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Recreational coordinator, Avonpark care home

Posted by on February 23, 2011
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We are organising our Burns supper and are going all out as it has been such a dreary winter.  We have highland dancers coming in, a piper and 2 men from the local Masonic Lodge to come in and address the haggis and toast the lassies.  One of our own clients have also volunteered to say the Selkirk grace.  Looking forward to it already.

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Halloween

Posted by on August 24, 2009
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Hello my name is Melanie and I’m a Activities Co-ordinator at Dorset House in Droitwich.

At Dorset House I organised a halloween party we started off my having the local nurseries visit us in costume to do trick or treating at dinnertime, this was convient for us as well as the children as all the residents were in one place and the children stayed for refreshments we had sweets on each dining room table and the residents enjoyed giving out the treats plus we could monitor no money was exchanged.

The staff dressed up including some of the residents and i decorated the dining room with decorations, which the residents made the week before in Arts and Crafts Sessions.

At tea time we had a spooky menu which we served food with scarey names e.g. Eyeball and blood punch ( Blackcurrent juice with grapes) Then i went round the residents with a box decorated in halloween paper and each resident had to put there hand in to get a prize, everyone enjoyed themselves as it was like trick or treating again when they were younger.

Finally we had a bingo session where we invited the residents and their relatives to join in and had a raffle with a few prizes, tickets cost £3.00 for a book and a glass of fruit juice or wine.

Hope this helps with Halloween this year.

Mock Wedding in Greenock!

Posted by admin on February 04, 2009
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Article from the Greenock Telegraph. Originally published, page 3 on 26/08/2008 click here for a link

WEDDING bells boomed out at Balclutha Court care home last week as staff gave residents a day to remember.

They arranged a mock wedding as a spot of fun and got everyone involved, with managers becoming vicars and carers becoming bridesmaids for the day.

Two of the residents, Andy McLaughlin and Anna Duncan, also played their part as the blushing brides parents.

In front of guests from the home, groom for the day Stuart Hayton married his colleague, Karen Darroch, and a great time was had by all at a reception afterwards.

Karen Dillon, the activities co-ordinator at Balclutha, said: It started off as a wee bit of fun but everyone got into the spirit of it. The residents had an absolute ball.

We have to thank Homebase for giving us an arch for the ceremony, plus Keogh and Savage, Passionara and Mystique for supplying wedding outfits.