary, they love to visit and we love to have them!


Canvases made by residents with Creative Pathways

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The Singing Cowboy

Alex House Newsletter has all the information you need for January

  • Fun Facts about January
  • Notable Special days 
  • Birthdays; residents & famous people
  • Programme of activities

A String of Singers visit to entertain throughout the month; 

  • Lucy Lou
  • The Singing Cowboy
  • Courtney May

Liz from Pulse returns for aerobics exercise -  get dancin' and boxercise get some moves going, also good for the mind ....



Posted on 24 Jan 2019
Music for the Mind at Melbourne House, February 9th - Aspley, Nottingham

Posted on 15 Jan 2019
Events Round Up - Across our Care Homes

Lots of activities happened at all our homes over the holiday period, with staff providing care and entertainment and being family to our many residents during the festive season;

Deciding which present to open first an obvious dilemma at Canal Vue - luckily an assistant is on hand!

Ladies in red, with rapport - present and card openings as staff help residents at Belle Vue.

Dressing up is all part of the occasion and many residents were good participants and enjoyed the be-decking as did this lady resident at Melbourne House.

The local Scouts visited Melbourne House, where there was much interaction and sharing of festivities.The visiting singer did a grand job and the residents so enjoyed the music and singing along.

Super happy smiley Christmas team at Park House.

This is a lovely picture of our other ladies in red, Mo and Mary, at Park House - sharing and smiling.......

A good time was had by all and well done to our lovely staff who worked over the holiday and made it a loving, sharing happy time for our residents.

Posted on 07 Jan 2019
Panto causes a stir at Belle Vue Mapperley

..............oh no he didnt, & its behind you


The Panto Company did a great job of inspiring our audience and the residents, friends and family, enjoyed the participation.

ladies having a laugh at their in-house pantomine.

Its behind you ...............

Staff decorated the home and made a great job of creating a christmassy ambience for all to enjoy.

Posted on 14 Dec 2018
Melbourne House, 'Play their cards right' with the Scouts in Aspley

Melbourne House - A place called home, to have fun and share with others. The Notts 92 Scouts pay a visit;

The Notts 92 Scout Group make the day for Catherine, it was her birthday and they all sang Happy Birthday and joined in the cake presentation.

The group of scouts sang some special scout songs & carols for the residents, 



This lady definately enjoyed the visitors and was helped to take a selfie - perhaps her first?


This too is a lovely picture, the scouts were really very sociable and mixed well with our residents;


The visit stimulated much social interaction and engagement as you can see here, there was a great rapport...... in addition to some gaming - Play Your cards rightOne resident and a group of scouts in each team played against each other. 


The staff are very polite and caring.
All clean and teamwork very good.
Nurses are caring and helpful when needed.


Recent visitor comments. 


Posted on 14 Dec 2018
Creative Christmas Preparations underway at Park House, Bulwell

Everyone likes to get their hands on a bauble ............& singing to help along the way with the decorations ..........

Dolly sorts throught the tree decorations to find the best ones - a super little job.

The Salvation Army group from Arnold and Bulwell brought their lovely voices to the Christmas Carols.......

.......which everyone enjoyed. An uplifting sound filled the air in the 'big lounge' which lends itself to such an occasion, it was charming for visitors to the home too;

The amazing voices got all our residents singing with smiles upon their faces. 

A little bit of Christmas crafting can be taxing, but is excellent stimulation and individuals are pleased to see that they can produce something;


The staff make Christmas time for our residents – they are the main point of contact and make every effort to create a happy celebratory season. Santa visits and everyone gets a present.


Activities coordinator Jacqueline is looking forward to a new project when The Salvation Army group will revisit in early 2019 to begin a new initiative - Singing from the Heart.

'This will be new and bring something different to our residents, we recognise the outstanding benefits that music can have on an individual and with singing as well you get even more benefits'

Our kitchen staff will be engaging their culinary skills to put on a proper Christmas lunch, with all the trimmings and a festive table, making it home for our residents.



Posted on 13 Dec 2018

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