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    St Ives Country House Care officially opened by Lord and Lady Fellowes


    St Ives Country House Care has been officially today by the Lord and Lady Fellowes of West Stafford. Felicity Irwin, Chairman of Care South, was joined by Lord and Lady Fellowes to celebrate the official unveiling of St Ives Country House Care together with Care South’s Chief Executive, Susan Willoughby and staff, relatives and residents […]


    Cupcake and fundraising success at Templeman House


    Residents at Templeman House recently organised and held a fantastic fundraising coffee morning, to help raise vital funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Staff and residents came together with family and friends to enjoy the charity coffee morning, where they were treated to delicious cakes and steaming pots of tea and coffee. During the morning, the […]


    Cupcake Day at Queensmead for the Alzheimer’s Society


    Last week Queensmead marked the UK’s official Cupcake Day, to help raise vital funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. The preparations for the day kept everybody busy – not only did the home’s Chef make the cupcakes, but so did the residents and staff, as they didn’t want to miss out on the fun! Everyone had […]


    Out and about at Templeman House


    Residents at Templeman House have been very busy enjoying the summer weather during June, with lots of outings and activities taking place. First up, residents took an outing to Parkstone to visit the popular Trinidad Village Café. Everyone tucked into delicious sweet treats and enjoyed many a cup of tea, whilst having a great catch […]


    Maiden Castle House celebrates 10 years of care

    Maiden Castle House - 10th Anniversary

    Maiden Castle House in Dorchester has celebrated an extra special anniversary, reaching its 10th year of providing care for the community, since first opening its doors in June 2007. The anniversary was marked with a commemorative event, which saw Care South residents and staff gather with the community and Mayor of Dorchester to enjoy a […]


    Lone Reveller visits St Ives


    Residents at St Ives House welcomed local guitarist and singer, The Lone Reveller, otherwise known as Nigel Revill, for a session of music. Nigel performed an eclectic mix of popular songs from the 1950s onwards, including hits from The Everley Brothers, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and Engelbert Humperdinck. The […]


    Tea party at St Ives

    Tea and Cakes at St Ives

    Residents at St Ives Place enjoyed getting together for a good old chat over tea and cake recently. The residents met up at the Bistro in St Ives, where they took the opportunity to socialise with fellow apartment owners. A delicious spread of sandwiches and cakes was provided for the tea party by the home’s […]


    National Care Home Open Day gets a bit of Oomph! at Kenwith Castle

    Oomph! at kenwith Castle

    Kenwith Castle kicked off its National Care Home Open Day celebrations last week, with an Oomph! session. These fun-filled exercise sessions always go down well with the residents, providing an opportunity to get moving, either from the safety of their armchairs or standing up, to a mix of feel-good tunes. Using a range of props, […]


    Green fingered residents at Sussexdown create new vegetable garden


    Residents at Sussexdown’s Princess Alexandra House have been creating a new vegetable garden and the end results are proving very tasty! Princess Alexandra House is a 20-bed unit, designed especially for residents with dementia. The unit boasts its own accessible garden in a central area. Thanks to a kind donation of two large raised planters, […]


    105th birthday celebrations at Beauchamp House


    Beauchamp House hosted a very special birthday party for one of its residents, Pam (Irene) Chilcott, to celebrate her turning 105 years old. Pam was thrilled to receive a special card from the Queen. Born in Luton, Bedfordshire in 1912, Pam spent much of her life travelling around the world, visiting countries including Hong Kong, […]

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