Entries by Camelot Care

AMAZING AMAZON ADVENTURE FOR CARE HOME RESIDENTS

Residents at a specialist dementia care home in Wellington, Somerset, have been transported to the fantasy realm of ‘Camazon’ with a jungle-themed experience day organised by their enterprising activities team. Arts and crafts sessions in the run-up to the big day helped residents of Camelot House and Lodge get in the mood by involving them […]

CELEBRATING THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE

Residents, families, friends and staff of Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater have come together to celebrate the lives of loved ones at the home’s yearly memorial service. In preparation for the occasion, those planning to attend were invited to write names, and memories or quotes on wooden doves in memory of loved ones, to hang […]

MUSICAL THURSDAYS FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA

Thursday afternoons have taken on a new significance for residents of Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater since Salvation Army volunteer, Graham Box, has started weekly visits to the home to lead a range of worship meetings and social get-togethers. A regular visitor to the home last spring, Graham has long carried out worship meetings alongside […]

GUINEA PIG GIFTED TO RESIDENTS OF WELLINGTON CARE HOME

Big-hearted neighbours who run the pet centre at a Somerset garden centre have brought smiles to the faces of residents of a Wellington dementia care home by gifting them a new guinea pig to take the place of a much-loved pet When Richard Dempslake, activities co-ordinator at Camelot House and Lodge, explained to the animal […]

HAPPY 103RD BIRTHDAY FOR EDITH

A woman born a year after the outbreak of the First World War has just celebrated her 103rd birthday with family and friends at Camelot House and Lodge on Taunton Road, Wellington. A special party was held for Edith Robinson on 29 July, which was her big day. Sam Paddon, manager of Camelot House and […]

MEMORY CAFÉ SERVES UP REMINISCENCES FROM THE SIXTIES

Residents from a Plymouth care home took a trip back to the swinging ‘60s as part of a weekly project to support people experiencing memory loss. The ‘Memory Café’ runs on Fridays at St Budeaux library and hosts activities including quizzes and puzzles, dancing and musical bingo and guest speakers. “Our residents love their visit […]

COMMEMORATING INDIAN INDEPENDENCE

Residents at a Wellington care home have been waving the flags in celebration of the 71st anniversary of independent rule in India, with traditional Indian dance, costume, food and music to mark the occasion. Independence Day (15 August) – an annual national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom – is […]

BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR GEM

A woman who was a trail-blazer for the cosmetics industry in the 1950s is being supported to continue enjoying her beauty regime at the dementia care home where she lives in Wellington, Somerset. Gladys Bradley – known to everyone as Gem – was a pioneer in bringing Hollywood glamour to the high street, working for […]

FLORAL FUN PROVIDES FOCUS

Residents at a nursing home for people with dementia in Yeovil had a bloomin’ marvellous time taking part in an in-house flower-arranging competition. The morning session, organised by Acacia’s activities’ team, was requested by the home’s residents at a recent Residents Meeting. “We brought in a selection of beautiful flowers and used some of the […]

EQUINE VISITOR BRINGS JOY TO HORSE-LOVER MARLENE

A pensioner who has a life-long love of horses was delighted to have a special visitor at Acacia nursing home in Yeovil. Marlene Hajegos, 79, and her fellow residents, came face to face with therapy horse Star during a visit organised by the home’s activities’ team. Star, an American Miniature, who is specially trained to […]