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Care home hits Royal British Legion for six in skittles match

Care home hits Royal British Legion for six in skittles match

An eight-strong team from Colten Care’s Amberwood House, some in their 80’s, beat a RBL Ferndown team by 106 points to 96 in a friendly match. The event proved such a success that monthly matches are now planned between the two sides as part of a wider long-term community partnership. Zahra Manovi, Amberwood House Activity […]

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home company thanked after paying for vital piece of medical equipment

Care home company thanked after paying for vital piece of medical equipment

A FAMILY owned care home company has been thanked after paying for a vital piece of medical equipment. Derek Harker, 83, a resident at Colten Care’s Avon Reach home in Mudeford, Dorset, presented a new pulse oximeter to Bransgore Community First Responders (BCFR), telling co-ordinator Mike Jukes: “I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for […]

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Golden era continues for ‘truly stimulating’ care home garden

Golden era continues for ‘truly stimulating’ care home garden

Green-fingered residents and staff at a Salisbury care home are celebrating after they won a citywide gardening challenge for three years in a row.  Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Stratford Road has struck ‘gold’ once again in the annual Salisbury City Council Gardens Awards, seeing off competition from a strong field including householders, hotels, pubs, […]

October 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
No ruffled feathers at Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

No ruffled feathers at Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Feathered friends help care home stage Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning   A Winchester care home welcomed a pair of high flyers for the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.   Flo, a Bengalese eagle owl, and barn owl Charlie swooped in for the annual charity fundraiser at Colten Care’s Abbotts Barton nursing and residential care […]

October 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alpacas prove a hit at Salisbury care home

Alpacas prove a hit at Salisbury care home

Alpaca brothers find trail to Salisbury care home   A pair of alpacas proved a hit with residents at a Salisbury nursing and residential care home.   Oliver, aged three, and one-year-old little brother Jimmy were special guests on a visit to Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Stratford Road.   Under the careful supervision of […]

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Civic leaders delight Dorset care home residents

Civic leaders delight Dorset care home residents

A family-owned Dorset care home opened its doors to mayors, councillors and an MP for a morning of conversations with residents. Newstone House in Sturminster Newton welcomed a  44-strong civic party as part of a tour hosted by the town’s Mayor Andrew Donaldson and Mayoress Heather Johnson. Visitors included North Dorset MP Simon Hoare, High […]

September 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Go girls! Tea and cakes raise funds for Dorset cancer charity

Go girls! Tea and cakes raise funds for Dorset cancer charity

A CANCER charity which is receiving support from across the UK has won the backing of a Dorset care home. Colten Care’s Castle View in Poundbury organised a tea party and cake sale to raise funds for the GO Girls Support Group. Residents tucked in to a tasty selection of treats, including lemon drizzle, Victoria […]

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Birthday animal encounter brings back childhood memories for Joan, 94

Birthday animal encounter brings back childhood memories for Joan, 94

Face-to-face animal encounters have brought back precious childhood memories for residents of a Winchester care home.   Among those enjoying the visit to Abbotts Barton by the Mill Cottage Farm Experience was Joan Raffety, celebrating her 94th birthday.   Joan and fellow residents were joined by relatives, staff and children to welcome a friendly collection […]

August 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Residents from a Lymington care home turned DJs for the day

Residents from a Lymington care home turned DJs for the day

Residents from a Lymington care home turned DJs for the day when they visited New Forest Hospital Radio.   The six-strong party from Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge had the chance to introduce tunes for the next broadcast of their own monthly request show recorded by the station.   The tour of the studio, at Lymington […]

August 17, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Spectacular day out for Colten Care residents

Spectacular day out for Colten Care residents

Residents from four Colten Care homes enjoyed VIP treatment at the heart of the Rotary Club of Lymington’s Summer Spectacular.   The family-owned, Lymington-based care provider invited residents, families and friends to take up ‘the best seats in the house’ in a comfortable, relaxed marquee close to all the action at the popular community event. […]

August 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Colten Care homes celebrate Carnival samba-style

Colten Care homes celebrate Carnival samba-style

Residents at four care homes run by family-owned Colten Care made their mark Rio-style at this summer’s Lymington Carnival. They were among a 60-strong team, alongside carers, activities staff, families and children, who featured in the procession or watched from a VIP viewing area at the Town Hall.   Reflecting the Carnival themes of sport and […]

July 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
South coast care provider hosts conference to celebrate nursing

South coast care provider hosts conference to celebrate nursing

South Coast operator Colten Care brought together nearly 100 team members for a celebration of nursing.   Among the participants at the one-day conference were more than 70 RGNs representing all 20 homes run by the family-owned group.   Held at the AFC Bournemouth football stadium, the event was designed to encourage nurses to develop […]

June 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home chefs whisk up tasty treats for National Cupcake Day

Care home chefs whisk up tasty treats for National Cupcake Day

Swirls, sprinkles and icing are among the vital ingredients as Colten Care chefs help residents enjoy the UK’s first National Cupcake Day.   The family-owned provider is baking a cupcake for each of its 1,000 residents to be served specially as part of the Alzheimer’s Society ‘cupcake crusade’.   Chefs in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and […]

June 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
It’s Right Royal party time for Colten Care residents

It’s Right Royal party time for Colten Care residents

A host of Royalty-themed parties is under way at Colten Care homes as residents, families and staff celebrate the culmination of the Queen’s 90th birthday festivities. Each of the family-owned provider’s 20 homes in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Sussex is staging events to share in the Commonwealth knees-up. Amid Union Jacks and bunting, there are […]

June 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hampshire platinum pair celebrate 70 years of ‘love and laughter’

Hampshire platinum pair celebrate 70 years of ‘love and laughter’

‘Love, affection, laughter and mutual respect’ have helped a remarkable Hampshire couple stay the distance to reach their 70th wedding anniversary.   Platinum pair Richard and Hilda Snelling, 94 and 90 respectively, celebrated becoming one of Britain’s longest married couples with a party at Lymington’s Belmore Lodge care home where Richard has lived for the […]

May 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Theatre partnership with Colten Care takes centre stage

Theatre partnership with Colten Care takes centre stage

THE stage is set for a ‘unique’ partnership between one of the UK’s flagship theatres and Chichester’s newest care home. Colten Care, which opened its Wellington Grange home at the beginning of April, has become a Principal Partner of Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT). The partnership is aimed at bringing residents and their families and friends […]

May 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
TV’s Dr Hilary Jones ‘blown away’ by new £11m care home

TV’s Dr Hilary Jones ‘blown away’ by new £11m care home

BROADCASTER Dr Hilary Jones has said he’s “blown away” by a new £11 million care home in West Sussex. The Good Morning Britain presenter was speaking during a public open day at Colten Care’s Wellington Grange in Chichester. Dr Hilary described the home, which will create up to 120 jobs when it reaches full occupancy, […]

April 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care home resident John, 87, sets wheels in motion for Sport Relief

Care home resident John, 87, sets wheels in motion for Sport Relief

A Dorset care home resident has shown that age is no barrier when it comes to raising cash for Sport Relief. Eighty-seven-year-old John Griffiths was determined to do his bit for the charity appeal by joining an in-house cycle relay at Colten Care’s Canford Chase. Thirty team members, volunteers and guests at the Branksome Park […]

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Sport Relief Jane gets dressed for success

Sport Relief Jane gets dressed for success

An athletic member of staff at a New Forest care home has raised more than £200 for Sport Relief by dressing up for an unusual running challenge.   Jane Bunker, Activities Organiser at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst, was sponsored to run a lap of the home’s large garden wearing and carrying as many items […]

March 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Royal souvenir presented to care home residents

Royal souvenir presented to care home residents

RESIDENTS at Colten Care homes have celebrated The Queens achievement as the longest reigning monarch in British history.   The family owned company, which has 19 homes in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has presented each of its 1,000 residents with a 140-page magazine marking the Queen’s reign.   Starting with The Queen’s coronation in June […]

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