The FieldingsWe had a pamper session in the home with one of our lovely residents enjoying a wash and blow dry. We then helped her to plait her hair to stay cool in the hot weather!
RiverswayWe had Frank, the lovely white bunny in to visit the residents! Everyone just loves Frank and all the cuddles they got from him! A big thank you to Milly for bringing him in to see us again.
OakdeneWe joined the 5,000 at Party on the Market last week. There was so much live music from The Greatest Showman, a Robbie Williams tribute to a 60s throwback session with ABBA tribute singing Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen before headliner Gareth Gates took to the stage to perform his number-one singles Spirit in the Sky and Anyone of Us. It was such a fantastic day out, everyone had a brilliant time!
Lutterworth Country HouseWe hope everyone had been enjoyed the lovely sunny weather. Over here we have been enjoying some time in the garden soaking in the sun and keeping cool in our paddling pool!
A massive Well Done to the staff for their prompt action when a fire broke out next to the Home this weekend.
The staff all acted professionally and used their training to support Residents out of the building safely.
We are also very grateful for the invaluable support provided by the local community.
Neighbours were quick to help, escorting Residents, providing refreshments and generally helping to be with our Residents while the fire was brought under control. Donna, (Manager of River Meadows) would like her staff team and their wonderful neighbours to know that they are all OUTSTANDING.
“Not been here very long, came from hospital. Have found staff, care and communication excellent. Very caring and attentive staff who take time to spend with Mum. Mum has settled in well and we feel assured she is being well looked after.”
The Old RectoryA massive Happy Birthday to Bertha who turned 109 last week! Bertha is the eldest person in Lincolnshire and the 36th eldest in the world! What an achievement, Happy Birthday, Bertha!
WoodlandsWe took a trip over to Rutland Water to enjoy the sunshine! It was a lovely hot day and the breeze coming off the lake was wonderful!
OakdeneWe had a fantastic afternoon at the bowling alley. After a few rounds, we headed to the arcades to try the games available. The 2p slots are always a lot of fun!
RiverswayLesley enjoyed his weekly trip out. We popped up to Kingswood to see his friends in his local café followed by some shopping.
The FieldingsWe had a lovely afternoon out watching a Gary Barlow tribute act.
“My mum has been at the care home a week and she is receiving the best care. The management and care staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble. Mum is very happy and loves all the staff at the home.”
RiverswayBridget enjoyed watering the garden with Lisa. As they looked at all the beautiful flowers around the grounds, Bridget spoke about how her dad was a gardener when he lived in Ireland. She said she must be like her dad as she loves being outside and pottering around doing gardening.
OakdeneWe decided to enjoy the nice weather in a beer garden. We had a cheeky paint with an ice cream Sunday in the sunshine, and it was fantastic!
WoodlandsWe had a wonderful afternoon here at Woodlands playing some indoor Skittles! Things started nice and calm, but by the end, these two gentlemen were getting quite competitive with one another! They are looking forward to the next round!
WoodlandsA massive well done to the whole team on scoring a 98% in the recent infection control inspection. This is a huge achievement, you should all be so proud of the result!
Old Station CloseMason had the most amazing time last Sunday at the Capital One Summertime Ball in London. He got to see lots of his favourite artists perform live and was given VIP treatment for the day. A big thank you to Paige and Carrie for supporting Maon and ensuring he had such a great day.
“I find Oakdene Care Centre good in every aspect. Staff go out of their way to help and support residents and their relatives. Always clean, and the food is very good – I have tried it myself. They make you feel at home and welcome you.”
RiverswayWe welcomed back Jenny and Terry once again for their amazing Ballroom Dancing performance. Everybody enjoyed watching them dance gracefully around the lounge with a few residents getting up and having a dance as well!
Chamberline CourtIt has been Alan’s dream to get his wife, Marion, out of bed to play the piano again. After 2 years, it finally happened! They have had a lovely morning, albeit a little emotional for Alan.
“Very pleased with how the bedrooms have been done and how helpful the staff are.”
WoodlandsWe had an afternoon BBQ here at Woodlands with homemade burgers, homemade chicken skewers, a refreshing salad and drinks. It was a beautiful summer BBQ for all our residents who enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the garden lounge for shade.
RiverswayIt’s been very warm recently so we decided to make our own delicious ice cream. Once set, we made ice cream sundaes, they were delicious.
OakdeneOver the weekend, we enjoyed a spot of lunch at our local. It is always such good grub, and we all enjoyed a nice cold dessert to help combat the heat.
“Overall through exceptional setbacks as with Covid, I feel Netherlands has provided an excellent service. due to the patience of the staff, my sister has grown and improved.”
RiverswayWe welcomed back Shannon once again! We think she has a beautiful voice and enjoyed her singing lots of old songs.
OakdeneWe have been enjoying a mix of activities around the home recently. Some group sessions in the garden, to make the most of the sun whilst it is here and some calmer inside sessions for those who don’t want to be in the heat.
“My mum has been supported and cared for since the moment she arrived. I know that she is well looked after and safe which makes me happy.
I look forward to my visits to see her and always feel welcome and involved in her care.
Thank you all..”