Well not exactly the woods but certainly Coppice & Oakside’s back garden – you’ll be sure of a big surprise.For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain, Because today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic!And as July is National Picnic Month we made the most of the sun when it came out and helped our teddy bears to have a picnic. Homemade cheese and fruit pastries along with a frog watermelon smoothie all west down a treat.The little teddy bears had a lovely picnic time!
Well done England. Our residents really enjoyed watching the game, We had a buffet , lots of fun and needless to say everyone was really happy with the result. We can’t wait for the final on Sunday – what’s your prediction? Will it be coming home??
At Coppice and Oakside we love an excuse for a party. So on Saturday the 12th we got the front of the house decorated street party style to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. We had fish and chips in newspaper, lots of music and laughs. The best part was the home made crowns that turned our lovely residents into Kings and Queens – which they thoroughly enjoyed!
Our three Ilkeston homes have all been supporting Hydration Week. It is a very important part of the care that we deliver on a daily basis for us to make sure our residents are properly hydrated at all times – particularly in the hot weather. We try many ways to do this – sometimes thinking outside the box. Last week we got a great donation from Morrisons of drinks varieties – so a big thank you to them for supporting our efforts.
At United Health we care for people across the East Midlands. We do this around the clock, across a number of different care categories, through teams of professional and dedicated staff members. As a professional company we understand how difficult delivering great care can be. For some 6.5 million carers across the UK this task is done without pay, often supporting a family member or friend who has a disability or illness.
We want to draw attention to all those carers across the East Midlands in particular, who give of themselves selflessly day in and day out. Which is why we want to draw your attention to Carers Week. The week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. The impact of caring on someone’s health and well-being should not be underestimated this Carers week.
We want to publicly recognise the fantastic work these carers do and to offer our support for Carers Week across the East Midlands and the rest of the country.
Well we waited long enough didn’t we, but finally the sun has come out and our lovely residents at Coppice & Oakside were determined to make the most of it. Pizza in the garden was the order fo the day along with some fake tattoos, music and lots of laughs. A lovely day enjoyed by all.
We cannot remember a time when people’s Mental Health was at the forefront of national discussion as it is now. The pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for good mental health for everyone, and how fragile our mental health can be be given unforeseen changes and pressures in our lives.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the Week.
The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.The Week is open to everyone. It is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it. This year the focus of the week is on nature and how it can improve our mental health.
Our lovely resident Alan celebrated his 60th Birthday this week and what a day he had. He received loads of cards and gifts and loved his balloons. To top it off our kitchen made him a lovely cake, which was eaten pretty quickly. We had some music in the garden as well, where everyone had a sing along. A lovely Birthday, thoroughly enjoyed.
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!
The sun shone, spirits were high and we all enjoyed ourselves as everyone here at Coppice & Oakside celebrated St George’s Day. We has a BBQ and mocktails and lots of music – plenty of fun in the sun!