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Amy Woo's Us All at Alexandra House

The lovely Amy, with a voice to match entertains and charms the residents at Alexandra House;

She even gets them dancing too .....

A sweet voice, bright dress and super personality make for a great afternoons entertainment for our residents.

Eric looks very relaxed and enjoys the music as Amy sings some of his favourite songs; Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Meet Me in St Louis, We'll Meet Again and many more .....

Mavis confides to Amy what her favourite 'tunes' are .....

........and George is thrilled to have a dance

Sheila and husband Geoffrey relax with a cuppa and a chat with Amy, she had time to speak to every one of the residents.

Well done to Coordinator Debra for organising this special event which everyone thoroughly and enjoyed.

Thanks also to Amy for sharing her lovely voice and stories with all our residents, we hope she will visit us again soon. 

Alexandra House, a happy home to our residents with great entertainment too ...............

Posted on 10 Mar 2017
Pamper, Polish and Party - all at Belle Vue

What a wonderful combination of activities, Co-ordinator Roxie put together for the residents at Belle Vue.....

Getting stuck in straight away with a mud pack, residents actively participate in their very own pamper day  (excuse the pun)

Pretty in Pink - Pats Nails get the treatment too.


.......Somebodys got to peel the spuds - ready for the next event, its good everyone can get involved ...............

A smorgasbord of delights as Sylvia gets to taste  the delicacies of polish food.

Fruit is also on the menu and what a marvellous selection at the exotic fruit tasting afternoon.

Nibbles and a pint also go down well with this gent.

Guys 80th Birthday party was held in the Belle Vue atrium with all  friends from his floor and inevitably cake was on the menu - a great social space for dining, activities and parties.

Afternoon tea looks good too ...........

In the line of duty, Roxie was able to organise a couples  'get together' for Cyril to have a dinner date with his wife, who resides at a different home. 


Roll on the spring when we can make the most of the outdoors and party in the garden.... 

....who wouldnt want to live here......?




Posted on 24 Feb 2017
Musicality Reaches the Right Note at Alexandra House

The pleasure of music, once again, flows throughout Alexandra House in two different strands, rounded off with a Valentines tea;

Nora who will be 99 next month  came to stay with us, as a permanent resident last month and she was very anxious at first and said she would miss her piano so much. We asked if she would like to share the piano with us, so we arranged collection and it is now in place in the lounge where she spends most of her day. The other residents enjoy some live music too and Norah plays to a high standard, by ear. It is extra special when church visitors come and all can sing along

The lovely children from Brooklea Hills School came along to sing for us. Singing songs with their very big voices! Pictured with Sheila

Jane their teacher said they loved every minute of it and are looking forward to visiting us again soon. We think Sheila enjoyed it too!

Its good to round off the music with some Valentines tea, the ladies look lovely in their bright colours. Just to show that the gents can enjoy Valentines tea too! those lovely eclairs help. Nancy said 'it reminded her of being in Bettys tea rooms in Harrogate'

Alexnandra House a great place to call home ...... 

Another tea is planned for next month, china cups at the ready…… 

Posted on 17 Feb 2017
Creativity for the Chinese New Year

Preparation for the Chinese New Year gets underway with Creative Co-ordinator Debra at Alexandra House, Eastwood;

Debra introduces the Chinese language to the residents to make a New Years sign at Alexandra House June and Mavis get organised  to create the dragon....

.............looking pleased with their creation.

More Chinese Cookie tales to follow.

Creativity is key to keeping the mind active and our residents love taking part (most of them!)


Below, Carer Denise has time for a chat after all that creativity.


Posted on 26 Jan 2017
Residents Make Puppet Theatre at Park House

This was a great engaging activity in partnership with Nottinghams City Arts Imagine project, when an exciting new piece of theatre was created inconjunction with our residents;

Residents get introduced to the puppet and find it highly amusing and interactive. Helped along with music, the workshops proved to be fun and uplifting too.........

Interacting with writer Mathew Pegg, who is clearly enjoying himself too. Ladies choose their props ready for their own production


 ...........concentrating to get it right. The old overhead projector still has its uses. Satisfaction as residents were able to create something of their own .....There were some very special moments with individual residents and we thank the creative team for their dedication and artistic skills.


All happening at Park House, Bulwell ...............

Posted on 16 Jan 2017
Party Goers Galore at Canal Vue

They really know how to throw a party at Canal Vue, these photos are testament to a fun time had by residents, visitors and the staff who made it happen:

Residents, Lorna and Winnie, enjoy some fortification before the entertainment begins.


A large group, residents, relatives, friends and staff, gather round with expectation of the forthcoming entertainment -

'Its a great activity space in which to throw a party here at Canal Vue'

Bring on Adam the entertainer, to get the party started.

Carer, David assists Winnie in the dancing. Carer Kayleigh, with resident Brian enjoying the spectacle. Its all a blur, as co-ordinator Abbie gets Pat Stevens dancing.

Well done to Recreation Leader Andrew Good (pictured below with resident Anthony Wilkinson) and Abbie Shorter for arranging such a great party. Thanks to all visitors and staff for their participation and entertainer Adam.


Posted on 05 Jan 2017
Party Time - Top Valley Students Entertain at Belle Vue Lodge

Music and Dance created great entertainment as Top Valley Academy brought a lively performance to our residents:

Lively dance moves were vivacious and engaging - Top Valley School of Dancing The audience is enthralled by the students creativity. Singing is always enjoyable and thought provoking, with some super young voices in the choir.

A great family experience, as there is plenty of space for family and friends to visit and partake .............

Enjoyment is evident here!

Well earned applause for the performers as the audience show their appreciation


Always lots going on at the Belle Vue wiith its entertainment atrium;

Well done and a big thank you to all the students for bringing their energy and creativity to share with us at Belle Vue. 

Cheers from top managers Clare and Lisa





Posted on 21 Dec 2016
Sing, Sing, Sing for Alexandra House Music Lovers

A great range of singers and musicians visited Alexandra House during December bringing music to the ears of residents.

Many thanks to all the performers visiting us, providing great entertainment and linking us with our community.

Priory Infant School brought their lovely young voices along to serenade us with Christmas carols Brindsley Choir sing out loud and strong, raising the roof in the lounge and raising spirits of all within hearing distance.



Eastwood academy came along and sang carols, performed scenes from  Grinch, dancing from the Wizard of Oz. A brilliant day was had by all.

Topping off the activities with Christmas fare and sharing with visitors.





Below Activities Coordinator Debra organises a shopping trip for Mavis.

Derek, Mavis, June and Eleanor helped make the wreath above from baubles and also some decorations for the tables. Its great we can all be involved and residents love to take part too.

Posted on 20 Dec 2016
Heartfelt Thanks for Special Carers at Canal Vue & Belle Vue

It is lovely to read these words of gratitude from relatives of residents in our care - they know that we care;To carers at Canal Vue and Retina at Belle Vue.

Lots of Thanks go to Retina Simpson a carer at Belle Vue. Retina has a lovely way with lady resident Marie and always has a positive outcome when delivering care to her.



Posted on 16 Dec 2016
Music to the Ears at Alexandra House


Visitors from the community engage with our residents through voice;

The WI choir serenaded the residents one afternoon.

'It was super to have live music and our residents loved it. Thank you to the WI ladies for visiting us' said Activities Co-ordinator, Debra Bonser.

More singing was welcomed when the local Eastwood Brownie Pack visited the home, to sing some carols.


Milly chatting and exchanging chocolates with the brownies. Great to see the interaction between the young and the elderly, so many plus points, creating delights on both sides.

Delighted to contribute as Derek and Sheila wrap chocolates up to give out to the brownies from Eastwood.

Singing with a difference comes in the form of cowboy Johnathan, who visits monthly to give a little country and western flavour to the music repartee.

Residents use their own artistic mix to work together to create the butterfly poster below, Mavis, Elsie, Mick and Joyce  - great sentiments.



Our residents dont live in our workplace, we work in their home.

Posted on 09 Dec 2016

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