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Archive for July, 2015

Upcoming Events….

The following is a list of up coming events at the care home

Thursday 30th July – Big Summer party with live singer
Monday 3rd August – Church service
Tuesday 11th August – Holistic Pampering Day
Tuesday 11th August – Special Birthday Party with live singer
Thursday 20th August – Special live singer on Forget Me not Unit.
Tuesday 25th August – Holistic Pampering Day
Friday 28th August – Coffee Morning and Bon Marche

The regular weekly classes will continue as normal in September
These include :-
Tai Chi on Thursday mornings,
Gardening classes on Monday afternoon,
Memory Book on Wednesday afternoon,
Dance on Wednesday morning,
Sing Myself Happy Class on Thursday afternoon.

Other events for your diary.
X factor Finalist singer Alan Turner will return and do a live performance on Friday 9th October at the care home.
War time Songs on Friday 6th November on Remembrance weekend by a live singer.
Xmas Fare on Friday 4th December
Xmas Carol service on Monday 7th December
Xmas Puppet show on Friday 11th December
Xmas Party on Friday 18th December
Johnny Evans live singer on Wednesday 30th December

Nearly three-quarters of residents feel happier and less isolated after moving to a care home

Nearly three-quarters of residents feel happier and less isolated after moving to a care home

Article By: Sue Learner, News Editor

Seventy-four per cent of residents feel happier or just as happy and experience less isolation after moving to a care home, according to a new survey.
The research carried out by Hallmark Care Homes found 89 per cent of residents take part in a social activity at least once a week compared to before joining the care home.

Twenty-three per cent of people surveyed said that their relative or friend lived with a partner before they moved into a care home. Fifty-nine per cent had been living alone for over five years prior to their move.

Avnish Goyal, managing director for Hallmark Care Homes and chair of Care England said: “It is widely recognised that social isolation is a growing issue among older people. This is a problem which is likely to develop as time goes by given our aging population and the constraints on the social care budget.

“Our research shows that those living within our communities of care benefit from regular social interaction and take the opportunity to join planned activities, thereby enhancing their quality of life and increasing their levels of happiness.”

He added: “However, it is important to stress that the approach to social activity should be centred on the individual resident and their preferences which is why we make great efforts to find out as much about our residents as we can prior to moving in using our ‘About Me’ booklet which gives us insight into the social activities that they might enjoy.”

Alfresco dining At Vicarage Court Care Home

The residents have been enjoying the warm weather. The care home is blessed with 2 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and large courtyards and balcony areas, which the residents have been enjoying.  There have been lots of extra drinks, choc ices and ice lollies enjoyed.

Due to the very warm weather, the residents on the “Forget Me Not Unit” were given the option of having their formal dining Alfresco style, which some of them took up the option… are below…..

Alfresco dining


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