Tag: Colten Care

North Dorset school soccer team gets new look thanks to care provider

North Dorset school soccer team gets new look thanks to care provider

A North Dorset school has a brand new soccer kit thanks to a family-owned care home company. Pupils from Blandford St Mary’s Church of England Primary School were presented with the kit when they visited Colten Care’s Whitecliffe House. Shelley Kinnaird, the home’s administrator, had asked former Dorset district and county councillor Della Jones MBE […]

22nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home helps Hampshire woman maintain Jane Austen link

Care home helps Hampshire woman maintain Jane Austen link

A Hampshire care home has enabled a 95-year-old resident to keep alive her family’s strong ancestral connections with Jane Austen. Helen Lefroy is a descendant of Jane’s friend Anne Lefroy, whose nephew Tom was reputedly a romantic suitor of the novelist.   Anne’s son Benjamin also married Jane’s niece Anna and the families remained in […]

7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Croquet trip gets Lymington care home residents in the swing

Croquet trip gets Lymington care home residents in the swing

Croquet on the lawn helped a Lymington care home party prove it’s never too late to try a new sport. More than a dozen residents from Colten Care’s Court Lodge enjoyed a gentle afternoon at the town’s Woodside Gardens park receiving tips from members of Lymington Croquet Club.   Among those swinging the mallet for […]

7th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Cast members from hit musical visit Chichester care home

Cast members from hit musical visit Chichester care home

A Chichester care home was filled with the sound of music when leading cast members from the hit show Fiddler on the Roof paid a special visit. Simbi Akande, Emma Kingston and Rose Shalloo sang ‘Matchmaker’, one of the best-known numbers from the musical which is currently playing to packed houses at Chichester Festival Theatre […]

31st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care groups own residents and relatives rate services as ‘excellent’

Care groups own residents and relatives rate services as ‘excellent’

More than half the residents and relatives who responded to a care home provider’s annual survey have rated its services as ‘excellent’. Family-owned Colten Care, which runs 20 care homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex, asked respondents to appraise the overall quality of care.   Specific questions focused on nursing knowledge and aspects of […]

24th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents enjoy Mary Poppins-themed garden party and show at a New Forest care home

Residents enjoy Mary Poppins-themed garden party and show at a New Forest care home

Residents from four Hampshire care homes came together for a Mary Poppins-themed garden party complete with acting and music. More than 100 guests enjoyed the singing, dancing and costume spectacular at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers home at Brockenhurst in the New Forest.   The get-together was designed to continue the spirit of the Lymington Carnival held earlier […]

17th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Classic memories revived at Hampshire care home

Classic memories revived at Hampshire care home

Memories were revived when a Hampshire care home hosted a mini classic car show. Six vintage cars, dating back as far as 1925, took part in the event at Colten Care’s Linden House in Lymington. Residents at the specialist dementia care home had a fascinating afternoon, viewing the cars and, in some cases, even sitting […]

15th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Hopes of making a Dorset town more dementia-friendly received a boost

Hopes of making a Dorset town more dementia-friendly received a boost

Hopes of making a Dorset town more dementia-friendly have received a boost thanks to the success of a care home’s community day.   Around 140 people visited Colten Care’s Fernhill home for the inaugural Ferndown & Longham Family Festival.   It was organised as a fun, free-to-enter event for all ages with proceeds going to […]

14th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Braving the shave for Salisbury care home’s ‘good sports’

Braving the shave for Salisbury care home’s ‘good sports’

Four Salisbury care home colleagues went a cut above to raise more than £1,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Losing their locks in a sponsored head shave at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Stratford Road were laundry assistants Libby Durham and Carol Petty and domestic staff Martin Cannings and Debbie Pepper. Each surpassed their personal fundraising […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Taste, sights and sounds of American South come to Lymington care home

Taste, sights and sounds of American South come to Lymington care home

Yeehaw! The sights and sounds of the American South came to Hampshire when a Lymington care home adopted a country and western theme for its annual barbecue. Residents and guests at Colten Care’s Court Lodge tucked into a tasty selection of American-inspired dishes including hot dogs, burgers and – by special request – barbecued ribs. […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Community health professionals give a South coast care home company top marks

Community health professionals give a South coast care home company top marks

Community health professionals have given a South coast care home company top marks in a survey designed to identify areas of best practice and scope for improvement. Respondents to the Colten Care poll included GPs, nurses, first responders, mental health teams and other medical specialists.   Altogether, 171 responses were received from external clinical experts […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Defibrillator bid for high-flying Dorset care team

Defibrillator bid for high-flying Dorset care team

Carers at a north Dorset nursing and residential home are preparing to hit the heights in a bid to raise cash to buy a community defibrillator. Novice free-fallers Becci Hancock and Emily Butler, both healthcare assistants at Colten Care’s Abbey View in Sherborne, will make their 10,000-ft sky dives above Old Sarum airfield near Salisbury. […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Big hearted care staff and residents raise hundreds of pounds for charity

Big hearted care staff and residents raise hundreds of pounds for charity

Big-hearted staff and residents at a family-owned Dorset dementia care home have raised hundreds of pounds for charity in separate initiatives. A beach side ‘memory walk’ and a brave-the-shave challenge have enabled Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham to help Dementia UK and Macmillan Cancer Support respectively.   Six residents, some in wheelchairs, accompanied by staff, […]

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Fun time as care home staff stages Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Dorset care home

Fun time as care home staff stages Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Dorset care home

A North Dorset care home created its very own wonderland when it hosted a highly successful Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Staff at Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton dressed as characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the fun afternoon. Home Manager Sohail Daniel led from the front as the Mad Hatter […]

24th July 2017 | By | Reply More
The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue at a Dorset nursing home

The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue at a Dorset nursing home

The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue as a Dorset nursing and residential home tuned into a fun day of reminiscence. The action at Colten Care’s Avon Reach in Mudeford centred around four Mini Cooper S cars, a style icon favoured by well-known Sixties’ figures such as Peter Sellers, Paul McCartney, […]

19th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Hampshire care home hosts afternoon tea party to celebrate Outstanding rating from CQC

Hampshire care home hosts afternoon tea party to celebrate Outstanding rating from CQC

A family-owned residential and nursing home has received some ‘outstanding’ news after gaining top marks in an independent inspection. Colten Care’s Kingfishers in New Milton, Hampshire, held an afternoon tea party to celebrate its official Outstanding rating from industry regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).  The assessment means the home is among the best one […]

4th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Magical mystery tour for Dorset care home residents

Magical mystery tour for Dorset care home residents

A Dorset care home staged its own magical mystery tour when it organised a Beatles-themed fundraising walk. Staff, residents and relatives from Colten Care’s Amberwood House in Ferndown donned wigs, headbands and Beatles style glasses. Rattling collecting tins for Forest Holme Hospice in Poole, the 14-strong party attracted plenty of attention for the walk from […]

29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home pirates leap for charity booty!

Care home pirates leap for charity booty!

It was a case of ‘Ahoy me hearties’ as care home staff in Dorset took an exhilarating leap of faith to raise money for Dementia UK. An intrepid party from Colten Care’s dementia care home Fernhill in Longham braved the Bournemouth Pier zipwire dressed as pirates. Accompanied by family and friends, they ascended the 60ft […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Former bandmaster has football wish granted

Former bandmaster has football wish granted

A former bandmaster now in receipt of end-of-life care has been enabled to revisit the hallowed football turf where he once led half-time performances. Bill Magookin is co-founder of the Bournemouth Carnival Band and a long-standing fan of Premiership side AFC Bournemouth. In response to a family request, staff at his care home in Longham, […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
South west care home residents treated to stunning musical ‘premiere’

South west care home residents treated to stunning musical ‘premiere’

Residents from three care homes were treated to a VIP musical ‘premiere’ at Ringwood Parish Church.   Staff and residents from Colten Care’s Fernhill in Ferndown, The Aldbury in Poole and Brook View in West Moors, were invited to attend the dress rehearsal of the superb Aurum Vocale concert, ahead of the public performance on […]

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