Tag: Lime Court

12 Sep 19

Residents of Lime Court get crafty for national day

Lime Court Care Home have been busy working on an arts project throughout August and September with arts and crafts organisation, Creative Mojo.

A group of people that live at Lime Court are rolling up their sleeves, taking out their paintbrushes and creating some colourful pieces of art. The hard work is all for the lead up to National Arts in Care Homes Day, which falls on 24th September each year. The day is organised by the National Activity Provider Association (NAPA) and Creative Mojo are working with many care providers to make the day a success. It’s a collaborative project with residents of care homes right across the country.

This year’s theme is Gardens Around The World, and over the weeks has been broken down into four different gardens across the globe. Most recently the people at Lime Court painted plants, flowers and vases with a Moroccan vibe. The home’s Lifestyle Coordinator, Sarah Meachen, said, ‘We really love our sessions with Creative Mojo. As everyone can join in, however big or small their contribution, they are always part of the finished piece.”

“It’s very much a casual social occasion, where we can gather together to have a chat, and it’s such a therapeutic feeling for people using paint strokes to create something beautiful.”

Alongside Lime Court, three other Excelcare Homes are busy in the background creating their own masterpieces ready for showcasing on the national day. Watch this space for more news on the event! In the meantime, you can read more about the Arts in Care Homes here.

13 Jan 14

Centenarian Elsie has used her 100 years well

A former apple picker has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Else Jefferies marked her centenary on Saturday with a visit from family and a birthday tea at Lime Court Care Centre, in Dovercourt.

Born on January 4, 1914, Elsie grew up in a little house in Parkeston.

She went to school in the village before starting work, aged 18, in the refreshment rooms on the railways at various stations.

In her spare time, she used to enjoy going to the dances at the Army Garrison, which is where she met her future husband, Corporal Roger Jefferies.

They married at Parkeston Church and moved to the army quarters at Colchester Garrison.

Elsie continued to work until 1942 when their first Child, Patricia was born.

When her husband was posted to Gibraltar they moved and continued travelling with the army, returning at the end of his service with a second child, Roger.

The family settled in Ramsey and after the children had grown up, Elsie went back to work on the land, harvesting potatoes and apple picking.

She moved to Lime Court Care Centre in 2004.

Sarah Meachen, activities coordinator at Lime Court, said: “Elsie has been here ten years and she has been a pleasure to have around.

“She is liked by all the care staff.

“She loves to be pampered, to have her hair and nails done.

“It’s always nice to be able to celebrate a 100th birthday with a resident and to see them receive their card from the Queen.”

21 Oct 13

Lime Court’s Coffee Morning

Lime Court Getting Together

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