Tag: Colten Care

Chichester care home residents enjoy ‘heart of the action’ at improved rugby club

Chichester care home residents enjoy ‘heart of the action’ at improved rugby club

Chichester Rugby Football Club has delighted sports fans at a neighbouring care home by making it easier to watch live action on match days. Discussions with Colten Care’s Wellington Grange prompted officials to install a raised wooden platform on the Oaklands Pavilion balcony overlooking the pitch.   Together with a newly installed lift and handrail, it […]

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
BBC studio tour is fitting thanks for care homes’ Children in Need campaign

BBC studio tour is fitting thanks for care homes’ Children in Need campaign

Care home residents enjoyed a personal, behind-the-scenes tour of the BBC’s Southampton studios as a thank-you for raising more than £8,000 for Children in Need. A party from Colten Care’s three Lymington homes – Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and Linden House – saw final preparations for a South Today TV news bulletin, met presenter Allen […]

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Salisbury care home celebrates ‘Our Vera’s’ 100th birthday!

Salisbury care home celebrates ‘Our Vera’s’ 100th birthday!

A World War Two army corporal and singer called Vera has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Salisbury care home just ahead of namesake and former forces sweetheart Vera Lynn. Like the famous 1940s music icon, great grandmother Vera Gorringe was born in March 1917 and has had a life shaped, at least in part, […]

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
New Forest art experience creates fresh perspective for care home residents

New Forest art experience creates fresh perspective for care home residents

Five residents from a dementia care home enjoyed a creative day out in the historic Hampshire village of Buckler’s Hard.   The party, from Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham, Dorset, took part in a hands-on workshop devised especially for them and led by artist-in-residence Helen Snell.   Using laser-cut plywood stencils for frames, they […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
CQC ratings strengthen Colten Care’s ‘provider of choice’ goal

CQC ratings strengthen Colten Care’s ‘provider of choice’ goal

All 19 of the established care homes built and run by South Coast operator Colten Care have been officially rated ‘Good’ by the care industry regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This rare 100% record is based on rigorous CQC inspections.  Fernhill, a dedicated dementia care home in Longham, Dorset, became the latest Colten Care […]

March 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Salisbury care home residents raise £2,000 for children’s hospice

Salisbury care home residents raise £2,000 for children’s hospice

A charity that helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families has thanked a Salisbury care home for raising nearly £2,000 in precious funds.   Residents and staff at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge nursing and residential home held a year-long campaign of events in aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace.   Among the highlights were […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Air ambulance lands £700 cheque from big-hearted Dorset care home residents

Air ambulance lands £700 cheque from big-hearted Dorset care home residents

BIG-HEARTED residents at a North Dorset care home have raised more than £700 for one of the area’s most popular charities. Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA) landed the cheque for £738.63 thanks to the efforts of Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton. Pilot Max Hoskins, whose wife Marie, an assistant housekeeper, works at […]

February 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lantern-making heralds Chinese New Year at New Forest care home

Lantern-making heralds Chinese New Year at New Forest care home

A lantern-making party with young visitors was the ideal start to Chinese New Year celebrations at a New Forest nursing and residential home. Residents at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst welcomed a group of college students to help with their colourful crafts session. Together they spent time cutting out paper shapes and turning them into […]

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lymington care home raises cash for disability charity

Lymington care home raises cash for disability charity

Disability assistance dog Mungo was the canine guest of honour as a care home marked the end of a year’s fundraising for the charity that matched him with a New Forest woman. Residents and staff at Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge in Lymington have raised more than £600 for Canine Partners through events such as a […]

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tank Museum fires wartime memories for Dorset care home residents

Tank Museum fires wartime memories for Dorset care home residents

Tank Museum fires wartime memories for Dorset care home residents   Second World War memories were rekindled for residents of a Dorset dementia care home thanks to an outreach talk from the Tank Museum, Bovington.   Ex-army accounts clerk Edna Cooper and former Land Girl Mary Keefe were among the audience at Colten Care’s Fernhill […]

January 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Singing toddlers share festive cheer at Winchester care home

Singing toddlers share festive cheer at Winchester care home

Christmas wishes were delivered in song as children aged just three and four visited a Winchester dementia care home.   Seventeen toddlers from Tops Winchester day nursery sang festive favourites for residents at Colten Care’s St Catherines View home in Stanmore Lane.   The repertoire included Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Twinkle […]

January 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Memories revived for Stanley, 90, as theatre troupe visit New Forest care home

Memories revived for Stanley, 90, as theatre troupe visit New Forest care home

HAPPY hours spent treading the boards were re-lived when a professional theatre company brought their panto to a New Forest care home. Stanley Crowe, 90, a resident at Colten Care’s Woodpeckers home in Brockenhurst played the part of Widow Twankey many times in amateur dramatic productions. “Wonderful. I absolutely loved it,” said Stanley after joining […]

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
A little seasonal cheers as donkey captures hearts at Dorset care home

A little seasonal cheers as donkey captures hearts at Dorset care home

A RETIRED beach donkey captured hearts when she paid a seasonal visit to a North Dorset care home. Jasmine was a firm favourite on Weymouth beach for many years and even met The Queen when the monarch visited the resort in 2009. Now aged 38, Jasmine proved a huge hit when she toured Colten Care’s […]

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Carer bathes in beans for Children in Need

Carer bathes in beans for Children in Need

A courageous care home worker had 100 cans of baked beans poured over her in aid of Children in Need. Activities Organiser Julia Puia endured the hour-long chilly challenge at family-owned Colten Care’s Lymington home, Court Lodge. Residents, relatives, staff and volunteers donated the cans and took turns to deluge the 23-year-old with the beans, […]

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Admiral Nurse appointment boosts dementia care credentials for South coast care home provider

Admiral Nurse appointment boosts dementia care credentials for South coast care home provider

  South Coast care home provider Colten Care has appointed its first Admiral Nurse to offer specialist support for individuals and families affected by dementia. Created in partnership with the charity Dementia UK, the role is aimed at helping residents’ families and those in the wider communities served by Colten Care’s 20 homes.  The company […]

October 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Winchester care home residents enjoy meeting some unusual visitors

Winchester care home residents enjoy meeting some unusual visitors

Remi the American cornsnake, Millie the giant millipede and Vincent the Russian tortoise were among the more unusual guests during two days of animal encounters at a Winchester dementia care home. Residents at Colten Care’s St Catherines View welcomed expert handlers and their charges from Creature Teachers in New Milton and the Alton-based Mill Cottage […]

October 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Salisbury care home’s safety tested in ‘highly realistic’ fire drill

Salisbury care home’s safety tested in ‘highly realistic’ fire drill

A family-owned care home provider put team members on the spot in a surprise fire drill complete with ‘smoke and fire’, attending fire crews and simulated casualties. The exercise was sprung on staff at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Salisbury in partnership with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service. The home’s safety procedures were prompted to […]

October 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Taste, sights and sounds of Thailand come to Lymington care home

Taste, sights and sounds of Thailand come to Lymington care home

A TASTE of Thailand came to Hampshire when a Lymington care home adopted a Thai theme for its annual barbecue. Residents at Colten Care’s Court Lodge tucked into a tasty selection of traditional dishes while the Southampton Thai Dancers provided colourful entertainment. Jackie Seeborun, Home Manager, said this year’s theme was chosen in tribute to […]

September 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Thank you for the music, Colten Care home tells departing radio presenter

Thank you for the music, Colten Care home tells departing radio presenter

Thank you for the music, Colten Care home tells departing presenter   Care home residents and staff joined volunteers from New Forest Hospital Radio to bid farewell to a popular presenter and leading light of the station.   Mike Robinson, who until recently lived on a boat in Lymington, is moving to the Isle of […]

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Half A Sixpence stars perform at Chichester care home

Half A Sixpence stars perform at Chichester care home

Leading cast members from the musical comedy Half A Sixpence took time out from their critically acclaimed run at Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) to perform at the cathedral city’s newest care home. Charlie Stemp, who plays orphan and central character Arthur Kipps, was joined by fellow actors Emma Williams and Devon-Elise Johnson to entertain residents […]

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