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Activities Abound at Canal Vue

The central lounge at Canal Vue proves to be a great activities area for the residents as you will see;

 

Inspiration from Care Home Assistant Marie Martin provided the impetus for the residents to get painting - plant pots, which isn't easy.  Arthur and Mary (pictured right)  really enjoyed it, creating brightly coloured pots, this proved to be a great success. 

 

Most of the residents loved it, it did get a bit messy and we had to put aprons on! They all had a good go, even if it was hard for some of them.  I think Mary, Arthur & ~Beryl like it the most!  said Activities Coordinator Daniel

 

Painted Pots pictured below with the Erewash Canal backdrop.

 
 

 

Games are a great activity too and are really good for the thought process, especially dominos. As you can see from those pictured on the right, they are really concentrating.

There are about 6 who really like dominos, so we have a few games most days and they also like sitting round a table and rolling the football to and from each other, which is surprisingly good for the coordination.

Daniel who is both co-ordinator and carer studied sports development.

 
 Plenty of quiet relaxing areas are available for those who would just like to sit and watch the Canal go by, such as the comfortable garden lounge with the lovely gold chairs.    

Posted on 13 Jun 2014
Residents Enjoy Boots Pamper & Art at Park House Bulwell

A band of 20 volunteers from the Boots head office in Nottingham joined our Park House residents for a day of pampering, arts and crafts and socialising.

 The team treated the ladies to luxurious manicures and hand massages, which made them feel so special some even said they felt like a celebrity for the day!

 

 

Art which all could join in with, accessible stencilling enabling painting and montage to encourage creativity too.

 

 

The gentlemen residents declined any pampering - feeling they were 'beautiful enough' but chose to play board games and help out with the painting instead. Its fair to say that a good time was had by all! 

 

Boots staff said;

It was an absolute privilege to join you all for the day. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, whilst also feeling like we had brought smiles to so many of the residents faces. Some of your residence have the most incredible stories and it was a pleasure to sit with them and listen.

 

 One lady told me about her undying love for Elvis Presley, so we sat chatting in her room whilst playing some of his songs on my iPod. Its surprising how something so seemingly simple can bring so much joy! We will definitely be back!

 

 

Eastgate is very pleased to have the Boots Community team to visit and bring joy and interactivity. It really was a lovely day and we have some great art stencils on the walls to remind us of the visit. We look forward to welcoming them back sometime soon. 

   

Posted on 31 Mar 2014
Variety is the Spice of Life at Melbourne House

Activities really are key to daily life at Melbourne House.

We have a range of activities planned by Activities Co-ordinator Charise, the following pictures capture the great contrast available, from relaxing and pamper to thought provoking art;

 

Hands R Us visited Melbourne House to make our lady residents feel good.

There's nothing like a bit of pampering to make you smile as borne out by our residents here.

Nail painting and hand massage, plus a goodie bag for your pampering bits!

 
 
 

Note the nicely varnished nails too!

 

City College visit the home with their art programme weekly and encourage use of all sorts of 'media'

This week it is time for pottery and pebble painting.

Maureen Marriott shows how this pastime can be very involving, as she is really concentrating to the full here.

 

 Irene also concentrates  hard here to decorate her pebbles.

All this helps you live longer - see the next Melbourne House story with our latest Centenarian.
Posted on 21 Feb 2014
Well Earned Thanks go to Park House

What a great accolade to all the staff here at Park House, read on......................................

   
   

Posted on 06 Nov 2013
Lovely Letter of Thanks for Lucy to Melbourne Staff

We would like to share this with you;

     I write on behalf of Lucy Elliott, who was in your care for just over a year!! Who would have believed it, we thought Lucy would be with you for a short while only, weeks at the most.

A year! That is testament to the care Lucy received whilst at Melbourne House.

It would be wrong of me to single out individuals as everyone who works at Melbourne House in whatever capacity all play a part in running a care home.

 

I feel that anything I say really is totally inadequate.

 

But a Huge Huge thank you to everyone!!

 

You are all doing a wonderful job and should be proud of what you do.

Thank You and Best Wishes to you All

 

Graham Bond

 
     

Posted on 23 Aug 2013

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