Residents at Elmhurst enjoying a few different Chinese dishes!
Every morning, Courtland Lodge resident Joan gets the Metro brought to her by the home’s activity worker and after breakfast, she and her friend Jean settle in in the Sun Lounge. Jean works on her word search book while Joan reads her some of her favourite headlines from the day! It’s lovely to see the two friends enjoying their own morning routine in the home!
On Saturday 3rd February 2018, Winifred Apps was joined by five generations of her family, friends and staff at Nevetts in Buntingford to celebrate her 100th birthday.
Win was born in London on 2nd February 1918. She grew up one of four sisters, two older and one younger and was close with her family. During WWII, she enlisted in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) and moved to Suffolk. It was here that she met Charles, a soldier stationed at the same base who soon became her husband.
Quantum Care is celebrating after being recognised as one of the top operators in the country in a prestigious national magazine!
We were ranked as the 5th best care provider in England, following an independent review of the care sector by consumer group Which?.
The analysis found that over 92% of Quantum Care’s homes are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission - significantly outperforming the national average.
Dukeminster Court invited staff, family, friends and other organisations that have helped in raising the funds that have enabled Dukeminster Court to purchase their own mini-bus. Speeches by our Director of Operations, Stewart Mynott and Home Manager Marta Carter were followed by a toast and unveiling of the mini-bus named ‘The Duchess’.
Unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side but the party continued long into the afternoon indoors with afternoon tea and live entertainment.
Well done Dukeminster Court! We look forward to seeing lots of outings planned this year.
Residents from Pinewood Lodge visited the Rickmansworth Aquadrome as part of the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch! They spotted many different types of birds and were joined by the geese and swans who came up close to the group. Afterwards, they headed to the café for a bit of tea and cake!
Providence Court took part in the Big Garden Bird Watch and put plenty of preparation into the event. They had coloured pictures of birds around the home and bird cakes made up to hang in their garden! The weekend was very popular, even enticing residents who often don’t come along to activities to get stuck in!
For the Big Garden Bird Watch, residents at The Fairway spend a lovely morning chatting about birds and painting bird boxes for the garden over tea and biscuits. The residents chose the bright colours for the boxes and were very impressed with the end results!
Happy 93rd birthday to Lawrence at Dukeminster Court! Staff decorated Lawrence’s favourite area in the home and presented him with a delicious birthday cake which he cut and shared out for everyone!
Greenacres residents have been enjoying visits to the Notcutts Garden Centre, enjoying the last of the Christmas displays and seeing them get ready for spring (as well as getting a few ideas for their own garden)!