Tag: Camelot Care

    Life-long lover of horses gets a secial visitor

    Life-long lover of horses gets a secial visitor

    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 […]

    12th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies To Inspire Britain’ Report includes Somerset provider

    London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies To Inspire Britain’ Report includes Somerset provider

    Somerset-based specialist dementia care group Camelot Care has been officially named as one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing companies in the UK in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report 2018, published this month.   The influential report features companies in both traditional industries and more recent economic success stories, identifying […]

    31st May 2018 | By | Reply More
    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    Somerset couple Frank and Patricia Baker celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss this month, even though the groom’s mother predicted the match wouldn’t last long. The pair met in 1957 at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland where they were both serving in the Royal Air Force, wed on May Day in 1958, and have four […]

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    Indian cultural day proved a real ‘dahl’ breaker for residents at a Plymouth nursing home

    Indian cultural day proved a real ‘dahl’ breaker for residents at a Plymouth nursing home

    An Indian cultural day proved a real ‘dahl’ breaker for residents at a Plymouth nursing home for people with dementia. The event, the first of a series of planned cultural days at Freshfields, featured music, dancing and authentic Indian food with staff dressing up in saris. “There was a wonderful atmosphere with the sounds of […]

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    Plymouth care home residents take a trip down memory lane with local youngsters

    Plymouth care home residents take a trip down memory lane with local youngsters

    Residents at a care home in Plymouth enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with a visit from youngsters from nearby St Budeaux Foundation School.   Eight pupils met up with four people who live at Freshfields as part of the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia.   The […]

    14th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    New furry friends sought for residents of Bridgwater care home

    New furry friends sought for residents of Bridgwater care home

    Care staff at a Bridgwater nursing home are asking local pet-owners to consider getting their dog or cat certified as a therapy animal, and sharing their attentions with local people living with dementia.   Activities co-ordinator Lisa Priddice who works at Avalon Nursing Home, a specialist dementia care home run by Camelot Care, said: “Petting […]

    5th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Wellington care home helps relatives say good-bye

    Wellington care home helps relatives say good-bye

    Staff at a specialist dementia care home in Wellington have ensured that living in different parts of the world did not stop a grieving family witnessing the end-of-life celebration of a much-loved father, brother and uncle.   The team at Camelot House and Lodge worked closely with local funeral directors Thomas Brothers to provide a […]

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    Nursing home residents and staff celebrate the culture of Romania

    Nursing home residents and staff celebrate the culture of Romania

    Staff at a nursing home in Wellington donned traditional eastern European folk outfits to take to the dance floor as part of an event to celebrate the culture of Romania.   The event, hosted by the activities team at Camelot House & Camelot Lodge, featured Romanian music and dance, and the showing videos of Romanian […]

    15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Bridgwater residents thrilled with reindeer visit

    Bridgwater residents thrilled with reindeer visit

    Elderly residents at a specialist dementia care home in Bridgwater, Somerset, couldn’t believe their eyes when two reindeer came trotting into their communal lounge yesterday afternoon.   With the bells on their harnesses jingling in traditional Christmas style, reindeer Winter and Comet were taken around to meet the delighted individuals who live at Avalon Nursing […]

    27th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Care staff channel their Christmas spirit into fundraising

    Care staff channel their Christmas spirit into fundraising

    Staff at two specialist dementia care homes in Wellington, Somerset, have channelled their Christmas spirit into a fundraising day in support of Alzheimer’s Society by running a festive Elf Day.   Residents at Camelot House and Lodge were delighted by the variety of activities which took place.   The day off to a rousing start […]

    20th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Murals prompt memories in care home residents living with dementia

    Murals prompt memories in care home residents living with dementia

    A new giant mural is helping bring back happy memories for dog lover Elizabeth Bessant, 73, a resident at Freshfields nursing home in Plymouth The autumnal scene taken in a local wood was snapped by activities co-ordinator Paul Hutt and is on the first floor of the Agaton Road home. “Elizabeth used to love walking […]

    30th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Plymouth school pupils hit the high notes with dementia residents

    Plymouth school pupils hit the high notes with dementia residents

    Pupils from St Budeaux Foundation School are hitting the high note with a series of visits to a Plymouth nursing home as part of a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community. In the first of the visits, Year 4 pupils called on residents at Freshfields for a sing-along concert […]

    27th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

    Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

    A special service has been held at a Plymouth nursing home for people who have lost a family member over the past year.   The ‘remembrance’ evening was organised by staff at Freshfields in St Budeaux, which cares for up to 36 residents with dementia.   The event included the release of balloons individually dedicated […]

    15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

    Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

    Rescue donkey Willow captured hearts when he dropped into meet residents at Acacia nursing home in Yeovil. Accompanied by his handlers, the former show donkey travelled to the Hendford Hill home run by care provider Camelot Care from the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth.   Percy West was just one of Acacia’s residents who enjoyed a […]

    13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

    Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

    A beautifully sunny weekend attracted lots of people to the annual summer fete at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, which was opened by the Mayor of Bridgwater, Graham Granter. All the residents came out to enjoy the activities on offer, as well as family, friends and relatives.   Paula Howlett, Avalon’s manager, said: “This was […]

    19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

    Plymouth pupils take part in scheme to help understand dementia

    Residents and staff at Camelot Care’s Freshfields Nursing Home in Plymouth are looking forward to taking part for the second time in the Archie Project, a scheme that links local schools with people with dementia in the community. Part of Reminiscence Learning, a West Country-based charity that aims to promote, maintain and improve activity and […]

    15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
    Visitor to Yeovil care home is a proper ‘hoot’

    Visitor to Yeovil care home is a proper ‘hoot’

    Residents at Acacia Nursing Home in Yeovil were delighted to receive a visit from friends of the feathered variety, when Barney the eagle owl, Pippin the American kestrel, and Breeze the barn owl were brought in for them to see and stroke. The birds were from Sharandy’s Birds of Prey, based near the wide open […]

    30th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Edith celebrates her big birthday at Wellington care home

    Edith celebrates her big birthday at Wellington care home

    The 102nd birthday of Edith Robinson on 29 July was marked with a special party attended by her family and friends at Camelot House and Lodge on Taunton Road, Wellington. Originally born in Manchester, Edith has lived in many parts of the UK, settling eventually in Dulverton in her ‘favourite’ county of Somerset.   Edith’s […]

    8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

    Strawberry picking stimulates old memories

    A trip to Halberton Court Farm near Tiverton brought back some happy memories for a pensioner who is living with dementia.   Ian Spreadbury visited the farm, along with fellow residents, as part of an activities programme organised by Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington, Somerset, “Our aim is to keep people as active as we can and […]

    19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Therapy dog Dylan brings a smile to residents in Yeovil care home

    Therapy dog Dylan brings a smile to residents in Yeovil care home

    Four year old therapy dog Dylan has brought a smile to the face of former basset hound and Labrador breeder Marlene Hajegos.   Marlene aged 78, who used to show dogs at Crufts, met Dylan along with fellow residents at Acacia Nursing Home in Yeovil.   Marlene, who has dementia, enjoyed spending time with the […]

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