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NEW ACTIVITIES CO-ORDINATOR FOR AVALON NURSING HOME

Specialist dementia care provider Camelot Care has announced the appointment of a new activities’ co-ordinator at its Avalon nursing home in Bridgwater. Former senior care worker, Jason Saunders, 30, will devise and arrange daily activities and entertainment for the home’s residents “I am absolutely passionate about supporting people to live the best lives possible and […]

DONATION TO SENSORY GARDEN IN DAD’S MEMORY

He may no longer be with them, but there is a corner of a care home in Wellington, Somerset, that will remain forever in the thoughts of Neil Gale’s children, grandchildren and friends. Neil, who had dementia and was a resident at Camelot Lodge nursing home run by Camelot Care, sadly passed away in June at the age of 74. Following […]

LOCAL ARTIST DONATES WORKS TO DEMENTIA CARE HOME

A local dementia care home is the latest recipient of works by a local artist looking to spread some happiness via his images despite the current restrictions on normal living. The walls of a specialist care suite in Camelot Care’s Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, now feature colourful images of butterflies created by Gary Heritage […]

STATE-SIDE TREAT FOR CARE HOME RESIDENTS

Coronavirus may have paid put to their annual summer fete, but that didn’t stop residents at a Wellington care home from enjoying themselves. In its place, activities co-ordinator Richard Dempslake and his team at Camelot House & Lodge, hosted a special concert, party and a pop-up cinema. “We may be on lockdown, but we still […]

JOYFUL REUNION FOR GREAT GRANDMA JEAN

After three months in lockdown a 95-year-old care home resident from Somerset has been reunited with her loving family. As part of a special ‘drive-through’ event organised for residents at Avalon in Bridgwater, pensioner Jean who has dementia, was able to meet up with son Allan Jeffery and grandson, Andrew. “After three months it was […]

FLYING THE FLAG FOR VE DAY

Residents of Camelot House and Lodge entered the spirit of the VE Day anniversary celebrations and thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about that emotional day. With the assistance of members of the activities team, they made war helmets which they happily tossed into the air after watching a recording of Winston Churchill announcing the end of the […]

WELLINGTON BUSINESSES COME TO THE RESCUE

Public-spirited local businesses have responded to a plea for help circulated by a Wellington dementia care home with donations of face-masks, goggles, visors, gloves, shoe covers and antibacterial spray and wipes for use by residents and staff. Bonnie Frear, deputy manager of Camelot House and Lodge, wrote to neighbouring organisations requesting their support in the face […]