Entries by Camelot Care

DOT’S BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING

A 90-year-old who finds it difficult to walk because her feet are too painful and swollen to wear shoes or slippers is the proud owner of a pair of ‘magic boots’. A health issue means Dorothy ‘Dot’ Harris, a resident at Camelot House nursing home in Wellington, has extra-wide feet and one bigger than the […]

EVERGREEN BILLY STAYS THE COURSE

A D-Day veteran who still carries shrapnel from wounds received in Normandy in 1944, is celebrating his 100th birthday at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater with family and friends in attendance to mark his formidable century. William Leo Jennings, known to all as Billy, is a past president of the Somerset Golf Union, and former […]

IT’S A PLUNDERFUL LIFE

It was all shiver-me-timbers and avast, me hearties! at pirate and sailor-themed ‘gang show’ at Camelot Care House  and Lodge nursing home in Wellington. The show, which included songs and music with a nautical theme, was performed by the care homes’ activities’ team in front of an audience of delighted residents. “We’re big on audience […]

COME IN THE WATER’S FINE!

It may have been a nippy 9C in the water but that didn’t stop an intrepid band of charity fund raisers from taking a dip in the sea at Exmouth beach. The chilly feat was part of a challenge organised by the activities team at Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington to raise money for […]

BOW THE PAT DOG SHARES THE LOVE

A Somerset woman with a life-long passion for dogs is sharing the love with vulnerable people near her home in Bridgwater, thanks to the charity Pets As Therapy. Four-year-old Bow, Bev Stanley’s schnoodle – a schnauzer/poodle cross – has become a firm favourite with the people living with dementia at Wellington care home Camelot House […]

Therapy Dolls Feature on BBC Radio

The team at Camelot House & Lodge were delighted to receive a visit from BBC Radio Somerset who came to have a chat with us and some of our residents about the new therapy dolls they love so much. The interview was broadcast twice on Radio Somerset on 17 January, first on Claire Carter’s breakfast […]

BE-BOP A LULA SHE’S MY BABY DOLL

Residents of Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington, Somerset, are enjoying the company of three new baby dolls, provided for their therapy by their specialist dementia care provider the Camelot Care group. Activities co-ordinator Richard Dempslake said: “Our three baby dolls have been a huge hit and they provide comfort, emotion and reminiscence to our […]