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Going the 'Extra Mile' at Belle Vue - Mapperley

A note of thanks, from Eileen, shows just how far staff go, to make a special day extra special at Belle Vue:

 

Eileen &

Dennis

 

Posted on 16 Jan 2018
Thank You to All at Canal Vue

Posted on 11 Jan 2018
Entertainers & Staff Helped Parties 'Take Off' at all Care Homes

All 5 care homes staged fabulous Parties for our residents over the festive season, making it a special day for all:

Antlers, Christmas jumpers and red (wine?) are always popular - Managers make a special effort for Christmas day. Work still to be done, but a bit of entertainment helps everything along and the residents appreciate the effort and warmth of the care teams.

PARK HOUSE

An extra bonus for this resident as she has a visit from her furry friend.

PARK HOUSE

Making it a jolly time .................. as they await the days entertainment, food and singing to come! PARK HOUSE

Christmas games take on a different dimension .......PARK HOUSE

A little bit of relaxing, a lovely happy family of staff and residents,  before all the activity to come at ....PARK HOUSE

 Mum and daughter get dancing as musical entertainment is provided at CANAL VUE

Local Musicians help the residents at CANAL VUE to raise their voices for some Christmas Carols and very uplifting it was too ................ They also had an organist and singer/comedian visit for additional activities.

 

Care Home Manager, Carol Martin, entices Santa in at

CANAL VUE

Crowds gather round to enjoy the entertainment at MELBOURNE House, where the singer did a great job and all enjoyed her voice.

 

Well done to all staff with the great parties and fundraising activities.

 

This little visitor to Melbourne House enjoyed the singing and dancing and provided additional enjoyment for the onlookers.

Posted on 10 Jan 2018
Amazing Atmospheric Party At Alexandra House, Eastwood

Amy Wowed the residents and guests with traditional songs to get the party started ..............

.........I saw mammy kissing Santa Claus and carols like Holy Night, went down a treat.

Alan walker and his niece. Alan's sister also joned us and she won 2 raffle prizes. Alan said 'he had an absolutely fantastic time, saying Amy is the best singer he has seen at Alex house.'

Well done Amy for bringing such joy to us with your lovely voice.

There was a fantastic turn out from the residents' families, who along with their loved ones, all partcipated  in the festive spirit of things and had a celebratory drink too!

Lots of lovely food, home made sherry trifle and drink made for an excellent party.

John sporting his Christmas jumper  .........

Amy goes and wishes Doris a lovely Christmas and Doris expressed how wonderful the singing was. 

Staff enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and joining in the occasion.

The raffle raised an amazing £304 and the winner of the first prize was Malc Gillott, below, who's wife, Pauline, was with us until March of 2017. He was over the moon when we delivered the prize to him saying how much he loves to keep in touch with every one here as he has fond memories of the time his wife was with us.

Well done to Coordinator Debbie Bonser for arranging this lovely event and the team of staff making it possible for all to enjoy this special occasion. 

Posted on 04 Jan 2018
Dear Dorothy Departs from Alexandra House

We lost our lovely Dorothy Henshaw, recently.

Care Home Manager Caroline Carraher and Debbie Bonser, Activities,I went to her funeral and the family were very appreciative of all the hard work from the staff and the amazing care that was given to their mother during her stay with us.

 

 

Earlier in the year, Dorothy enjoyed her birthday with us and the singer Nathalie 

 

Posted on 20 Dec 2017
Birthdays, Brownies and Bounce at Alexandra House, Eastwood

 

Mary shares her afternoon tea party, to celebrate her 80th Birthday. The cake looks good and it was a very dignified afternoon  - they do know how to 'do'  a good tea at 'Alex'

Working off the cake on another day, lots of residents join in the Chair Based Exercises from Pulse, The ladies did participate, but shown here enjoying the trainers exertions!

Geoff and his wife engage with this hand eye coordination activity.

The exercises  went down very well, and helped withl our residents all round mobility, giving a bit of bounce and mood lifting too.

All can join in, as shown here, Michael is able to respond even in the recliner ....

Its getting busy as Christmas approaches and the local Brownies pay a visit. 24 Brownies came to call, with a hand made card for every resident.

 

 It certainly makes the lounge lively as they all pile in. They are relaxed here as they have visitied many times and know that the residents enjoy their presence.

 Brownies gather round and  sing carols - little donkey, jingle bells and Rudolph.

It was a splendid evening and Lois a new resident said how she enjoyed it and it reminded her of when she used to visit her grand children, in school performance.

 

 

 

The residents always wrap up a small gift for the brownies visits and it is really with great joy that they do it and that they are received.  

They chatted to all the residents which made the whole event very personal.

All the residents loved the visit

Smiles all round, i love this photo, thanks for visiting us.....

We look forward to you coming again and singing too.

 

Posted on 11 Dec 2017
Big Thank-You's All Round, to Eastgate Staff

 

We would just like to say a big thank-you to you all, involved in taking brilliant care for Patrick Anthony. We know he was only with you for a short period of time and we didn't get to meet you all, but want to express our gratitude to each and everyone of you. Special thanks to Amanda and Caroline (Park House) and all the staff who took care of Patrick and family in his last few days.

Much Love, David, Jill & All Family & Friends

Belle Vue - October 2017 Thank you for all the excellent care and attention you gave my Dad. You saw him for the person he was and ensured he was treated with dignity and respect. You all work so hard and make such a difference to all the lives you touch. You have an amazing home and we will always be truly grateful.

From all Keith’s family.

 

Posted on 01 Dec 2017
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
Bonfire, Blankets and games for Bulwell Residents at Park House

Bonfire night at Park House means fun and games and of course some special food! 

An opportunity to get the games out again, while waiting for the fireworks to start, Shirley and Joan keep themselves amused with Hoopla, a great game to test the coordination .........

Plenty of bonfire food to be had .........hotdogs, mushy peas and Karen’s home made fudge cakes, while waiting for the fun of the fireworks.

Kirsty helps Pat and Cliff wrap up in the blankets, looks fun eh, ready for throwing open the doors to watch the fireworks.  Park House staff make the most of the bifold doors, opening up so the residents get the real bonfire atmosphere, smells, sights and sounds.
Bonfire, fireworks and sparklers get crackling in the November night and residents are able to reminisce about their many past firework nights.

Difficult to take pictures of, but we tried, i think you can get the impression of the evenings event. Activity coordinator, Karen Law, did a good job, residents and staff all enjoyed the occasion and the atmosphere was certainly authentic!

Park House is home to over 60 residents in Bulwell, where daily activities and outings take place, alongside nursing & dementia care.

Posted on 09 Nov 2017

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