Nellsar Care https://www.nellsar.com High Quality Care for the Elderly Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:53:02 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 https://www.nellsar.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/favicon.png Nellsar Care https://www.nellsar.com 32 32 Lukestone Care Home residents enjoy a trip to Capstone Farm Country Park https://www.nellsar.com/news/lukestone-care-home-residents-enjoy-a-trip-to-capstone-farm-country-park/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:53:02 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214832 We took a group of our residents from Lukestone Care Home to Capstone Farm Country Park in Chatham on Wednesday 13 February to make the most of the bright weather. Capstone Park covers 114 hectares of former farmland set on the North Downs. It boasts a variety of habitats within the park, including ancient woodlands,

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We took a group of our residents from Lukestone Care Home to Capstone Farm Country Park in Chatham on Wednesday 13 February to make the most of the bright weather.

Capstone Park covers 114 hectares of former farmland set on the North Downs. It boasts a variety of habitats within the park, including ancient woodlands, old orchards, a freshwater lake, meadows and hedgerows.

Our lady and gents really enjoyed watching and feeding the swans, ducks and seagulls around the lake waters and it was great to get out in the fresh air.

After we’d built up an appetite, we visited Dobbies Garden Centre for a very tasty fish and chip lunch, stopping off at a Valentine’s Day display before heading to the restaurant.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the outing, especially as it was such a beautiful sunny day.

 

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Caribbean Dreams Party at Lukestone Care Home https://www.nellsar.com/news/caribbean-dreams-party-at-lukestone-care-home/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:43:12 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214827 Staff and residents at Lukestone Care Home are gearing up for their next big party and welcome you to join them – a perfect chance for you or a loved one to look round the Home, meet our team and some of the residents, and see what a lovely Home we have. Please join Karen

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Staff and residents at Lukestone Care Home are gearing up for their next big party and welcome you to join them – a perfect chance for you or a loved one to look round the Home, meet our team and some of the residents, and see what a lovely Home we have.

Please join Karen and her team on Thursday 28 March in the main lounge for festive Caribbean themed food, drinks and music. Feel free to throw on your fancy dress too!

If you would like to visit Lukestone Care Home for this event or at another time convenient to you please click here to book a visit.

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Creative Mojo for Valentine’s Day at The Old Downs Residential Care Home https://www.nellsar.com/news/creative-mojo-for-valentines-day-at-the-old-downs-residential-care-home/ Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:20:08 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214820 A group of our ladies here at The Old Downs Residential Care Home enjoyed an afternoon of creative crafts in our sunny conservatory last week, making colourful heart pictures and decorations for Valentine’s Day. Creative Mojo specialise in providing tailored arts and crafts activities for elderly people living in Care Homes; “With our workshops, there

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A group of our ladies here at The Old Downs Residential Care Home enjoyed an afternoon of creative crafts in our sunny conservatory last week, making colourful heart pictures and decorations for Valentine’s Day.

Creative Mojo specialise in providing tailored arts and crafts activities for elderly people living in Care Homes;

“With our workshops, there are no limitations, everyone can be creative”

Our ladies also enjoyed welcoming a new resident, Gwen, and they helped her settle in with a fun enjoying a game of bingo.

 

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Cheese scones on the menu at Lukestone Care Home https://www.nellsar.com/news/cheese-scones-on-the-menu-at-lukestone-care-home/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:46:18 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214802 Last week our student Olivia helped a group of our residents from Lukestone Care Home bake a batch of cheese scones. She got involved with mixing the ingredients and helped with shaping the scones ready for the oven. She was very enthusiastic with our ladies and gents and they really appreciated having her to bake

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Last week our student Olivia helped a group of our residents from Lukestone Care Home bake a batch of cheese scones.

She got involved with mixing the ingredients and helped with shaping the scones ready for the oven.

She was very enthusiastic with our ladies and gents and they really appreciated having her to bake with.

The finished scones were very impressive and tasted delicious. Thanks for your help Olivia!

 

 

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Staff bring international cuisine to Lukestone Care Home https://www.nellsar.com/news/staff-bring-international-cuisine-to-lukestone-care-home/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:37:57 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214794 Last week we were excited to host an ‘international cuisine’ lunch at Lukestone Care Home, when our staff brought in foods they had prepared themselves that reflected their respective countries. We decorated the table with the represented nations – India, Romania, Nepal and England – and filled every inch with wonderful dishes which our staff

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Last week we were excited to host an ‘international cuisine’ lunch at Lukestone Care Home, when our staff brought in foods they had prepared themselves that reflected their respective countries.

We decorated the table with the represented nations – India, Romania, Nepal and England – and filled every inch with wonderful dishes which our staff and some residents enjoyed.

The variety was very impressive. We were able to sample:

  • Pork dumplings
  • Vegetable curry
  • Cashew, onion and vegetable biriani
  • Sri Lankan style butter chicken
  • Chicken curry
  • Fried plantain
  • Vegetable samosas (spicy but really lovely!)
  • A number of different meat and rice dishes
  • Marbled Romanian cake
  • Fried doughnuts

It was fantastic to smell and taste different dishes from around the globe. Michael, one of our residents, really enjoyed his curry and rice.

We were thrilled to join together in sharing our cultures. Thank you to all our cooks. What an amazing lunch experience!

 

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Lukestone Care Home residents take a trip to Grange Moor Hotel https://www.nellsar.com/news/lukestone-care-home-residents-take-a-trip-to-grange-moor-hotel/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:23:47 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214789 There’s nothing better than a change of scenery, and last week two of our residents from Lukestone Care Home visited local Grange Moor Hotel to enjoy afternoon tea and cake. Grange Moor Hotel is set in a quiet location near Maidstone town centre and features some beautiful landscaped gardens. The perfect place for afternoon tea!

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There’s nothing better than a change of scenery, and last week two of our residents from Lukestone Care Home visited local Grange Moor Hotel to enjoy afternoon tea and cake.

Grange Moor Hotel is set in a quiet location near Maidstone town centre and features some beautiful landscaped gardens. The perfect place for afternoon tea!

Our residents loved their drinks and indulgent chocolate cake, which were very welcome after they’d had a refreshing walk around a local park.

 

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The Old Downs Residential Care Home celebrate Dignity Action Day https://www.nellsar.com/news/the-old-downs-residential-care-home-celebrate-dignity-action-day/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:19:09 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214781 We were excited to come together to recognise Dignity Action Day at The Old Downs Residential Care Home. Dignity Action Day takes place every year to highlight the importance of ensuring people who use care services are given choice, showed dignity and allowed independence and control in their daily lives. The day aims to provide

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We were excited to come together to recognise Dignity Action Day at The Old Downs Residential Care Home.

Dignity Action Day takes place every year to highlight the importance of ensuring people who use care services are given choice, showed dignity and allowed independence and control in their daily lives. The day aims to provide a truly memorable day for those in care.

We held a special ‘Digni-tea’ party for our residents to enjoy, which featured a rather impressive large ‘Dignity Action Day’ iced celebration cake, which went down a treat with a cup of tea!

We also created our very own ‘Dignity Tree‘. Our ladies took time to paint and colour paper butterflies and leaves and we added them to a tree sculpture to display in our Home. Well done ladies, it looks wonderful and is a real talking point for celebration and reflection.

 

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Chinese Dragon dancing and banquet at Hengist Field Care Home https://www.nellsar.com/news/chinese-dragon-dancing-and-banquet-at-hengist-field-care-home/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:05:01 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214772 Last week our residents and staff at Hengist Field Care Home took part in some fun Chinese New Year celebrations. Our Recreation & Wellbeing ladies performed a very vibrant Chinese Dragon Dance which our residents loved and we laid on a special banquet, so our ladies and gents could sample some delicious Chinese nibbles. We

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Last week our residents and staff at Hengist Field Care Home took part in some fun Chinese New Year celebrations.

Our Recreation & Wellbeing ladies performed a very vibrant Chinese Dragon Dance which our residents loved and we laid on a special banquet, so our ladies and gents could sample some delicious Chinese nibbles.

We were delighted to award Mihaela, a member of our Recreation & Wellbeing Team, with an ‘Employee of the Month Award‘ for all her hard work and dedication. Many congratulations Mihaela!

Valentine’s Tea Dance

Don’t forget to come and join us in our Orangery this Thursday 14 February from 2:30pm, for our special Valentine’s Tea Dance – we look forward to seeing you!

 

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Dressed up pets and Chinese New Year at Princess Christian Care Home https://www.nellsar.com/news/dressed-up-pets-and-chinese-new-year-at-princess-christian-care-home/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:17:50 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214746 We have been busy bees here at Princess Christian Care Home, with a fantastic calendar of memorable activities. We’ve had visits from our lovely singer Najwa, who has been performing songs for us as well as running music therapy sessions with some of our residents, which have had some amazing results. Dress us your Pet

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We have been busy bees here at Princess Christian Care Home, with a fantastic calendar of memorable activities.

We’ve had visits from our lovely singer Najwa, who has been performing songs for us as well as running music therapy sessions with some of our residents, which have had some amazing results.

Dress us your Pet Day

We held a ‘Dress us your Pet Day‘ which was lots of fun. People brought in some lovely photos of cats and dogs in cute costumes and accessories. We did dress up Tottie our own Home cat, but she wasn’t too amused! Our residents chose two winners which were Louie the puppy and Maggie the dog – well done all!

We also celebrated ‘National hat day’ in January and all our residents were very creative and enjoyed taking part. We couldn’t choose a winner, so treats were given to all.

Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day was on 1 February and we made lots of treats for our residents to enjoy. We also held a morning of pampering for our ladies and gents and welcomed a singer into our Home in the afternoon to entertain us all – our residents loved this and enjoyed singing and dancing along.

Chinese New Year

We celebrated Chinese New Year by making colourful lanterns and our Recreation & Well-Being team made a delicious array of pancake rolls, prawn toast, veggie dumplings and prawn crackers for residents to try, all served with sweet chilli and plum sauces. Delicious!

Singer Najwa dressed up and entertained us with her music and even taught us some Chinese words. Each of our Units also made a wonderful Chinese dragon from arts and crafts materials – they look really colourful displayed around our Home.

We have a busy month ahead with lots of interesting activities planned. We have set a date for our penpal school children to come and meet up with their penpal buddies here at Princess Christian. We will be hosting a party for them, so we are all very much looking forward to meeting them for the first time.

 

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Sylvia Bryden-Stock visits St Winifreds Care Home https://www.nellsar.com/news/sylvia-bryden-stock-visits-st-winifreds-care-home/ Thu, 07 Feb 2019 14:21:13 +0000 https://www.nellsar.com/?p=214727 We were very pleased to welcome Sylvia Bryden-Stock to St Winifreds Care Home on Tuesday 5 February, when she came to talk about her two books which describe her and her husband’s dementia journey. Her first book ‘The Rocky Road of Naughty Neurons: Our Journey with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease‘ explains the journey she and

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We were very pleased to welcome Sylvia Bryden-Stock to St Winifreds Care Home on Tuesday 5 February, when she came to talk about her two books which describe her and her husband’s dementia journey.

Her first book ‘The Rocky Road of Naughty Neurons: Our Journey with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease‘ explains the journey she and her husband took when he was diagnosed with the condition. The second ‘The Rocky Road of 24/7 Care: Sylvia’s Ups and Downs and Positive Learnings Along the Way‘ highlights the journey they embarked on when entering nursing home care.

She spent time talking to our residents and staff about her story and how she’s coped with the changes in her life.

Thank you Sylvia for taking the time to visit us, it was lovely to spend time with you and the copies of your books will be invaluable to us and our families.

Chinese New Year

Sylvia’s visit coincided with our Home’s celebration of Chinese New Year. We’ve been busy colouring ‘Year of the Pig’ pictures and making bright coloured pig ornaments to display around our Home, together with lucky envelopes containing money. We even had our very own piggy piñata!

To give a real ‘flavour’ to the day, we had a selection of Chinese nibbles on offer for our residents to try including spring rolls, sesame toast and wantons. Delicious!

 

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