Entries by Camelot Care

BRINGING THE SUNSHINE INDOORS AT BUTTERFLY LODGE

Residents of a dementia care home in Plymouth are enjoying an early taste of spring with a specially created indoor garden that has been installed in a cosy corridor at Butterfly Lodge. The idea was the brainwave of service manager, Abby Wiseman, who was inspired by: “the promise of spring.” Abby Wiseman said: “At this […]

BUTTERFLY BABIES BRING JOY TO CARE HOME RESIDENTS

Playing with building blocks is proving a favourite activity for a group of toddlers and elderly residents who are also building cross-generational bridges with regularly fortnightly get-togethers at Butterfly Lodge in St Budeaux, Plymouth. The sessions have been organised by Abby Wiseman, manager of Butterfly Lodge, who was inspired by stories told fondly by her […]

JUST CALL ME SANTA

Residents at a specialist dementia care home in Wellington have been having a great time posing for festive photos at a specially arranged pre-Christmas shoot undertaken by students of photography from Bridgwater & Taunton College. Richard Dempslake, activities co-ordinator for Camelot House and Lodge, said: “We were thrilled when the College asked if we’d like […]

WHAT AN ICE FESTIVE OUTING

Nobody got cold feet when residents from a Wellington dementia care home were rolled on to Taunton’s Christmas ice-rink at Castle Green (yesterday) in specially-adapted wheelchairs for a few thrilling circuits beneath fairy lights and to a soundtrack of festive tunes. Richard Demsplake, activities co-ordinator for Camelot House and Lodge, who arranged the outing as […]

NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN

With everyone now thoroughly enjoying the latest series of ‘Strictly,’ residents at Camelot House and Lodge have been embracing the spirit of Latin America by taking part in special salsa and samba classes. The carnival themed dance classes were led by Solveiga Knight, an experienced ballroom and Latin dance teacher from Lithuania in the former […]

MUSIC DAY HITS THE RIGHT NOTE AT BUTTERFLY LODGE

Residents and staff at Butterfly Lodge in Plymouth really entered into the spirit of national BBC Music Day on Thursday 26 September, enjoying the chance to raise awareness locally in this annual celebration of the power of music to change lives. The theme for 2019 was music and wellbeing, seeking to increase public understanding of […]