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Baking Bonanza and Big Birthday at Alexandra House, Eastwood

Cup cakes and more at Alexandra House;

This has to be picture of the month - great enjoyment was had here with Activities Coordinator Debbie in charge of baking,.............Mavis and Sheila her able assistants! 

'We welcomed the public into our home and offered them tea and cakes and they were able to see what a wonderful friendly happy home it is and chat with our residents' said Debbie.

Good Cakes too, raising mone for Alzheimers on our National Care Home Open Day at Alex.

Dorothy Henshaw celebrated her 97th birthday, pictured below with Natalie who was albe to entertain us all with her lovely singing of many of our favourites..... Outstanding.....

 O Mio Babino Caro,  Ave Maria, Getting to know you, I Feel Pretty, ...Never walk alone. and lots lots more ! & Happy Birthday to Dorothy ...

A happy time was had by all....  This really is a place called home for our 38 residents.




Posted on 30 Jun 2017
Successful Care Home Open Day, A Visit by Lady Mayor, & Platinum Anniversary at Ilkeston

National Care Home Day gets a boost when The Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor Mrs Mary Hopkinson visited us at Canal Vue;

The days events started with a very rare and special event - The Platinum Wedding Anniversary - thats 70 Years together, for Joan & Cyriil, both residents at Canal Vue, pictured below at their exclusive luncheon.They were able to share their wonderful occasion with their friends at Canal Vue - great that they can be together here.



The lady Mayor visits to congratulate the couple and chat with the residents at Canal Vue.

Musical Entertainment left by the popular Banjo Man enabled the residents to socialise and enjoy the music........& even some dancing & 'pop'

 A super looking platinum cake and correspondance from the Queen, flowers and wedding picture of that special day 70 years.


Cheers Joan, for a very memorable day arranged by our Activities Coordinator Louise Chadwick.

Canal Vue, a place called home and a place to celebrate those special occasions ......

Posted on 16 Jun 2017
Diamond Duo & National Care Home Day at Alexandra House Eastwood

Friends and relatives gathered to share this special occasion with our Diamond - 60 Years - Couple, Margaret and Michael Hussey.

A lot of family came over from Ireland to join in the festivities and share this specail occasion. A wonderful message was received from the Queen.

Pictured with Michaell, his son, who will be celebrating his 60th birthday soon ........!

Friends at Alex enjoy sharing the very grand tea, lovely salmon and cucumber sandwiches and lush cream cakes - they love a reason to get the china out and what better way to share with friends on such an occasion.

Not to be missed on Friday, 

Open house with tea and cakes on offer all day and a classical singer called Natalie Visiting.  

They do know how to get out the china and put on music, it will be a great atomosphere, so do stop by.

A homely place, with some great musical entertainment ....................

Posted on 15 Jun 2017
National Care Home Day Celebrations at Canal Vue

There's always lots happening at Canal Vue and especially with National Care Home Day this month, when you're invited to join us, we have a double visit from The Mayor, councillor Mary Hopkinson;

As Care Home Open Day’s emphasis is on the importance of connecting with local communities, developing lasting relationships and encouraging intergenerational rapport, the theme for this year will be “Friendship”


Visit us at Canal Vue, For National Care Home Day

We invite you to come and take a look at our warm welcoming care home,

beside the Erewash Canal.

• 14th June, The Mayor, Councillor Mrs Mary Hopkinson, attends Resident’s 70th

Platinum Anniversary at 3pm, with Musical Entertainment, Tea & cakes

• 15th June, Cup Cake Day in aid of Alzheimer’s Society the Lady Mayor visits.

A Platinum wedding Anniversary is celebrated on our National Care Home Day with a special exclusive lunch planned for our  couple (70 Years) Joan and Cyril, and later tea with all their friends at Canal Vue and the popular entertainer, Banjo Man (at 2pm.) and a visit from the Mayor.


Residents get busy as flower arranging involves preparing and selecting - the ladies really concentrtate and are pleased with their productivity and gentleman too.

Managing Director of Eastgate Care, Janine Morgan said ‘Friendship at our care homes is one of the key elements that enables us to develop relationships and work together as a team and as friends and carers of our residents. Friendship is the theme for this year’s National Care Home Day, it is good to emphasise the importance of this part of care, to acknowledge the work of care homes throughout the UK and the dedication of staff offering their special support. Our support of the Spondon Dynamos highlights how intergenerational rapport can bring benefits all round’

Posted on 12 Jun 2017
Athletic Activities Coordinator at Canal Vue, Achieves for Alzheimers

Well done to Louise with her achievment of running a Marathon at the week end, to raise funds for Alzh

See times and Medal and how you can help raise money.....https://www.justgiving.com/Louise-chadwick5.


Louise is really enjoying her role as Activities Coordinator at Canal Vue and says .....

'I have definitely  noticed a difference in the residents and this makes my job all the more worthwhile'.

please help with a donation at


Didnt she do well and she is good at activities too with our residents - they all agree, she deserves a medal......

Louise is a real inspiration, whether it is art, football, chair exercises, or running a marathon, she has great dedication and enthusiasm.

Super timing and placement Louise!

Posted on 01 Jun 2017
Make Your Choice, Nurses - June 8th - Recruitment Event - White Swan Old Basford


Your Care Home Career with our support

Choose to make a difference


Elect to change your nursing career today…………. Find out how you can ‘make a difference’ and earn a welcome bonus too.     

When ?    1000 – 1500 hrs 

Drop in to the White Swan

Old Basford, Nottm


or send your details to



or phone 07779 265717 to reserve your time slot 


We employ over 300 personnel, providing safe worthwhile employment, with prospects for learning and career development, in pleasant modern surroundings. Be a part of  our warm  friendly caring teams and make a difference to our residents on a daily basis.


Eastgate  Care currently has 5 Homes in Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire.  We are a family run business, in operation for over 25 years. For our residents we offer a safe, secure, long or short term, home location . We understand the delivery  of nursing,  and dementia care for   residents  and how to care for the elderly.



Posted on 31 May 2017
Say it With Flowers & Priory School Children did! - Visiting Alexandra House

What a lovely Friday treat when children from Priory School came to share their flowers with us;

Red tulips were very popular with the lady residents and Nora is positively glowing with this gift.


The children did enjoy visiting us again and will be back to sing some songs next term after their summer musical production.

Even the gents can enjoy flowers and this was a lovely bouquet, presented by the children after a special mass at the local church.

Priory school visited us previously bringing flowers, they know what joy they can bring!

Activities Coordinator Debbie, who arranged the visit said

What a treat this was and our home is filled with colour and fragrance..........lucky us. Our great community links with the local schools are priceless.'

'I especially love seeing the old and young together and the joy of giving and sharing is captured so well on this picture of the ‘flower’ visit.' said the care home manager.

Even this lady resident who wasnt able to get to the lounge was able to appreciate the flowers (almost disappearing behind them) i can see her smiling and her visitor is too.

We look forward to the next visit by Priory School and thank them for coming to share their flowers with us at Alexandra House.






Posted on 26 May 2017
Hucknall British Legion share News and Weapons

RBL Hucknall came and entertained & informed our residents:-

The Royal British Legion gentleman on their annual visit and chat, plus war memorabilia.

Derek seems keen on the firearms - not loaded!

Eileen and Derek enjoy learning about how poppies are made and other interesting stories.

Eleanor is not pointing the gun at her head, merely checking it for weight, she is doing well holding it up, they are surprisingly heavy & of course a cup of tea at the ready!

Thanks to our visitors from RBL Hucknall for sharing their knowledge and making it lively and different for our residents at Alexandra House.


Posted on 19 May 2017
Beautiful Bella Wows the Ladies at Alexandra House Eastwood

It was such a treat for our lady residents when carer Gill brought her grandaughter to visit, as you can see from these super photos..... The joy of sharing the young with the old is so evident here, the ladies truly loved the occasion:-

Nora is obviously enjoying this visitor

Gill introduces Bella to Joyce,
Gleeful to have Bella sat on your knee ....

Quizzical? Maybe Bella's ready to go back to Gran Gill. So lovely of Gill to share her grandaughter Bella with us all.


Posted on 19 May 2017
Sponsored Spondon Dynamos Finish with a Flurry at Ilkeston

The Dynamos won their semi-final 3-1 and all staff and residents at Canal Vue were very excited for them to be in the final last Sunday .......

Team talk or celebrations?

Derek and the Dynamos!

The residents from Canal Vue thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon out to watch 'their under 10's side'

Despite a varied sunny day the wind was cool and residents needed their coats, cardis and even hats!

The new Spondon Dynamo’s supporters club includes residents; Joe, Phil, Ron, Brian, Derek, & Canal Vue staff -  Mum Zoe Truman - Unit Manager & Louise Chadwick Activities Coordinator 

The chant has to be; three-one, three-one, three-one, the ‘score’ in both the semi and the final...

Congratulations go to the winners of the Under 10's final -

The Spondon Dynamos

Well done to the team, coaches and supporters from all at Canal Vue and Eastgate Care.


Posted on 15 May 2017

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