Addressing Dementia through Music

Lost Chord is an innovative charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of those living with dementia using interactive musical stimuli to increase their general awareness and self esteem.

We invite them into our home to engage with residents through the medium of music. It is always a fun session and great to see our residents light up and participate in the sessions.

Pamper Day Update

The pamper day we held on the 6th July was an amazing success and we now have many relaxed and rejuvenated residents. Some service users enjoyed a full manicure and polish, some indulged in a mini facial or head massage, while others enjoyed a simple hand massage. The response was really good from all the residents who took part. We are planning on making this more of a regular activity and will be arranging for this event to take place again in the upcoming weeks. Here are a few photos taken on the day.

Pamper Day at Bank Close House

On Wednesday 6th July, residents at Bank Close House can sink into relaxation and enjoy one to one pamper sessions of their choice. Our new activities coordinator will be offering a range of treatments including nail care, hand massages and mini facials. Our hairdresser who regularly does the service users hair will also be coming in.

During the sessions, service users will be listening to soft relaxing music and will be offered refreshments.

Towards the afternoon we also have a live entertainer coming in house to sing for us. Friends and family are more than welcome to join us for this.

Annual Garden Party 2016

We are delighted to announce that our 2016 Garden Party will take place at Bank Close House on Saturday 23rd July. Last years garden party was of great success, we raised a total of £517 for our residents funds and we are hoping that this year is just as successful.

Come along and join us for another fantastic day. There will be entertainment from the local Ukulele band, an outdoor bar and BBQ area, a variety of stalls and much much more, offering something for everyone.

One of our members of staff has volunteered to have her head shaved on the day. As we are not a charity we cannot accept any sponsors but any donations you would like to make on the day are at your own discretion. In support of the macmillan ‘Brave The Shave’ campaign we will also be making a donation to  macmillan cancer research from the donations we raise on the day.

The garden will be open from 1:30pm onward and parking onsite is free of charge.

We will also be having a visit from the Mayor and his wife from around 2pm.

A Few Wise Words

During the day at Rotherwood our activities coordinator fits in as many one to one sessions with our service users as possible alongside our weekly set activities. In these one to one sessions many of our residents like to talk about their life experiences and the things they have learned throughout the years.

This weeDSC_0583_1k during our one to one sessions we have been taking note of ‘A Few Wise Words’ our residents have had to share. We have had a mixture of responses from some very wise ones to some really funny ones. Below is a small list of some of the things they have had to say:-

  • Don’t take yourself too seriously
  • Enjoy yourself and have a good time
  • Don’t get married
  • Pay your bills first
  • Don’t worry about being in a care home, its lovely being looked after

These will be displayed in the home for all our residents, their families and visitors to enjoy.

Make & Bake Cake Sale

We would like it invite everyone to our make and bake cake sale on Thursday 16th June from 2pm – 4pm. The event will take place at The Garden House, 24 Humberston Avenue. We are hosting this event to raise money for the Alzheimer Society and to celebrate National Care Homes open day. During the day we will be selling cakes and would be very grateful for any donations of either homemade or shop bought cakes. Our wonderful cooks have already started us off with a lovely selection of homemade cakes and buns. Please join us for a day of fun, laughter and memories. Refreshments available.