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Archive for May, 2014

Bank Holiday Party pics!!

The residents in the Dementia unit had a bank holiday party at the beginning of May. Staff came specially in and enjoyed the day dancing with the residents. Below are some pics.

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New Additions to the Dementia Unit

We have made some new additions to the dementia unit to keep residents stimulated and happy. These include a new fish tank in addition to the one upstairs. We have our first fish which the staff have named “fish & chips”.


We have a new juke box for the residents, which plays their favourite tracks. The residents love the colours it has.



Dignity in Care Week

Starting from Monday the Staff at the Vicarage Court care home will be holding a dignity week. This has been organised by Janet (activities co-ordinator) and the Dignity Champions from the staff. Below is the breakdown of the Events.

Monday – 10.30am (Dementia Unit) – Vintage Academy Entertainment and Drama Group.

Afternoon – Cheese & Wine Session for all residents.

Tuesday –  Special Therapies from Maria. These include Bowen therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, massage & Reiki. These will be done in the morning on the residential and nursing unit. Then in the afternoon on the Dementia Unit.

Wednesday – Hairdressor & manicures of the residential unit.

Thursday – Hairdressor & manicures of the dementia unit. Then there will a special Entertainment Drama Group for the residential unit from 1.30pm.

Friday – Coffee Morning for all staff, residents and family. This will be followed by One to one activities with the residents.

Everyone is welcome to come and participate in Dignity in care week.


In addition, staff are doing dignity challenges to improve how they interact with residents while providing care so that the staff always work to best practice. This includes feeding sessions for staff who are blindfolded, so that they know how a visually impaired residents feels when eating. Staff being hoisted in slings and many other special challenges.


Residents have made a dignity display board which is pictured below.

For more information or to get involved, please ring the home.


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St Georges Day

The residents celebrated St Georges day. Saint George’s Day is the feast day of Saint George and the National Day for England, although it is not an official national holiday in England. It is celebrated by various Christian churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint. Saint George’s Day is celebrated on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of Saint George’s death in AD 303.

The residents in all units did artwork on St George and shared songs. The patriotic spirit was very evident. It was a good experience for the residents to use their artwork skills.


Residents commemorate Anzac day

The residents at the Vicarage Court Care home commemorated Anzac Day on Friday 25th April. As many of you know we have an Austrailian connection. The home had Austrailian flags and bunting. The residents enjoy a special Austrailian themed menu with special pies and cakes.

Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage and sacrifice, continues to have meaning today.

Aswell as Australians, many other nations sacrificed for freedom during the World Wars, including 135,000 Sikhs who died fighting in both wars.




Videos From the Easter party!!!

Below are first of a number of video clips from the Easter Party….

The residents really enjoyed the party and got dancing….


Just want to dance the night away……

Acky Breaky Heart….

You Never Walk Alone…….












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