18 Dec 18

A day of Christmas baking fun at Lime Court Care Home

Last week at Lime Court Care Home residents spent Christmas Jumper Day baking and decorating some treats. To continue the theme of the day, residents decorated their very own shortbread jumpers. Residents enjoyed baking the shortbread and picking the decorations to make their sweet treat their own.

Residents commented on how much they enjoyed the afternoon, especially when they got to eat the yummy treats they had created!

Click here to see some of their creations.

18 Dec 18

Robert celebrates his birthday at Sherrell House Care Home

At Sherrell House, Essex staff are often hosting birthday parties for residents, this time it was Robert’s turn! Robert was joined by his wife and enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment with Chris Wren. Everybody at Sherrell House took part in having a little sing and dance. While Robert was cutting his cake the residents and staff joined together to sing him Happy Birthday, which he really enjoyed.

He thanked everybody for attending the afternoon and said it was a very memorable one.

A big Happy Birthday to Robert from all at Excelcare!!

18 Dec 18

Primrose Croft residents enjoy their Christmas Party

On Monday 17th December, Primrose Croft Care Home held it’s annual Christmas Party. The residents enjoyed a day full of entertainment provided by Ryan who sang and danced with them. A selection of Christmas songs and carols were enjoyed through the afternoon. Ryan even managed to get some of the staff and residents to do the conga around the dining room!

A lovely buffet was provided for residents and their families. All of the fun was topped off by a surprise visit by Santa who delivered a small gift for everybody. Take a look at some of the pictures from the party here.

The residents commented that they very much enjoyed the party and look forward to future events.

 

 

17 Dec 18

Wild Science visits the residents of Buchan House Care Home

Last week Buchan House were visited by one of their friends from Wild Science, Isaac. He brought along some furry (and not so furry) friends for the residents to meet. Isaac has been attending Buchan House for over a year now and residents and their families always look forward to seeing which creatures he will bring along. Residents and staff are always particularly excited to see the soft and cuddly creatures that Isaac brings along, this time there was Charlie the Chinchilla, a species many of the residents had not heard of.

The residents were feeling remarkably brave and most of them happily held a gecko, millipede and even a snake without even a second thought! Click here to see some of our residents with the animals.

Residents, their families and staff of Buchan House are already looking forward to Isaac’s next visit coming up in the new year.

17 Dec 18

Pupils of three Primary Schools visit Lime Court Care Home

During the festive season residents of Lime Court Care Home have been lucky enough to receive visits from three local Primary Schools. Residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed the visits from the pupils of Spring Meadow Primary, Mayflower Primary and St Joseph’s Primary School. The pupils from each of the schools spend time entertaining the residents with a range of Christmas songs and carols, performances that the residents thoroughly enjoyed. The children stayed to chat for a while after having a sing and dance.

A big thank you to all of the pupils who attended, the residents commented on how much they enjoyed the time spent with the younger generation.

17 Dec 18

Excelcare’s Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

Last Friday was Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day and at Excelcare everybody was getting involved. Staff from many of Excelcare’s homes changed into something more cozy and festive. They got into the Christmas spirit of giving and made a donation to the charity, raising money for young people most in need this Christmas.  Click the Home name below to be see their Facebook page and all of their wonderful jumpers.

Brook

Buchan

Etheldred

Hunters Down

Rheola

Abbot

Lime Court

Neath Hill

Windmill

Water Hall

Head Office

14 Dec 18

Head Office Competition Winners

Each year at Excelcare Head Office a competition is set for the best decorated department! Every year each department competes for the title of ‘best decorated office’! However, this year there were more challenges added to the competition using this year’s theme, ‘The Naughty Elves’.

The first challenge was to decorate each office space with lots of sparkle and Christmas cheer. Secondly, the teams were challenged to showcase what their naughty elves had been up to in the form of photographs, poems and drawings. Lastly each team was to collect items for Bromley Borough Food-bank. These items could include food, drinks, toiletries and any other long lasting essentials. Judging took place for each department today and we are very excited to announce Our HR and IT departments as our tied winners! Congratulations to you all!

Head Office has also been looking extra festive and colourful today, with our staff wearing their Christmas jumpers to work in order to raise money for Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day.

Thank you and well done to all who took part and got into the Christmas spirit!

14 Dec 18

Elvis Presley visits the residents of Buchan House Care Home

This week at Buchan House Care Home the resident’s favorite regular, Elvis Presley visited. Elvis has been a firm favorite with all at Buchan House since he started visiting, but the ladies are always especially excited for his arrival! Elvis spent the afternoon entertaining the crowd, kissing the hands of the ladies and even managed to get the gents to sing along too.

Everyone commented on his fabulous, blue jumpsuit which matched very well with Elvis’ famous Christmas hit. One thing Excelcare’s residents won’t be having this year is a blue, blue Christmas with lots of fun festivities still in store.

13 Dec 18

Christmas Carols with choirs at Sherrell House Care Home

Earlier this week at Sherrell House care home the residents were visited by Gracelife London Choir who sang us a selection of Christmas carols. The residents enjoyed a range of festive tunes and sang merrily along with the choir, who can be seen here

The fun did not stop there for the residents as they were also visited by St Winifred Church Choir a couple of days later. The Church also performed a number of Christmas songs and also told the Christmas Story, which residents really enjoyed. The members of St Winifred Church then spent the rest of the afternoon chatting to the residents over mince pies and a nice cup of tea.

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the chance to interact with the visitors and are looking forward to future performances!

13 Dec 18

Morrison’s donate sweet treats for Lime Court’s Christmas Party

This week at Lime Court Care Home a gift of two hampers containing sweet treats for the Christmas party was received. Morrison’s Harwich have kindly donated lots of mince pies and sweet treats for the residents to enjoy. The residents’ party is being held on December 21st and they cannot wait to celebrate and tuck in!

The residents were overjoyed with the lovely gesture, a big thank you to the staff of Morrison’s for arranging and delivering the gift.