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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 […]

9th June 2015 | By | Reply More
TV’s Valerie enjoys starring role at Dorset care home

TV’s Valerie enjoys starring role at Dorset care home

Television personality Valerie Singleton OBE is enjoying an unexpected new role by giving monthly talks at a Sherborne care home. The former Blue Peter presenter is delighting residents at Colten Care’s Abbey View home with stories and films of her worldwide travels. Valerie, 78, who also fronted Nationwide, The Money Programme and Tonight on BBC […]

2nd June 2015 | By | Reply More
Double success for New Milton care home

Double success for New Milton care home

STAFF at a Hampshire care home are celebrating a double success. Colten Care’s Kingfishers in New Milton has received the Gold Standards Framework Care Homes Accreditation Award for the high quality of care provided. The Quality Hallmark Award was presented by the Gold Standards Framework. Kingfishers was also rated ‘outstanding’ for the caring of its […]

26th May 2015 | By | Reply More
Care homes say ‘thank you’ to the nurses

Care homes say ‘thank you’ to the nurses

  ‘Thank you, nurses, for your hard work, passion and commitment’. That was the clear message as all 19 care homes run by family-owned Colten Care celebrated Nurses Day.   Homemade cakes were placed in staff rooms for each member of the nursing team to share while individual greeting cards were given out by managers. […]

18th May 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home hosts ‘magical’ wedding blessing

Care home hosts ‘magical’ wedding blessing

HISTORY was made when a Dorset care home hosted a ‘magical’ wedding blessing.   A dining room at Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham was decked out in flowers for the special occasion.   Newlyweds Lauren and Matthew Dearsley decided to bring their celebrations to the dementia care home so that resident Betty Aldred could […]

29th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Lymington care homes welcome ‘all creatures great and small’

Lymington care homes welcome ‘all creatures great and small’

R esidents at two Lymington care homes have gone ‘down on the farm’ without leaving the sunny comfort of their gardens.   Family-owned Colten Care arranged for a special collection of farm animals, including lambs, pigs and goats, to visit Belmore Lodge and Linden House.   Residents stroked and played with the visitors brought along […]

27th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Romanian orphans thank care home residents for handmade gifts

Romanian orphans thank care home residents for handmade gifts

Children at a Romanian orphanage have expressed ‘surprise and delight’ at receiving bookmarks handmade by elderly care home residents in Hampshire. The reaction was witnessed by Colten Care Activities Organiser Julia Puia, who included the gifts in packages of clothing, toiletries and food she personally shipped and delivered. Julia, who works at the family-owned provider’s […]

15th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Cross-country pursuit gives care home residents ‘the best seats in the house’

Cross-country pursuit gives care home residents ‘the best seats in the house’

More than 20 residents from seven care homes in Dorset and Wiltshire enjoyed luxury VIP treatment at a well-known equestrian show.   Colten Care laid on minibus travel, a champagne welcome, picnic lunches, strawberry cream teas and ‘the best seats in the house’ over the two-day Portman Horse Trials. Parties of residents were enabled to move […]

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