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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 […]

PLATINUM STATUS FOR CAMELOT HOUSE AND LODGE

Staff and management at a specialist dementia care home in Wellington, Somerset, are getting their posh frocks and smart suits ready for a glittering awards dinner at a prestigious hotel in London’s Bloomsbury on 27 September, being held to celebrate the inspiring way they work with residents approaching the end of their lives. The team […]