29 Nov 18

Buchan House Care Home Attend St. John’s School Christmas Party

Staff and residents from Buchan House Care Home attended the Annual St. John’s School Christmas Party.

The residents each received a lovely gift from the children, and even enjoyed some Baileys! One too many Mince Pies were had as everyone enjoyed passing the time, chatting and reminiscing about Christmas traditions gone by.

29 Nov 18

Westport Attends Chatter Chamber Evening

On Tuesday 27th November, staff and residents from Westport Care Home attended ‘Chatter Chamber’ this week; the format involves sharing a meal with a table of ten people from the community. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, the atmosphere and the people. Conversation was flowing and new friends were made. It was clear to everyone that this positive community event is something that people at the care home definitely want to be invoved with.

Chatter Chamber was conceived by James Peachey, a self styled philosophical stunt maker. There was an expert “Chatterer” to lead the conversation, and provide some creative interludes, throwing in some topics and questions to lead the conversation, intermixed with the topic of the night. The topic for this event will explore the meaning of “recognition” by looking at the contributions made from the World War One efforts. A historian gave an overview of the significance the Labour Corps had to winning the war, and to the lives and cultures experienced and lived today.

“We believe that to create positive community change, we need to understand and care for everyone in it. The best way to do that is to have a meal together!” – Denise Marks, Westport Care Home

 

29 Nov 18

Christmas ‘Make It’ Day at Glennfield with Meadowgate School

Residents and staff members at Glennfield Care Home were joined by volunteers from Meadowgate, a local school for their Christmas ‘Make It’ Day!

Everyone had a marvellous day making lots of different Christmas creations and decorations, all of which are now proudly on display in the home for all of their visitors to see!

 

28 Nov 18

Excelcare Staff Appreciation Day

Our first ever Excelcare Staff Appreciation Day took place on Tuesday 27th November!

Staff across the group enjoyed Charlie & The Chocolate Factory themed sweet treats and surprises to remind them just how special they are, and to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ for the Excel-lent work they do!

Click here to read all about how the day unfolded for the Excelcare family!

27 Nov 18

Elvis Pays a Surprise Visit to Abbot Care Home

The residents at Abbot Care Home had been chatting for a while about their favourite singers, and it was obvious to the staff team that the overall favourite was Elvis Presley!

The staff organised for ‘Elvis’ to visit the home and entertain the residents and their families with his classic songs. Everyone was surprised when Elvis entered the building! One resident, June, was given a rose by Elvis. June had been going through a difficult time, she said “It has so cheered me up, I have lost my husband but Elvis has made me so happy.”

27 Nov 18

Longfield Care Home Dress Up for Children In Need

To mark Children in Need this year, Longfield Care Home joined the Excelcare family in dressing up in their pyjamas for the day to raise money for the good cause! Paula Clarke, Longfield’s Lifestyle Coordinator walked to work in her tiger onesie and Gina Copsey, the Home Manager joined in as a penguin!

 

26 Nov 18

Singing and Dancing at Goldenley Care Home

Residents at Goldenley Care Home enjoyed a wonderful performance from local singer Clare Martin, who entertained them by singing a variety of songs from 60’s to country music, including a fantastic rendition of Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’! Everyone enjoyed singing along and dancing the morning away with Clare and hope to see her again soon!

26 Nov 18

Brother and Sister Reunited at Windmill Lodge

It was a very special day for Florence, a resident at Windmill Lodge Care Home, who wasn’t aware that a wonderful surprised had been planned for her!

Florence was visited by her brother Eric last week, who she had not seen for many years, and she was overwhelmed with joy to see him again when he walked through the door to her bedside. The staff at Windmill Lodge said “It was a thing of gladness for those of us who were there to witness this reunion of our lovely 98yr old who has been longing to see her brother.”

23 Nov 18

Banjo Music at Buchan House

Yesterday, Buchan House residents enjoyed an afternoon of music with The Banjo Man! Sean has visited the home before and always puts on a great show. The residents and staff all loved the music and look forward to Sean’s next visit!

23 Nov 18

Rheola Care Home Residents Enjoy “Jukebox Legends”

Yesterday, Rheola Care Home was visited by Peter from Jukebox Legends.  He often visits the home and is a massive hit with everyone, including the staff! He always gets everybody involved, and the residents and staff loved singing and dancing along.