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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 […]

Freya puts residents in the picture

An artistic Somerset girl whose mum works at a Bridgwater care home is putting her time at home during lockdown to good use by producing unique hand-drawn pictures for the pleasure of the residents her mother works with. Fourteen year-old Freya suggested to mum Jess Hawker, deputy manager at Avalon Nursing Home, that the people […]

Messages of love from care home residents

In response to one of the toughest Coronavirus challenges – the need to keep life as normal as possible for care home residents living with dementia – a local activities organiser has revised plans for spring with a programme of entertaining and healthy new coronavirus activities that can take place wholly within the care home. […]

Baking to say thank you to key workers

The manager of a Bridgwater specialist dementia care home has been ‘very touched’ by the arrival of some home-made cakes, baked especially for herself and her staff team by a young neighbour to salute them for the way they are supporting residents at Avalon Nursing Home during the coronavirus crisis. Sarah Patten, manager of Avalon, […]

BUTTERFLY LODGE NAMED AS BEST IN THE SOUTH WEST

A specialist dementia care home in Plymouth has won the award for “Best Specialist Dementia Care Provider in South West England” in Global Health and Pharma (GHP) magazine’s 2020 Social Care Awards. The winner, Butterfly Lodge – which is located on Agaton Road in St Budeaux – is run by the Camelot Care Group. GHP […]

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 […]