28 Dec 18

Sharing is Caring at Christmas; Priests visit Windmill Care Home

The residents of Windmill Care Home were visited by priests from the Local Catholic Church, Corpus Christi in Brixton, who came to wish them all a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year.

The residents enjoy the regular visits from Father Adrian McKenna and Father Louie Kitt, which meet their spiritual needs. Everyone was delighted to have extra company at Christmas!

28 Dec 18

Christmas Grotto at Longfield Care Home

Over Christmas, staff at Longfield Care Home decorated their Music room as Santa’s Grotto. Residents, Staff and Children took turns to sit with Santa (Longfield’s Chef, Nick) and tell him their wishes for Christmas.

The build up to Christmas at Longfield was both fabulous and festive; everyone also enjoyed a Christmas Buffet, Residents Party, Carol Singing, All Saints School Nativity, Christmas Church Service, Chris Wren’s Christmas Rock and Roll Show, an outing to the Museum of Power and Hand-bell ringers.

Gina Copsey, Manager of Longfield, said “I would like to say big THANK YOU to everyone who works so hard to make the magic happen!”

21 Dec 18

Shoebox Appeal Donations at Glennfield Care Home

This week at Glennfield Care Home the staff and residents and their families have been collecting donations for the Shoe Box Appeal. A huge thank you to all who donated so generously. In total around 70 shoe boxes were put together full of surprises like perfume, soaps, sweets, and some cuddly toys and knitted baby items for the younger recipients.

The items were divided between 50 backpacks for the homeless community at the Rosmini Centre in Wisbech and the children’s ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn.

A huge thanks to all who donated who have helped to bring Christmas joy into the lives of those most in need.

21 Dec 18

Christmas fun throughout December at Glennfield Care Home

Throughout December Glennfield Care Home has enjoyed a number of Christmas events to get everybody into the Christmas spirit. Residents, staff and visitors have enjoyed a number of Christmas parties and activities. Nursery children also attended the party and the residents loved every minute. Another enjoyable day for the residents was when they got to enjoy an afternoon of Christmas Carols from some year 6 pupils from the local primary school.

This December Glennfield Care Home’s bingo afternoon raised a whopping £1000 for the resident’s comfort fund and have also managed to raise £600 at the Christmas fayer. This money will go towards creating new experiences and events for the residents in 2019.

Some of the staff at Glennfield recently took to the stage for their residents and performed a pantomime. Staff got together and created the story of Glenderella which was full of laughter and song. The residents especially loved laughing along at the two ‘ugly sisters.’ Residents thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the staff’s efforts to entertain them and look forward to what 2019 brings.

21 Dec 18

Jukebox Legends’ Peter visits Buchan House Care Home

Earlier this week Buchan House held their final festive entertainment afternoon before the big day! Buchan received a visit from their friend Peter, known as Jukebox Legends. Peter always puts a big smile on the faces of the residents and they always look forward to the next visit. Singing a medley of old-time favorites that everyone could sing along to, Peter really put everybody in a merry mood!

Another afternoon of fun has already been arranged with Peter in the new year and residents cannot wait.

21 Dec 18

Fancy Dress Christmas party at Castlebar Care Home

On Saturday 15th December the residents, visitors and staff at Castlebar Care home enjoyed some festive fun at their annual Christmas Fancy dress Party. Some families arrived dressed for the occasion including an Elf, Christmas Tree and even a couple of reindeer costumes. Some snaps of the wonderful event can be found here.

Both families and residents enjoyed dancing the afternoon away with the amazing performer, Michael Peters singing some Christmas carols and a mixture of classic songs. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves and spending time together. During the afternoon the best dressed adult, child, and residents were entered into special raffle. The usual annual Christmas raffle was drawn at 5pm containing a wonderful selection of gifts donated from local communities within Sydenham.  Included in the draw was a fruit hamper, fresh meat hamper , wine hamper and many more gifts. All money raised goes towards the resident’s comfort fund to host many more fun events for the residents in 2019.


20 Dec 18

Card Making for Christmas at Windmill Lodge

This week at Windmill Lodge Care Home residents in the dementia unit took great delight in designing and creating Christmas cards for their loved ones. Arts and crafts are especially beneficial for those living with dementia as it provides mental stimulation and can be very therapeutic.

Trevor is showcasing his masterpiece with a big grin, he commented on how much he enjoyed the afternoon and looks forward to future activities.

20 Dec 18

Foodbank donations for Christmas at Excelcare Head Office

This week at Excelcare Head Office staff have been busy collecting  a selection donations for The Bromley Borough Foodbank. The Bromley Borough Foodbank supply three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are in crisis, combating poverty and hunger across the UK. More information can be found on their website.

These items could include food, drinks, toiletries and any other long lasting essentials. Donations from Head Office have been shipped off to support those most in need during this festive season.

20 Dec 18

Huntingdon Ukulele Group visit Hunters Down Care Home

Throughout December Hunters Down Care Home’s activity schedule has been jam packed with a variety of wonderful music events. So far the residents have enjoyed going to the Mayors Christmas Party, visits from three School Choirs, Wyton & Brampton Military Wives Choir, and on 19th December the Church Choir and Huntingdon Ukulele Group.

Excelcare recognises the  importance of residents having the opportunity to create more special memories, while having the chance to reminisce on old ones – especially at this time of year.

Still to come is Cromwell’s House Christmas party, Voices of Oldhurst, a visit from Father Christmas, the annual Christmas raffle Draw and finally New Years Eve Parties. Residents have commented on how much they enjoy celebrating the festive season and look forward to the events coming up.

Check out the Facebook page here to see some of the events.

20 Dec 18

The Golden Girls take the stage at Goldenley Care Home

On Friday 14th December some of the staff at Goldenley performed as ‘The Golden Girls’. They put on a Christmas show for their residents, staff and visitors.

The show was jam packed with all the old time favourites and finished off with a selection of Christmas songs to get everyone in the festive spirit.

Residents thoroughly enjoyed the performance and loved seeing the staff taking the stage for them to have a giggle!

Click here to take a look.