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    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 […]

    3rd May 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 […]

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

    23rd March 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 […]

    18th March 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 […]

    19th February 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care home marks Pancake Day with flipping good fun!

    Care home marks Pancake Day with flipping good fun!

    A NEW Forest care home had a flipping good time by celebrating Pancake Day with a race in its grounds.   Three residents at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst competed in the fun competition at the Sway Road home along with Sara Gould, Activity Organiser .   Gwen Simon was declared the winner with Jacky […]

    11th February 2016 | By | Reply More
    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra brings music to the ears of care home residents

    Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra brings music to the ears of care home residents

    MUSICIANS from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) demonstrated the power of music to unlock memories when they visited a Dorset care home.   French horn player Kevin Pritchard and violinist Jenni Curiel entertained residents at Colten Care’s dedicated dementia home, Fernhill, at Longham with a selection of music.   The one hour concert was one […]

    19th January 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care home’s Christmas lights bring festive cheer to commuters!

    Care home’s Christmas lights bring festive cheer to commuters!

    CHRISTMAS lights at a Dorset care home are bringing the festive spirit to thousands of motorists on a busy commuter route.   Ferndown Mayor Cllr Julie Robinson was invited to switch on the Christmas tree lights at Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham.   A permanent tree has been planted outside the dementia care home […]

    21st December 2015 | By | Reply More
    West Sussex care home complete with opening planned for April 2016

    West Sussex care home complete with opening planned for April 2016

    Family-owned Colten Care has completed the building phase of its forthcoming Chichester care home, its first in West Sussex.   The 72-bedroom Wellington Grange, by the corner of Broyle Road and Wellington Road, is on track to create up to 120 local jobs when it opens in April 2016.   The Mayor of Chichester, Councillor […]

    21st December 2015 | By | Reply More
    ‘Amazing’ care home effort doubles funds for Children in Need

    ‘Amazing’ care home effort doubles funds for Children in Need

    A tap-dancing Pudsey and a pantomime-style minibus trip were among the ideas as family-owned Colten Care doubled its Children in Need fundraising this year.   The care home provider held events at all of its 19 homes during the recent BBC appeal, raising a total of £3,867.74. That is almost twice the figure for last […]

    30th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Green-fingered dementia care home wins scarecrow contest

    Green-fingered dementia care home wins scarecrow contest

    Creative residents of a Hampshire dementia care home proved outstanding in their field by winning a contest to make the best scarecrow. Nineteen Colten Care homes in the South took part with ‘Green Linden Man’, the entry from Linden House in Lymington, judged the winner. Made entirely from plants and other organic materials, Green Linden […]

    12th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Care homes’ generosity wins praise from Macmillan

    Care homes’ generosity wins praise from Macmillan

    Macmillan fundraising managers have thanked residents and staff at Colten Care homes for raising nearly £2,700 to help the fight against cancer.   All 19 homes run by the family-owned provider – spanning residential, nursing and dementia care in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire – took part in the recent Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.      […]

    12th November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Garden gilt award reflects growing success of Salisbury care home

    Garden gilt award reflects growing success of Salisbury care home

    A Salisbury residential and nursing home is celebrating the latest in a series of accolades for the excellence of its garden.   Awarding their top, specially conceived ‘Gold Gilt’ prize, judges at the Salisbury City Council Garden Awards praised Braemar Lodge for “creating a personal and emotional space with the residents at the very heart […]

    3rd November 2015 | By | Reply More
    Colten Care cuppas raise £2,700 for Macmillan

    Colten Care cuppas raise £2,700 for Macmillan

    Family-owned Colten Care has raised £2,700 to help people living with the impact of a cancer diagnosis.   Relatives, friends and community contacts joined residents and staff at the south coast operator’s 19 homes for the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.      As well as cuppas and cakes, Colten Care marked the annual fundraiser […]

    5th October 2015 | By | Reply More
    Joan’s ambition to fly high becomes reality at the age of 103!

    Joan’s ambition to fly high becomes reality at the age of 103!

    CENTENARIAN Joan Mackay realised a lifetime ambition to have her head in the clouds by taking a trip in a giant helium balloon.   Staff at Colten Care’s Court Lodge home in Lymington arranged for Joan to soar 492 feet into the air in the gondola of the Bournemouth Balloon.   The 103-year-old spent a […]

    25th September 2015 | By | Reply More
    Colten Care homes champion drive for greater dementia awareness

    Colten Care homes champion drive for greater dementia awareness

    A family-owned South coast care home provider is encouraging its entire 1,700-strong workforce to become recognised Dementia Friends. Colten Care, which has 19 homes in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, is backing an Alzheimer’s Society campaign to raise awareness of dementia and tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around it. From this August, the company […]

    9th June 2015 | By | Reply More
    Flying visit by owls proves a hoot for Ferndown care home

    Flying visit by owls proves a hoot for Ferndown care home

    A DORSET care home brushed up on its ‘owl-gebra’ for a flying visit by three birds of prey.   Residents at Colten Care’s Amberwood House in Ferndown were introduced to a barn owl called Luna; Gizmo, a white faced African scops owl, and Misty, a 12-week-old Chaco owl.   They were brought to the home […]

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