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A Week at PrimeLife; 29th March – 4th April 2021

Welcome to a week at PrimeLife!

Monday 29th March

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

“Some of our lovely ladies at Riversway have been busy today doing some spring daffodil paintings! Everyone really enjoyed painting and the chats we had. The residents also had a well-deserved cup of tea and of course some cake afterward ???”

St Oggs in Morton 

“Happy Retirement to Chris Keeley!

Chris Keeley, of St Ogg’s in Gainsborough, spent her last day as a Prime Life Registered Manager on Friday. Chris who has worked for Prime Life since 2004, started as a Care Assistant when the company took over Trentside Care, who Chris had already worked for 3 years. Chris has worked tirelessly through her time with Prime Life, taking on her management position in 2011 and has been a consistent figurehead at St Oggs ever since.

To mark this momentous occasion our Chairman, Peter Van Herrewege thanked Chris for her years of service in a socially distanced visit to the home last week. Chris received flowers from James Wood, Managing Director and Jane Ginnelly, Regional Director to thank her for her years of service and the contribution that she has made to the home. In true Chris style, her last day was spent with residents and her staff team. A buffet lunch was enjoyed during the day with a Chinese meal at night so that everyone could be included.

Chris hopes to be enjoying a Japanese Cruising holiday now that she has retired, although COVID-19 restrictions will dictate when this can actually happen! Chris thought that it was quite ironic that she managed to fit in her last COVID vaccination on her last day, but as she is planning to come back and work some shifts on the bank so it will come in very handy. Chris said that she was looking forward to, “never setting her alarm again!” and is very much looking forward to having a long holiday.

We wish Chris a very happy and healthy retirement, she will be missed. Thank you from everyone at Prime Life for being part of the family for so long.”

Stoneygate Road in Leicester

“Stoneygate Road in Leicester celebrated a resident’s birthday last week! The residents had a lovely cake, and delicious meal, that he requested for his birthday! We hope you had a lovely day ?”

Tuesday 30th March

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

“We recently made these delicious chocolate, raisin and pretzel bites at Riversway! They were so tasty and lots of the residents and staff enjoyed them! Well done to the residents for all that hard work bashing the pretzels ? ?”

Woodville Residential Care Home in Swadlincote

“A big well done to Woodville Residential Care Home in Swadlincote for improving their Food Hygiene rating, and now have the maximum rating of 5 stars!

A shout-out to Maureen and the staff team for working so hard towards this! Here’s a picture of Jess, one of Woodville’s staff members who helps out as a kitchen assistant? ?”

Meadow View in Alcester

“Happy Birthday Brian!?

Brian, at Meadow View in Alcester, celebrated his birthday recently. We hope you had a fantastic day ?”

Wednesday 31st March

Ashlands in Leicester

“A huge shout-out to the team at Ashlands in Leicester for this lovely review they had on! Thank you for going above and beyond ??

“My mum went into Ashlands in August 2020; she always said that she didn’t want to go into a care home, but unfortunately, she had to go in as she could no longer cope alone at home. She was able to take a few personal items from her home with her, so her room looks familiar. When we visit, she will ask if she is staying here as she loves it, as all the staff are very friendly. Mum is treated like family, she has put weight on, as the food is lovely, she tells us.”

Chamberlaine Court in Bedworth

“Chamberlaine Court received an incredible donation of 65 Easter eggs from the Bedworth Food Bank! A big thank you to everyone involved for this generous donation! ??”

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

We had so much fun playing “match the saying”. The residents worked together and had such a laugh! We will definitely be playing this game again in the future?”

Kirklees in Grimsby

“The residents at Kirklees in Grimsby have been enjoying the mini heatwave we’re having, by playing games in the garden with Nigel ??”

Thursday 1st April

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

“We made this delicious Biscoff cream pie, that everyone enjoyed with a lovely cup of tea ?”

Lutterworth Country House in Lutterworth

“Lutterworth Country House in Lutterworth have been getting ready for Easter with some colouring ?”

Friday 2nd April

Springhill Care Home in Accrington

“A huge well done to Springhill Care Home for this lovely review they received on! A big shout-out to the incredible staff team there ??

“My mother resided at Springhill for 13-months. She was treated with the utmost respect, treated with dignity and compassion. The staff were a wonderful team, providing support and reassurance towards my mother and family. The staff were extremely professional. My mother was kept clean, her personal care was first class, ensuring no breakdowns on her skin.”

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

“It’s Good Friday!

We’ve added our amazing Easter decorations for an Easter theme to our dresser, and we’re slightly biased, but we think it looks fabulous! ??”

Holmes Court in Leicester

“Primelife is supporting the Government’s vaccination programme.

Pat a resident at Holmes Court in Leicester was proud to have had her 2nd vaccination on the 22nd of March. Pat said, “I was very excited when they came, I had my arm out ready for them”. Pat continued to say that she was “excited because it protects me from the virus and I’ll be able to see my daughter more often in my bedroom, which makes me feel very nice.”

Arlene a staff member at Springhill care home in Accrington was proud to be having her 2nd vaccination on the 18th of March. Arlene said, “I was really pleased to receive the vaccine.”

Remember if you work in Primelife and haven’t had your vaccination yet, you can still book to get one using the National Booking System on…/coronavi…/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.

If you want to know more about the COVID-19 vaccination you can play the Primelife interactive digital game CoronaBee or go to to find out more.”

Chamberlaine Court in Bedworth

“Chamberlaine Court in Bedworth, did some gardening at the beginning of the week, and made sure to enjoy the sunshine after their hard work ??”

Meadow View in Alcester

“A BIG thank you to the Year 4 class at St Nicholas Primary School in Alcester, for making these beautiful, heart-melting Easter cards for Meadow View’s residents! They put a big smile on everyone’s face ?”

Saturday 3rd April

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

“We made Easter bonnets, and they look fantastic! We put names in a hat to pick the winner because we just couldn’t decide (they’re all winners in our eyes!) The winner had a big box of chocolates ??”

Meadow View in Alcester

“Meadow View in Alcester, had a wonderful surprise donation of Easter eggs from a resident’s family! ?

Thank you for this lovely gesture!”

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

“The residents really enjoyed making these Easter-themed cakes. We had lots of singing, chatting, and laughing while we were baking, and then once that was done we all had a delicious slice with some tea ?”

Sunday 4th April

Peaker Park Care Village in Market Harborough 

“A big well done, and shout-out to Alison and the staff team at Peaker Park Care Village in Market Harborough for being incredible, and working hard to support residents. Take a look at this lovely review they received on

“I am so grateful that both of my parents are safe, well cared for and living in the same care home. My parents both have dementia and were moved to Peaker Park from hospitals in May and July 2020 for their own safety, as living independently was no longer appropriate.

The last year has been a most traumatic time with regards to my parents’ health and the pandemic restrictions that have been in place making it nearly impossible for me to support my parents in the way I would have wanted to. The staff that look after my parents have been very understanding, approachable, friendly and helpful and on the few times I have been able to visit, clearly care with compassion and dedication.

I have not had the opportunity to look around the home or experience any of the activities but we love seeing photographs on the dedicated Facebook page and try to arrange video calls with support from staff which is very reassuring. My mum always tells us ‘they are wonderful workers’ which says it all. Thank you.”

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

“Happy Easter Sunday!

We got crafty for Easter! We made some sheep, that were incredibly fun to make, while we had some tea and apple pies ??”

Lutterworth Country House in Lutterworth

“Happy Easter Sunday!

Lutterworth Country House in Lutterworth made these beautiful Easter Cards! ??”

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

“Some of the Riverway residents sent home Easter cards!

We hope you enjoyed your lovely treats, and if you haven’t gotten yours yet, please keep an eye out! ?”

Riversway Care Home in Bristol

“We made these delicious chocolate egg cheesecakes for Easter! They were so much fun to make and decorate, and the residents really enjoyed eating them too! ?

We hope you’ve all had a brilliant Easter weekend! ?”

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