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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
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
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
Activities Galore at Canal Vue - Ilkeston

Great fun as autumn activities 'kick off' at Canal Vue:

A little bit of Viva Espana, brought a festive atmosphere and some great Spanish dishes which staff are delighted to serve.... Special table settings add to the atmosphere ............. and possibly some Sangria to bring on the smiles.....most enjoyable.

Camera action Abby, there was a game involved but I think Abby was doing all the work and the gents were enjoying watching!

All decorated up for Paella Feast, no rows here about what is in the risotto!

'One must get ones nails done' for all these activities....a little pamper time doesnt go amiss with our lady residents and its a welcome treat.

Its good to take some 'time out' from all the activities and appreciate the surroundings at Canal Vue, as resident Joyce looks across the water to her 'home.'

It takes some preparation all this chopping for Spanish Cuisine, good fun though....!

All this taking place at the sometimes tranquil, Canal Vue, who would've thought that life could be so busy?.....& it will soon be pantomime time!



Posted on 19 Oct 2016

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