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Oldest Eastgate Resident Celebrates at Alex House

Winnie (Winifred Chandler) became our oldest resident when she broke 101 years of age at Alexandra House, Eastwood. she is pictured below enjoying her special day with Deputy Manager Sally Barry and Activities Coordinator Lorraine Rose. Following her bouquet came visits from relatives and a party with fellow residents. As reported in the local press;

Posted on 04 Sep 2012
Uplifting Choir visit Alexander House

Residents and relatives were treated to the pleasure of live music, when the a choir complete with their own musicians visited Alexander House recently.

   'There is nothing like live music to lift the spirits and it was a real treat for us all when relative Elizabeth Clark arranged for the choir to visit, they even had their own harpist, violinist and pianist to bring extra depth to the performance, which was an added bonus. We all felt privileged to hear them play' said a staff member
 

 Thanks go to the choir and musicians for their skills and the pleasure that they bestowed.

 

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Posted on 19 May 2011
Wedding Tea Parties Abound

Long term resident at Alex House, Brenda enjoys the Royal Wedding Day Celebrations &Toasts the Newly Weds

                

   
   Wedding decorations festoon the lounges and dining areas adding to the party atmosphere.    
    Elizabeth Clark, a frequent visitor to Alexandra House, helps husband Brian join in the Wedding Festivities and other residents with a little bit of 'Cheers' too!  
Posted on 06 May 2011
‘Bulbs and Baking’ – Volunteers needed for Raking!

 

‘Bulbs and Baking’ – Volunteers needed for Raking!

Great Gardening with 80 Year Old at; Melbourne House Care Home, Nottingham

 82 year old resident at Melbourne House, Dennis has no time to sit around, he loves to be ‘on the go’ and getting out in the garden planting is one of his favourites. Dennis has planted bulbs, which are blooming now and he is planning ahead and growing cabbage, lettuce and onions from seed. Should you visit Melbourne House, just off Aspley Lane, you will notice the entrance area is part greenhouse too!  It is hoped that the produce will eventually be used by the Chef at Melbourne, who likes to cook with fresh produce being an avid grower herself.

Dennis shows how to Ice

   Dennis, originally from Hyson Green is very much a multi-skilled octogenarian, and although his background is engineering, he is a competent cake maker and icer, having been in the catering corps. Dennis is pictured creating delicacies during an activities baking session and helping other residents with their baking.
 Dennis’s next gardening project is to grow different potato varieties and with the help of local volunteers that will soon get underway. Sometimes ex-police controller Roy joins Dennis in the garden, although Roy likes to have quiet time reading, he also likes to get outside in his wheelchair and do some directional instructions, called Super- pointing!

 

Pictured - Care worker Sam helps Dennis with watering

 

Care worker Sam helps Dennis with watering

 

If you are able to help with the Melbourne Gardening Club, we are always looking for volunteers or if you have unwanted gardening equipment, tools, plants etc. please get in touch with Melbourne House Care Home on; 0115 929 4787

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on 04 Apr 2011
Bowling Buddies Get Active

Spring weather in May meant get the bowls out and activities co-ordinator Lorraine gathered her Bowling Buddies at Alexander House.

All benefitted from the Spring Weather and a bit of sport and Ella Wilson's special chair was manouvred outside so that they could enjoy both the weather and the sport.

 

Lorraine strikes a pose as she lines up her tin cans ready for the residents to 'knock-em for six'

 

 Lorraine and Bowling Buddies Trevor and 

James

 

 Ella Wilson and Daughter Rita Spectate the Bowls  Harry takes careful aim to get a strike  
     

 
Posted on 30 Mar 2011

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