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    Colten Care to host Royal Wedding events across their homes

    Colten Care to host Royal Wedding events across their homes

    Residents, families and team members at Colten Care homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex are staging a host of events to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Some of the get-togethers are in aid of charities and other good causes such as the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Julia Hough, Companionship Team Leader at Amberwood House […]

    15th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hampshire diners sample taste of the Fifties at care home charity supper

    Hampshire diners sample taste of the Fifties at care home charity supper

    A charity supper with a vintage rock and roll theme had feet tapping at a Hampshire nursing home.   The evening, at Colten Care’s Kingfishers home in New Milton, raised more than £120 for Hope New Forest and Cat & Kitten Rescue of Lymington.   Residents, staff, relatives and members of the community all attended, […]

    11th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Intergenerational activities fill care home with joy!

    Intergenerational activities fill care home with joy!

    A pair of leaders in different fields have proved age is no barrier to learning or making friends.   Durlston Court, an independent school in New Milton, Hampshire, is partnering with nearby Kingfishers care home to give children the chance to socialise with elderly residents.   Weekly visits to the home see reception-year pupils meet […]

    6th February 2018 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

    8th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    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 […]

    17th August 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. […]

    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 […]

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