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Kingston Vale care home throws a party to mark the 65th anniversary of rock ‘n’ roll

Residents at a local care homestepped back in time and danced away the afternoon to the sound of rock ‘n’roll classics from their youth.

Care UK’s Sherwood Grange carehome, on Robin Hood Lane, threw the 1950s-themed celebration to mark the 65thanniversary of the launch of the record Rock Around the Clock, widelyconsidered Britain’s first rock ‘n’ roll anthem.

To celebrate, the home welcomeddancer Katie Lewis, who performed a routine, aptly called ‘Tap Around TheClock’. The tap dancers jived along to songs from the rock ‘n’ roll era, and bothresidents and team members joined in.

The nationwide initiative, launchedby Care UK, encouraged its care homes across the country to get together and hostrock ‘n’ roll-themed events to mark this iconic anniversary. As well as havingfun, the events were the perfect opportunity for residents to reminisce abouttheir younger years and share memories associated with the 1950s.

Rick Mayne, home manager at SherwoodGrange, said: “Music is alwayspopular in this home, so we all thoroughly enjoyed the 1950s music and dancing.It also gave us all a good excuse to chat about people’s memories – we learnt alot about how rock ‘n’ roll music suddenly became popular with young people andthe friction it caused with some of their parents. Music is a great way toreminisce and can even bring back long-forgotten memories for people livingwith dementia.”

SherwoodGrange is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential anddementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residentsto live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinemaand hair salon, and there is plenty of space both indoors and out, forrelaxation and recreation.

Kingston Vale care home nominated for national award

A care home in Kingston Vale is celebrating havingbeen nominated in the Best for Sporting, Social or Leisure Activities categoryin a national care award.

The Care Home Awards recognise and reward excellenceand innovation for UK care home management, operation and delivery.

Care UK’s Sherwood Grange, on Robin Hood Lane, is afinalist in the Best for Sporting, Social or Leisure Activities category at theCare Home Awards, thanks to the impressive range of activities on offer toresidents at the home which incorporate trips that utilise both local places ofinterest, the museums Central London has to offer and trips to the surroundingarea including Portsmouth, Poole and the coast.

The Lifestyle teamwork tirelessly to develop, amongst other activities, Thames river boat cruises,a Bonfire Night cruise to watch firework displays, trips to Brick Lane Music Hallshows, theatre, pantomime and cultural events such as Chinese Extravaganzaperformances and Indian Bollywood performances, plus talks from local peoplelinked to residents’ interests and visits to the Imperial War Museum and RAFHendon. They even took a gentleman’s group for a Boys & Toys visit to theExcel exhibition centre to see the amazing Motorcycle Show. The Lifestyle teammotto is “if you would like to do it, we can arrange it” and work consistentlyto listen to and access residents previous interests and hobbies in order totailor trips to encompass these particular themes.

One extremelysuccessful initiative, piloted by Sherwood Grange in 2018, was a home swap withanother Care UK home in Dorset, to allow residents to enjoy a holiday away fromhome.

Sherwood Grange also wonCare UK’s RCS Meaningful Lifestyle Award in December 2018. The judges said:“The lifestyle team is a huge asset to Sherwood Grange. Family members believe theteam has added years to their loved ones’ lives and helped them to discover awhole new lease of life.”

Rick Mayne, home manager at Sherwood Grange, said: “We are thrilled tohave been nominated in the Best for Sporting, Social or LeisureActivities category at this year’s Care Home Awards.

“At SherwoodGrange, we place great emphasis on individuals to ensure that everything theydo or experience is meaningful and life-enhancing for them. Ouractivity-based approach to care means that residents are welcome to help around the home, and our extensive range ofactivities and regular outings aim to offer something for everyone.

“Our mission isthat any visitor should come in and feel that they themselves could live inSherwood Grange. The team fully embrace this belief. As I always say ‘happyteam, happy home!’”

Sherwood Grange is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-timeresidential and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed toenable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has itsvery own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors andout, for relaxation and recreation.

For more information on Sherwood Grange, please call customer relationsmanager, Tracey Fountain, on 0333 920 1017, or email tracey.fountain@careuk.com

For more information pleasevisit careuk.com/sherwood-grange

Kingston Vale care home celebrates national award win

A care home in KingstonVale is celebrating after it was recognised at a national awards ceremony.

The Residential Care Services (RCS) Stars awardsrecognise individual and team excellence at more than 100 care homes nationwideacross Care UK’s RCS division.

Having received nominations for three categories, SherwoodGrange on Robin Hill Lane beat off stiff competition to win the MeaningfulLifestyles award, one of 22 awards handed out during the event.

The prize was given in recognition of thelifestyle team at Sherwood Grange, who are constantly thinking of fun andinteresting activities for residents to enjoy, while encouraging independence.

Residents have taken part in virtual realitysessions, theatre visits and even embarked on a holiday to Dorset. Familymembers of Sherwood Grange residents believe that the team have added years totheir loved ones’ lives and helped them to discover a whole new lease of life.

Rick Mayne, home manager at Sherwood Grange, said: “The RCS awards ceremony was a trulyinspirational evening – it was brilliant to hear about the compassion anddedication of team members, as well as the positive impact this has had onresidents, enabling them to lead fulfilling lives.

“We strive to make sure theresidents at Sherwood Grange are constantly encouraged to take part in anyactivity they set their heart on. The team are passionate about providingengaging activities that allow residents to try something new – we will alwaysgo the extra mile to make sure we create meaningful pastimes for residents to enjoy.”

Sherwood Grange is a state-of-the-art care home whichprovides full-time residential and dementia care, as well as short-term respitecare. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, thecare home has its very own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space,both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation.

For more information on Sherwood Grange, please callcustomer relations manager, Tracey Fountain, on 0333 920 1017, or email tracey.fountain@careuk.com

For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/sherwood-grange

Popular ‘planning care for the future’ event returns to Kingston Vale care home

A carehome in Kingston Vale is inviting the local community to a free advice-ledevent designed to provide support for those considering their loved one’sfuture care.

On Thursday 21st March, from 2pm-4pm, the Care UK team at Sherwood Grange, on Robin Hood Lane, will open its doors for the free ‘planning care for thefuture’ event.

Independent specialists Liz Wade, from Melo FinancialPlanning, and Sally Ann Joseph, from Rose & Rose Solicitors, will be on hand to offer professional advice and guidance about funding long-termcare for a loved one – whether it’s in their own homeor in a care home. The experts will also discuss legal matters, such as wills and powerof attorney.

Duringthe event those who attend will have theopportunity to meet the friendly team at SherwoodGrange and have a closerlook at the care home.

Rick Mayne, home manager at SherwoodGrange, said: “We hope allthose considering the future care of a loved one will take the opportunity tobenefit from our expertise, as the advice and guidance provided at this eventhas always been very well received.

“We know that planning future care can bring up a lot of questions, so weare delighted to welcome the local professionals to the event, who are experts in theirfield and can provide practical advice and support.”

Sherwood Grange is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-timeresidential and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed toenable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has itsvery own cinema and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors andout, for relaxation and recreation.

For more information on Sherwood Grange, please call customer relationsmanager, Tracey Fountain, on 0333 920 1017, or email tracey.fountain@careuk.com

For more information pleasevisit careuk.com/sherwood-grange

Pupils from local school join Kingston Vale care home for rhyming fun

It wastime to share rhymes at Kingston Vale care home when it opened its doors to thelocal community to celebrate National Poetry Day.

Residentsat Sherwood Grange care home on Robin Hood Lane joined national celebrations byreading and writing their favourite poems around the theme of ‘change’, whichwere shared to the community during a poetry performance.

The homealso had a special visit from Robin Hood Primary School pupils, who joined inthe celebrations with their own poetry and songs, which were performed toguests and residents.

Homemanager, Rick Mayne, said: “Here at Sherwood Grange activity based care is essentialin supporting residents to lead fulfilling lives and National Poetry Day was agreat example of this.

“It was fantastic to have the local community join us for a day of poetry fun.It was wonderful to see how poetry can bring people from all ages together,everyone enjoyed reading aloud or being read to.

“As wellas being calming and encouraging social interaction, poetry can help people tobring back memories from younger years. This can be especially beneficial forthose living with dementia and can bring about a tremendous sense ofsatisfaction when memories are recalled.

“We had a wonderful time celebrating the theme of ‘change’ and sharingfavourite poems with the local community, and would like to say a big thank youto everyone involved.”

NationalPoetry Day inspires people across the UK to celebrate and promote excellence inpoetry. This year the organisers have chosen a theme of change. For moreinformation, visit www.nationalpoetryday.co.uk/

Sherwood Grange is a state-of-the-art care home whichprovides full-time residential and dementia care, as well as short-term respitecare.

Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable andfulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hairdressers, andthere is plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.

For more information on Sherwood Grange, please callcustomer relations manager Tracey Fountain, on 0333 920 1017, or email tracey.fountain@careuk.com.

For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/sherwood-grange.

Poetry reading and writing is just one of 100 great ideas for fun andmeaningful activities that can be shared with an older loved one. Download CareUK’s free ‘As easy as ABC’ guidebook for more hints and tips: careuk.com/Easy_as_ABC.pdf

CareUK runs 118 homes nationwide. For more information, visit careuk.com

Local care home helps Kingston Vale residents to understand dementia

Posted on behalf of Sherwood Grange care home
Back bypopular demand – Sherwood Grange care home in KingstonVale is inviting the localcommunity to its free event for families caring for those living with dementia.

OnWednesday 31st October, from 2pm-4pm, the team at the Care UK homeon Robin Hood Lane will open the doors to the community for the return of itspopular Understanding Dementia event.

Dementiaspecialist, Dr Nori Graham, will be on hand to help people understand what itis like to live with dementia. There will also be support and practical adviceon what dementia is and how memories are lost, as well as useful tips on how toovercome communication barriers.

Afterthe event there will be a Q&A session and the opportunity to meet the friendlyteam at Sherwood Grange, as well as take a closer look at the care home.

Rick Mayne, home manager at SherwoodGrange said: “We know that itcan be challenging to look after a friend or relative living with dementia.It’s natural to feel confused about how to behave, and our event aims to offerprofessional knowledge and insight to those who need it – as well as provide ahub for shared experiences.

“We want people to know they’re not alone, and we’re here to offer support.We look forward to welcoming them to the home for an inspiring afternoon ofinformation and guidance.”

Sherwood Grange is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-timeresidential and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed toenable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has itsvery own cinema and hairdressers, and there is plenty of space both indoors andout for relaxation and recreation.

For more information on Sherwood Grange, please call customer relationsmanager Tracey Fountain, on 0333 920 1017, or email tracey.fountain@careuk.com.

For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/sherwood-grange.
When
31 Oct 2018 at 2:00pm
until 31 Oct 2018 at 4:00pm
Where
Sherwood Grange
Robin Hood Lane
SW15 3PU

Kingston Vale care home saddles-up for pony visit

Residentsat a Kingston Vale care home welcomed a very special ‘neigh-bour’ when Sootythe pony visited.

Thefriendly pony created a stir when she trotted into Sherwood Grange, on RobinHood Lane, surprising residents after they had talked about their passion forhorses.

ResidentsMichael Ver, who grew up in a small village in Hungary and remembers his earlyyears living on a farm with horses, and Audrey East, who had a stables at herchildhood home, were particularly enamoured with their new furry friend.

Everyonewas thrilled to have the opportunity to stroke and pet her, as well as enjoy aninformative talk on her personality and how she is cared for. Sooty was rescuedby her owner, Maxine, and now spends her days happily visiting care homes andenjoying the fuss and attention.

Sooty was also taken on a tour ofthe care home, visiting residents’ rooms to ensure everyone had the opportunityto meet and interact with her.

Rick Mayne, homemanager at Sherwood Grange, said: “It was wonderfulto see the smiles on everyone’s faces when Sooty arrived at Sherwood Grange. Hervisit created rather a lot of excitement among the residents and Care UK team.

“Petting animals and being intheir company has proven therapeutic benefits, particularly for those livingwith dementia, and you could see from the residents’ reactions just how engagedthey were when given the opportunity to get so close to such a lovely,affectionate animal.”

Sherwood Grange is a state-of-the-art carehome which provides full time residential and dementia care, as well as shortterm respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable andfulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hairdressers, andthere is plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.

For more information on Sherwood Grange,please call customer relations manager Tracey Fountain, on 0333 920 1017, oremail tracey.fountain@careuk.com.

For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/sherwood-grange.