Relocating to Somerset after 16 years at a London public relations agency has opened a whole new career for Leander Hobbs whose current job involves her using music to bring smiles to the faces of people living with dementia. Leander runs Kiddleydivey sessions in Bridgwater and surrounding areas and visits Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
Somerset-based entertainer Tina B has launched Pom Pom Dance exercise classes at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater to help elderly residents stay mobile and keep fit. Tina takes seated Pom Pom Dance classes and choreographs routines to modern music with an old twist or old music with a modern twist. Emma Hill, activities co-ordinator for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Staff and residents from Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington all put their best foot forward for their ‘Dementia Memory Walk.’ The six-strong group, three residents with three members of staff (one behind the camera), enjoyed a three-and-a-half mile stroll along the banks of the beautiful Tiverton Canal. Thanks to the generosity of a variety […]
With over 15 years experience in providing top quality nursing and specialist dementia care to the elderly, Camelot Care is an award winning provider of care in the South West with three specialist homes based in Somerset and Devon. Highly recommended by residents and relatives alike, our homes provide a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment that enable our highly trained staff to provide the best possible care.