Everyone in our Ilkeston homes enjoyed Easter so much that we thought we would have a go at making our own Easter Eggs. As we had spare chocolate we thought we would make a cheese cake as well. Well, as you can see from these Coppice & Oakside pictures, the results looked pretty good….and tasted even better!
Unfortunately our last day of the cruise. This week we visited France and celebrated with a huge breakfast. Our residents really loved picking their own breakfast, full English, pancakes, croissants, fresh fruit was just a few things that was on offer. Then today we finished the cruise with Las Vegas – yes we know it’s in the desert, this is a virtual cruise! Elvis was in the building and everyone had the chance to get glammed up and have a photo on the red carpet. We enjoyed homemade burgers and casino style games with huge poker chips A fantastic week has been had by all residents and staff.
.Brilliant cruise so far! Last week we visited Greece – we had fresh chicken kebab with feta cheese and homemade mint yogurt. Tuesday we found ourselves in Italy and we had a beach photo shoot with all our residents ….and of course pizza and pasta, then onto…. Hawaii, complete with banana split, cocktail, music and water fight. We are having lots of fun and everyone is so happy to be able to get outside in the sun
Our lovely residents really enjoyed watching the Grand National together on Saturday. They picked their horses themselves from a lucky dip envelope and cheered them on throughout the race. Prizes were given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd along with a rosette. Andrea won first prize! Well done everybody.
It was with great sadness that all of us at United Health learnt of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip this week. All of our residents have lived through the same times as he did, and have seen his extraordinary contribution to the nation and the support he showed to the Queen for over seven decades.
He will rightly be remembered for having promoted important causes, such as wildlife and climate issues, way ahead of his time. His steadfastness and calmness at times of crisis are well known and he will be missed by the whole country. Our deepest sympathies go to his family at this time and we are sure that all our homes will be reflecting on their own memories of his service and achievements over the coming days.
It was a fun weekend at Churchview & Larklands as the Eater bunny paid a visit on Sunday. Our residents loved the experience of a 7ft dancing bunny appearing at the door! Each resident picked their egg out of the bunny’s basket and spent the afternoon indulging themselves ….and why not!
An Eggsellent day was had at Churchview on Good Friday. Our very rehearsed (not) pantomime of the Ugly Duckling, starring our very own staff members was a major success. Residents thrived on the atmosphere and were joining in with clapping, singing and even “oh no there is/isn’t’. They also loved donning some of our costume props. Everyone then enjoyed an Easter nest treat with ice cream and syrups. Jolly good day had by all.
This is a phrase often used, but is really important to each of our residents. We have communication books in the home with each resident having their own person centred book. This ensures we are meeting each individuals needs and gives them independence as they can choose what they would like to do. In the weeks coming we are adding more books and different personalised communication methods so we can be absolutely sure we are meeting everyone’s individual needs.
Here at Churchview & Larlands we have been busy preparing for our upcoming virtual cruise. Monday through to Friday we will be visiting Greece, Italy, Hawaii, France and Las Vegas. Yes we know Vegas is in the middle of the desert, but hey its a virtual cruise and we can go anywhere! Each day will be themed with games, food and drinks. Residents are really looking forward to ‘getting out of the house’….well aren’t we all….wish us Bon Voyage! Where would you go on a cruise if you could right now?
We had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch on Sunday accompanied by red wine (went down a treat). Then in the afternoon the ladies relaxed with edible face masks, a choice of chocolate, banana or honey and oatmeal. Even some of our gents joined in whilst they watched an action packed movie. Our lovely residents found the experience hilarious – whilst others weren’t so sure…but it was an interesting sensory experience for everyone. We hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day and had as much fun as we did.