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The bells ring out at Salisbury care home

The bells ring out at Salisbury care home

Handbell ringers staged an ‘a-pealing’ afternoon of Christmas carols at a Salisbury care home, encouraging residents to join in. Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge welcomed eight members of Fordingbridge Handbell Ringers playing a tuned set of 16 bells – some cast as far back as 1894 – under the direction of conductor Isabel Brown. Each ringer […]

22nd December 2017 | By | Reply More
Colten Care celebrates as Hampshire care home is declared ‘Outstanding’

Colten Care celebrates as Hampshire care home is declared ‘Outstanding’

A Hampshire care home is celebrating after being officially rated as one of the top dedicated dementia homes in the country. Colten Care’s Linden House in Lymington is one of only 55 dementia homes in England to be declared ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The rating also places the New Street home in […]

11th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home nurses from across the South come together to celebrate clinical excellence

Care home nurses from across the South come together to celebrate clinical excellence

Care home nurses from across the South have come together for a team conference focused on learning and the pursuit of clinical excellence.   More than 60 registered general and mental health nurses employed by family-owned Colten Care discussed topics they themselves had put forward for the agenda. Represented were all 20 of the provider’s homes […]

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South coast care home provider launches dedicated team to enable residents to enjoy life to the full!

South coast care home provider launches dedicated team to enable residents to enjoy life to the full!

Care homes champion winter wellbeing as companionship role takes off   A south coast care home provider has launched a dedicated team role to enable residents at its 20 homes enjoy each day as fully as possible.   Family-owned Colten Care has brought the functions of social carers and activity organisers together under one job […]

27th November 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Amazing’ pedal power reunites Dorset care home resident with German friend

‘Amazing’ pedal power reunites Dorset care home resident with German friend

‘Amazing’ pedal power reunites Dorset care home resident with German friend A big-hearted German businessman cycled 1,400 km in a week to arrive at a Dorset dementia care home and thank the mentor who inspired him as a young student.   Nicolas Guenther, who was 19 when he first met Peter Matchan, has raised more […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

27th January 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 […]

27th October 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, […]

11th October 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 […]

5th October 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 […]

29th September 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 […]

16th September 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 […]

31st August 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 […]

30th August 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 […]

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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. […]

10th August 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 […]

22nd July 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 […]

30th June 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 […]

14th June 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 […]

8th June 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 […]

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