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Happy St Patrick's Day everyone from our home to yours the residents are very busy today making posters and leprechaun pots to celebrate. The day is flying by with all the fun and laughter that is being had with the staff and the residents! We hope you are all having a wonderful St Patricks Day!
Flower arranging the resident had a wonderful time arranging the flowers for the dinning room tables it helps to improve the dining experience as it gives a conversation starter for the residents to discuss. Flower arragning is theraputic also as it is a hands on task that improves cognition.
Pet therapy came to The Grange this afternoon the residents loved interacting and cuddling the animals, The animals really help to soothe worries and anxieties it is such a good hour that the residents have. The smile on the residents faces is so great to see as for most it is a remidner of pets they had when they were younger. Pet therapy is proven to boost moods, lower isolation risks and put a smile on anybodys face staff residents and family members loved the animals and the...
Yesterday Zoe and Carol did an interactive tea trolled for the residents! We had an amazing time seeing the residents smile and engage with us about the era of our costumes it is familar to some of the residents as they could see there parents or themselves wearing similar items when they were younger. The tea trolleys are an excellent way to engage one on one with each resident as we offer a hit beverage and some biscuits.
Flower arranging with The Residents this is a favourite activity of there's especially those who previously grew flowers in there homes. The colours and the scent of the flowers add a fantastic sensory and reminisce experience for all those involved. The flower arranging allows the residents to chat about memories past and there favourite flowers. Relatives always love to join in alos as they remeber their parents tending to the flowers from a very early age.
Description: The Grange would like to wish every one a Happy Valentines Day.The residents have had a fantastic day full of love, kindness and fun! Thank you too Beth Musical Moments and to Natalia for providing a fabulous day for our residents!
It is that time again for The Granges weekly exercise class to ensure the residents stay active. This class is loved by the residents as Natalie always makes it fun, upbeat and enjoyable.
The residents had a fabulous time joining in with the big garden bird watch. The activities team ensured the residents had a lot of fun by making replica clay birds from the birds they had seen in the garden.
The Residents made bird feeders this morning to ensure we have plenty of birds visit our garden for our big garden bird watch on the 29th January. The residents are very excited as to which birds they are hoping to see!
Musical Moments is one of the Residents favourite! Musical Moments gets the residents moving whilst keeping it entertaining as they sing along to songs of the past! Music helps to create a relaxing atmosphere in the home and the perfect way for the residents to engage with eachother.
The residents have had a lovely morning playing scrabble and discussing current affairs. Scrabble helps to keep the residents engaged and focused whilst creating words out of the letters they have chosen. Scrabble is a game enjoyed by all there has been smiles and laughs all round the table this morning.
The residents had a wonderful evening seeing in the new year. The residents have been discussing personal new year resolutions alot of them include love and happiness. The home was full of laughter and smiles with Residents eager to see what 2020 will bring.
Christmas Day at The Grange for our Residents and Staff we make it as fun and enjoyable for everyone as possible. Santa Claus comes in and delivers gifts to the excited Residents. The atmosphere is full of love and cheer it makes for a really special day. Every Resident has a busy and fun filled day which puts a smile on everyone's face.
The residents loved seeing the staff dressed up playing games in the morning. In the afternoon we had Natalia come in to sing for us the residents adored the whole afternoon. The residents had a lovely time socialising with each other and families.
Residents and Staff rolled up their sleeves and created beautiful poppy displays for Remembrance Day. Armistice day is held every year on the 11th of November, it commemorates the signing of the armistice between the allies and Germany at 11am on the 11th of November 1918.
This year The Grange held a spooktacular Halloween party for residents, family members and friends. The home was decorated in spooky Halloween bunting and a giant spider hanging over the party. Our wonderful staff came dressed in their mysterious costumes which included the mad hatter, Skellington and a devil queen. Residents also got in the festive spirit wearing brightly coloured wigs and witches and wizards' hats. Residents favourite entertainer Terry came dressed as a life size pumpkin...
Staff and residents at The Grange, have been busy getting into the spirit of Halloween and preparing for a special Halloween party this coming Friday. Residents were invited to sculpt a decorative Halloween pumpkin. While residents had a lot of fun sculpting some magnificent masterpieces, using traditional shapes to make faces, two residents went the extra mile and created beautiful decorative pumpkins using power tools to generate the patterned effect when a tealight is inside.
After England's victory on Saturday morning residents and staff all enjoyed watching the the Wales vs South Africa game on Sunday. Roll on Saturday where England take on south Africa in the Rugby World Cup final 2019.
Residents at The Grange enjoyed a superhero themed interactive tea trolley as part of comic book week. Superhero themed Music played as batman and Deadpool went around filling the home with laughter and fun. Freshly baked chocolate and cherry cake was the perfect pairing for our superheroes to offer along with hot tea and Coffees.
The team at The Grange was delighted to achieve an impressive CQC report that rated the home as 'Good' in all areas, demonstrating that the home is providing high standards of care for Residents and is Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsible and Well-Led.
A group of enthusiastic bakers gathered ready to embrace their inner chefs and enjoy an afternoon of cooking. Armed with a table full of fresh ingredients and plenty of aprons, the residents grabbed their wooden spoons and got stuck into making the cake and cupcake mix, before handing them over to Chef to bake.
Perfect start to a Saturday morning, residents had a great time playing a game of dominoes with each other and we squeezed in a quick natter and a cuppa in between games.
Today we took a group of our residents on a trip to Bocketts Farm in Leatherhead. We started the day with a stunning lunch at the farm café, situated in a converted barn with exposed beams and a giant hanging Chicken. The farm boasts a variety of animals to get up close to including, horses, ponies, donkeys, llamas, goats, guinea pigs, rabbits, alpacas and birds. We enjoyed walking around the farm admiring the animals and we had a chance to feed the lambs, goats and alpaca's,...
Residents at the grange have been celebrating by throwing Bryony a surprise classy bridal shower afternoon tea. Staff and residents came together and arranged the surprise party, that was complete with decorations, cake and games for activity coordinator Bryony, who got married at the weekend. The afternoon was full of fun and laughter and it was nice for residents and staff to reminisce about their own wedding day. Bryony said "it was a complete shock and so unexpected, thankyou everyone...
Residents and staff gave our new 'mum to be' a wonderful Pink themed baby shower. Residents enjoyed an afternoon of gift giving, games and tea & cake. We all wish Abi all the best and very much look forward to meeting her beautiful baby girl very soon.
Birthday wish granted, Costa coffee and a slice of their chocolate cake! Couldn't think of a better birthday treat.
Making the most of the sunshine residents enjoyed a game of pirate bingo in the garden. With lots of Ahoy's and shiver me timbers when they won everybody enjoyed an afternoon of fun as part of international Talk like a Pirate Day 2019.
As part of Italian week residents enjoyed an afternoon of speciality coffees and great conversation, from Cappuccino's to Caramel Latte.
We sadly say goodbye to the lovely Francesca a nursing student who has spent 6 weeks with us! The resident presented her with Flowers, cake and a beautiful card.
Our summer holiday singalong Bambino Play date was a big success, residents loved teaching the Bambino's how to work the variety of music instruments while coming together for a fun morning of songs and games. Thank you to everyone who joined us.
The power of music, especially singing, can unlock memories and kick start the grey matter. It seems to reach parts of a damaged brain in ways other forms of communication cannot. Beth from Musical Moments visits residents here at The Grange every week and provides stimulating, fun and energetic music therapy sessions.
The Interactive tea trolley is a favourite amongst the residents here at The Grange and this trolley was a massive hit! Staff, residents and families had a great afternoon singing along to songs and enjoying a refreshing hot tea with cake.
These days traditional families can be separated by distance or time, but programmes that bring children and older adults together could change moods, outlooks on life and improve overall well-being of everyone involved. Children are the worlds' future but that doesn't mean we should consign older generations to the past. At The Grange we always welcome the younger generation into our home offering planned play dates, parties and one to one visits.
The Grange held a food tasting event for residents as part of the Indian Independence week celebrations. For residents who may be losing interest in food and participating in mealtimes – an activity that focuses on stimulating the senses can provide the key to encouraging them to eat or being able to enjoy food again. For some, an activity that encourages sharing of memories related to food may be a powerful and positive experience. Residents enjoyed a tasting menu including; chicken...
As we get older it becomes even more important to remain active, to stay healthy and maintain our independence. Resident's enjoyed playing a game of indoor hockey as part of Indian Independence week and it is a fun way to stay active while having fun.
This week residents at The Grange are celebrating Indian Independence Week. The activity girls dressed in stunning Sarees, hot off the plane from India and lent to them by one of the Nurses. Residents where amazed by the colours and the feel of the fabrics. The interactive Tea trolley played lively fun Bollywood music as it visited all the residents serving hot teas and coffee, it was great to see residents danced along to the beat.
As part of our International Beer Week Celebrations a small group of residents enjoyed a pint of larger in the sun down the local pub.
This week residents at The Grange took part in 'The week of Arts' this is a creative week of self-expression. We asked for volunteers as well as hiring in the professionals, the week was jam packed with fun an exciting art related activity. Residents enjoyed getting creative with flower arranging, getting their hand dirty with painting, sticky with collage and so much more. We are immensely proud of all the residents who took part in 'The Week of Arts'. We thank the many...
With summer temperatures soaring, many residents have been taking advantage of our home's extensive outdoor space, relaxing with a spot of gardening, or simply enjoying their surroundings. Residents here at The Grange enjoyed an impromptu paddling pool party, complete with fruit coolers and ice cream, to enjoy in the summer heatwave. After an appeal to find and contact the local ice-cream man to pay us a visit here at The Grange (With no luck), the wonderful Chelsea went out of her way and...
Our lovely residents at The Grange worked together and created beautiful hung butterfly feeder ready for the afternoons Big Butterfly Count. The summer sun shone, and residents loved sitting out watching the butterflies dance around the garden.
Beautiful fresh baked cake for a special ladies birthday.
We host weekly Musical Moments sessions at The Grange and music and movement is a guaranteed pairing for fun and laughter. Our residents always look forward to this regular activity and as you can see, we all get into the swing of it during these
To celebrate Bastille Day "la Fête nationale", residents at The Grange enjoyed a fun-filled week with French themed quiz's, fancy dress and a brief history lesson. They then set about making French flags for Thursday Celebrations. Jimmy Entertained residents with his stunning voice and French classic songs! The home was filled with song and laughter.
Our amazing activity team hosted another fabulous Wimbledon Tennis interactive trolley. Adorned in their finest Tennis outfits the girls visited each resident singing as they went. The residents got involved singing and dancing along before enjoying fresh British Strawberries and double cream. "it's like we are at Wimbledon sat on Henman Hill" – Resident.
Residents really enjoyed helping the chef this morning by working together to cut up enough strawberries for everybody to enjoy later, maintaining independence and providing mental well-being is at the heart of all activities here at The Grange.
Celebrating National Chocolate Day, The Grange hosted a WHANGDOODLY Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon Garden Party. Residents raised their fine bone china cup in celebration, with the warm weather and melting chocolate everybody enjoyed the selection of ice-creams and chocolatey toppings. The garden was transformed into The Chocolate factory itself, with handmade giant sweets and lollipops, beautifully created by residents. Willy Wonka lent us his chief Umpa Lumpa Natalia, she...
The benefits of gardening for the elderly is vast. It's an enjoyable, gentle form of exercise that helps increase levels of physical activity, it helps mobility and encourages the use of all motor skills. Gardening can also help reduce stress levels, promote relaxation and it provides mental stimulation and interest in nature and the outdoors. Here at The Grange, we put the happiness of our residents first and for the residents who naturally enjoy gardening, this is an easy choice. We encourage...
We believe in any excuse for our residents to enjoy themselves, so we celebrate themed events throughout the year. Our Annual Garden Party is the highlight! MORE than 160 people attended the Wild West annual summer party at The Grange Retirement Home. We held the celebration in our beautiful Garden in glorious sunshine. Thank You Everybody who joined us yesterday (Saturday 29th June). Guests were welcomed into the Wild West Party by a beautiful Cowgirl on stilts. Visitors and staff got...
The Activity Team pulled out all the stops to make sure our residents enjoyed some special treats to mark Fathers' Day. The 'Grandad Special' interactive tea trolley was decorated in Fathers' day banners and classic pub songs played, as the trolley went floor by floor. The girls took inspiration from the older generation, dressed in trousers, shirt and braces not forgetting the all-important flat cap. George (Carol) and Norman (Bryony) visited each resident singing as they went,...
We really promote healthy lifestyles here at The Grange as it is so important for everyone's well-being to live well and be active so that is why we bring the benefits of a local gym to our residents. Exercise not only improves physical fitness and mobility which can help people to maintain independence, but also has proven benefits to improve sleep, social interaction, confidence, self-esteem and mood for residents.