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Spring Sowing and Skittles at Alexandra House

Residents prepare for spring and exert their gardening flair when local school children bring in pansies

Girls and boys from Year 8  Priory School, Eastwood  came to visit, not only did they sing some lovely Easter songs, they all came along with a lovely pansy each, that they presented to a resident upon leaving.

 We thanked them with a little gift of sweets tied up with ribbon and an Easter sticker on it which they were all over the moon with!

Later on June and other residents potted the pansies up for the garden and some for the lounge window so that the residents can watch them grow


Keen gardener Alan joined us at Alex a few weeks ago and continues his planting ardour with some prize Begonias his sister bought him.

The residents love to play indoor skittles, below George alongside his wife Eileen, going for a strike! 

Joan and Mavis also getting in the mood of things, Joan looks like she is about to deliver a 'pearler' there, while Mavis is a bit nonchalant, no doubt she is waiting for something a little more creative!


Life is good with lots of activities to share at Alexandra House, Eastwood.


Posted on 07 Apr 2017
Belle Vue Planting and Punch

 A range of activities provide stimulation, rounding up with cocktails - some were as 'pleased as punch'

Hurrah for a bit of action, chair zumba or marracas, it does you good..... Some prefer a quiet bit of planting.......
.................after a busy day at Belle Vue a little fruit punch is welcome. Its all down to teamwork which makes for a happy home and contented residents.

We look forward to some warmer weather to get out into the Belle Vue Garden, a great space for activities.

Posted on 28 Mar 2017
Girls go Green for St Pats Day

Irish Eyes were smiling as Mary sings some good old Irish songs for the residents at Alexandra House.

Ethel and her sister dressed up in the traditional Green colour for us and had pictures taken with Nora and Doris.

Mary pictured with George in his special Irish tie.

We do like a good cup of tea in a china cup, after all that entertainment.

Fresh cream cakes go down well too, as George gives the thumbs up - it was a lovely afternoon

Good times at Alex House, a place called home to a big family of residents!

Posted on 28 Mar 2017
A Day in the Life of Care Home - Park House

Often staff behind the scenes do not get the acknowledgements that they deserve, but a recent review raised some very positive points for the hard working team at Park House;

Relative Jackie showed her appreciation recently of the staff and facilities at Park House.

I thought this would be a difficult time for both of us, but he settled in straight away. We have had no problems, he is happy when I visit. He is always well-dressed and smart, I find the staff helpful and caring.
Activities are provided through the week and there is a regular hairdresser on site. 

My father moved to Park House in August 2016.

Having finished cleaning and tidying the dining room at Park House, Domestic Assistant - Christine (below) has time to engage with the residents en route to her next area..........

Unsung heroes of the work place, our domestic assistants provide the operational 'backbone' for the smooth running of the homes. All these tasks are really important to our residents and the staff have to have an understanding of residents needs. Pictured below Rosanna, happy at work, in the laundry.

Its a busy day at the home when the hairdressers come to call. Kerry and Carol like their 'salon' here at Park House. 'It makes the residents feel good to get their hair done - ladies and gents too and it is rewarding to make people feel good in this way' said Kelly.

Theres always plenty of activities and this one was particularly stimulating, testing the geographical memory - at this instant.....Name countries beginning with R ...........Despite it being a lovely spring day there was a bitter wind so our residents mostly were happy with the snug and activities indoors.

Nurse Ida takes a moment after lunch to write- up the important care plans.....

I did see one resident wrapped in a blanket enjoying the newly sprung daffodils, in a sheltered spot.

While the gardeners get the outdoors ready for some warmer spring sunshine, planters to be filled, leaves to be raked etc.

These outdoor areas are well used by our residents and they really appreciate the planting and sensory elements provided. In addition a lot of outside activities are scheduled by coordinator Karen, the staff like to get outdoors too.

Grasses provide colour, light and texture even during the winter months.

Cook Anne is appreciated for her baking skills.


Posted on 22 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

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