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EASTGATE CARE BAKE OFF - Inter-home Challenge

IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY, a splendid array of chocolate cake delights were produced;

Eastgate Care hosted an inter-home bake off in celebration of the International Chocolate Day on the 7th July 2016. Operations Director, Sharon Di Maio was joined by Linda Britain, Operations Manager, Marie Duke-Parker, Care Home Manager and Michael Wraight, Director of Pro Power, to judge the array of cakes and cupcakes each team had baked. Every home was awarded a prize for the ‘best taste’ cake and also the best cake for appearance. Park House Care Home won the prize for their effort overall.

 

Operations Director, Sharon Di Maio stated,

”All of the judges were impressed with the standard of cakes produced. We saw cakes that had been baked by our staff, our residents and our relatives within each home. All the homes took part with some staff donning fancy dress and arranging an array of activities throughout the day. The atmosphere was great, the residents were fully involved and we all had a fantastic time, with lots of cake sampling!

We were pleased to have supplier Michael Wraight, of Pro Power (pictured below), join us for the days events as one of our judges.''

 

 

It was really good to see staff and residents enjoying the event together, along with our guests.

Resident Brian Sadler enjoying the produce.

Over 75 people across five Eastgate homes took part. One relative at Belle Vue thought it was a tremendous idea, she really enjoyed the cake and thought it was brilliant that our residents were so involved in the actual cake baking.

 

Cake making in action, with Activities Leader, Andrew  - residents get 'stuck in' to the mixing,  they love to bake at Park House, Bulwell and won the overall Care Home Bake prize.

'' We like to use local contractors and suppliers and feel it is very important for us to work with local communities and businesses. Overall, it was a great day for everyone and we are looking forward to planning our next inter - home competition”

Operations Manager Linda Britain and Care Home Manager Marie Duke-Parker partake of some chocolatey delights.

 
 

 

Staff at Canal Vue dress up for this occasion, they had a Willy Wonka themed bake. Pictured at the Inter-home prize giving.

Look out for our next inter-home event in August.

 

 

 
Posted on 12 Jul 2016
Sincere Gratitude Expressed for Special Care

 We wanted to share this accolade and heartfelt thanks, shown to Caroline at Park House, Eastgate's employee of the Year;

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 08 Jul 2016
Weather Forces National Care Home Open Days Indoors

Everyone is wondering when the summer will arrive, but planned summer activities for National Care Home Day continued despite the awful weather! Both Alexandra House at Eastwood and Melbourne House at Aspley were blighted by the weather and had to move planned entertainment indoors;

As always a good spread of food was available for the residents at Alex House on their open day.

 

 

 

Tombola, raffle and some stalls complimented the entertainment, residents like doing a bit of 'home shopping' at their Eastwood residence

 

 

Resident Monica at Melbourne House enjoys the music, participates and concentrates on playing the tambourine.

Staff enjoy a bit of party time - sharing - as well.

 

 

Posted on 01 Jul 2016
Belle Vue Double Bill

.......Another double bill at the busy Belle Vue Lodge, in the atrium - superb for staging a variety of activities ....................

 Cakes Come first .... June 16th Cup Cake Day

  • Cup cake 'Art Fest' - Residents adopt the theme and do a creative colouring exercise, no need to buy the expensive adult colouring book, just come along and join in  ...........it is proven that colouring is a great exercise for all sorts of neurological development
  • Pm Actual Cake Decorating - from virtual to reality as residents put into practice their colouring thoughts and decorate......

 ..........we look forward to the outcome

 National Care Home Day - June 17th

Families join together to remember the passing of their loved ones, who made Belle Vue their home.

 

 Releasing of balloons in memory of past residents and a gathering of old and new photo memories.

 

Posted on 14 Jun 2016
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
Care Certificate Achievement for Mapperley Care Home

 We are pleased to announce the outstanding performance of Adam Curtis in achieving his Care Certificate.

 

Adam works at Belle Vue Lodge, Mapperley and was assisted in this endeavour by Senior Carer Lisa Cook. Both pictured right;

 

'I believe Adam’s presentation of the evidence was first class, with excellent attention to detail and that Lisa Cook's enthusiasm and organisation was incredible. We are proud to have them both as members of our team ' said Care Home Manager, Lisa Crewe.

 

 

 

This is a great accolade for the superb training facilities we have at Eastgate Care, managed by Facilitator Fiona McCandless-Sugg.

 

   

 

Posted on 13 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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