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An excellent, independently-run home offering Residential and 24-hour Nursing Care.
Wonderful, tender, loving, attentive care in a welcoming, stimulating atmosphere.
A Care Home should be managed with humanity and understanding.
Personal relationships should be at the heart of any Home.
There is nothing more magical than seeing youngsters interact with the residents at our Bambino Play date, residents in turn love seeing the babies and toddlers at play. Many of the people here live with dementia and spending time with the young ones brings them joy and happiness that is so lovely to see.
Residents have a terror-ific time carving pumpkins A busy afternoon carving pumpkins, Our lounge now has a wonderful display of creative pumpkin designs.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Residents have started to make clay poppies inspired by the tower of London display. Remembrance Day is a landmark occasion for our residents and we want to make sure the home honoured the commemorative date appropriately.
Residents visited Crockford Bridge annual 'Pumpkin Festival' on Thursday 25th October, Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities.
Our Activity Team hosted a enjoyable musical quiz night. Teams were mixed with residents, staff and family members. All enjoyed refreshments from the Middletons Bar, they had a great time answering questions from music, landmarks to prime minister. All teams played very well indeed, the 4 musketeers team won a well-deserved first place.
At the Grange we really enjoy taking our residents out into our local town. Saturday morning was the perfect time for a browse around the shops. Picking up Christmas cards and toiletries. Stopping off at the local Barber shop for a fresh trim before heading home for lunch.
World Food Fortnight Continues, residents enjoyed a banquet of Polish and Indian Delicacies.
Regular Pet Therapy offers comfort physically and emotionally, bringing about much conversation, reminiscence and laughter. We are passionate about linking nature and laughter in later life.
After the success of the Christmas card appeal we thought we would reach out and launch our postcard appeal, to help our residents remember holidays they went on as children. Since the project began, we have been overwhelmed with the support from members of the public who responded to our appeal on social media. We have received around 40 postcards from all over the country and world. Staff believe the project has helped residents to be part of a wider community and feel the postcards...
Ladies that Lunch, A trip out in the new car to Lyne Farm shop Tea Room.
Seated exercise has been noted to lubricate joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilise individual muscles and increase blood circulation.
Residents of The Grange formed a creative writing group and collaborated to write a poem. The carefully crafted piece describes their feelings, emotions and memories. "Here at The Grange, we like to support residents to continue enjoying their passions and hobbies. Poetry Week gave us a great opportunity to encourage residents to enjoy the benefits of writing – poetry is a great way to express emotions and memories, and the residents really enjoyed teaming up to create this poem together."...
World Food Fortnight came to The Grange, flags from around the world and posters decorated the home. We are lucky to have 14 different nationalities of Staff working for us at The Grange, we asked them to shared famous dishes or family recipes for residents to indulge in. Over the fortnight residents, staff and families sat together sharing different stories about their past, about their memories of visiting different countries and about the histories of each nation that residents had learned...
Pat one of our wonderful care staff has recently been honoured for her long service here at The Grange. Pat has now worked at The Grange Retirement Home for 18 years, and to mark the occasion she was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and cards. We'd all like to thank Pat for her dedication, loyalty and diligence over the last 18 years.
Celebrating world food fortnight. We asked the variety of staff, to cook food from their countries. This was from the Philippines. Everyone had fun trying the different flavors.
All around the world, and even hundreds of miles above it, people celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day today. International Talk Like a Pirate Day is the only holiday on the calendar that encourages people to babble like buccaneers for the sheer, anarchic fun of it. It's been celebrated by millions of people on all seven continents – yes, even on the International Space Station! Staff, residents and families dressed up as pirates for the day and a themed afternoon of top-quality...
One of our goals at The Grange is making sure residents feel they are a part of their home. To accomplish this goal, our staff encourages all residents to stay active by assisting with basic household tasks, such as cleaning up after meals or folding laundry. These tasks help our residents feel like a member of the household, improving their self-esteem, feeling of self-worth and maintaining their strength. Keeping residents physically active and mentally focused helps simulate brain function....
The Grange invites you to join us for a Halloween Party like no other..... Tuesday 30th October 2018 4pm till 6pm An evening of Fun, Games and Live music. Fancy dress prize for best dressed! Family, friends, grandchildren and children all welcome to join in.
Celebrating Roald Dahl's Birthday month, The Grange hosted a WHANGDOODLY Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea Party today. Residents raised their fine bone china cup in celebration, families and friends joined together for a cuppa and lots of Willy Wonka inspired sweet treats and goodies. The dining room was transformed into The Chocolate factory its self, with handmade giant sweets and lollipops, beautifully created by residents.
May I still remember the bright hours that found me walking over the silent hills of my childhood, or dreaming on the margins of the quiet river, when a light glowed within me, and I promised my early God to have courage amid the tempests of the changing years. Prayer – Max Ehrmann (1872 – 1945)
Residents have teamed up with the gardener and chefs, they are enjoying growing herbs and vegetables in the garden. A home-grown tomato will always taste better than a shop brought tomato. If it tastes better, residents will be more likely to eat the healthy, fresh produce they have grown.
Residents, relatives, staff and volunteers of The Grange retirement home came together to spend an afternoon socialising at the home's new Middletons Pub quiz! The dining room was full to the brim when residents and guests came together for an afternoon of trivia fun. Everyone involved had a great time working as teams, answering questions and embracing a bit of friendly competition. The winning team of residents were delighted with their prizes, a delicious box of luxury chocolates. The...
Residents enjoying our new daily breakfast club with the newspapers and riveting conversation.
Residents at The Grange retirement home have today welcomed some new friends into their lives, a group of local mums and their Bambino's came to our home for a play session in the garden. Residents can not stop smiling and look forward to welcoming "Their Bambino's Back" Thank-you everybody who joined us today and we look forward to welcoming you back.
We offer our residents the opportunity to sing numerous times a month as part of their scheduled Activity Program. Residents partake in sing-a-longs, musical entertainers and church services.
We had a lovely trip to Walton riverside. A group of our Residents took great pleasure in feeding the ducks and geese. We had a nice day in the summer sunshine before stopping for a picnic and hot drinks, residents all came back home with lots of stories and very happy memories.
Residents meetings at The Grange are a social affair and a place that gives a sense of control over where our residents live and the way they are supported. Meetings can help develop skills and confidence in residents and creates long term friendships.
Who says you must get all dressed up for a party? The Grange threw a pajama party reminiscent of sleepovers of years past. We donned our favourite PJs and slippers and enjoyed a day of some not so sleepy fun. A more settled afternoon of snacks and the feel-good movie 'Mumma Mia'.
NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE DAY –Observed annually all over the world on August 7, National Lighthouse Day honors the beacon of light that for hundreds of year's symbolized safety and security for ships and boats at sea. Residents really enjoyed making sunset lighthouse arts and crafts.
Sensory stimulation is a broad concept, but it boils down to using a range of materials and activities that can help awaken senses, especially beneficial for our residents who have a memory-related condition such as dementia. We used fiber optic lamps as just one sensory stimulation.
A tasty and messy morning as residents made their own raspberry flans. Which will be taste tested this afternoon with a cup of tea/coffee.
Residents made this amazingly soft scented cornflour and conditioner playdough and it's seriously the silkiest softest playdough ever! The smell around the room was perfumed with coconuts and apple. Benefits we recognised Sensory – enjoying different textures and exploring with hands. Creative – imaginative play, describing textures, manipulating materials Science – mixing, combining, and watching substances change Fine motor skills – moulding...
An afternoon aimed at closing the generation gap. We are inviting you to bring in your toddlers / young children for a play date with our lovely residents. Hot drinks & children's drinks provided. An afternoon Snack for all. Lots of fun and interactive toys. Please let us know if you are interested in join us. Tuesday 21st August from 2.45pm
Sand, Shells, Sea! - All from the comfort of The Grange's back garden. It was a spark of imagination and effort when we brought the seaside to The Grange. Residents spent some time having beach fun and sensory games whilst reminiscing. A lazy after noon was spent being entertained by an accordionist while eating chips in a cone.
Yet another musical afternoon at The Grange. A bit of soul music with their tea and cake. "Where there is life there is music. Where there is music, there is life."
The taster session of two instructors for armchair exercises went well last week so we have decided they will join us every week. This time playing with balls and the parachute so that most of the residents could be involved.
We had our quarterly relatives meeting with the aid of the amazing spread put on by our wonderful Chef. This is where we can update the relatives and have a discussion. Thank you everybody who joined us.
Residents enjoyed a musical afternoon. Lots of 40's music sang by a lovely couple, while having tea and cake.
The residents have been enjoying the hot, sunny weather this week. Playing retro garden games with family and friends. You don't see games like this anymore and it certainly enlightened some younger staff members. All joined in over a cup of tea trying to best each other.
Sand, Shells, Sea all from the comfort of The Grange's back garden. We are to bring the seaside to The Grange. Beach fun and games all day. Afternoon Snacks – Chips in a cone. Natalia the Accordionist at 2.45pm
Today we should all read the first paragraph of this NHS launch leaflet and reflect.
MORE than 120 people attended the Big Top annual summer party at The Grange Retirement Home. We held the annual celebration for residents, their families and friends in our beautiful garden in glorious sunshine. Guests were welcomed into the Big Top Party by a beautiful ring master on stilts, Shelly even catching the attention of passes by who waved. An extravagant spread of food was crafted by Chef and his amazing Team, Residents, Families and Friends enjoyed the wide...
We had a taster session of two instructors for armchair exercises. Most of the residents got involved. Both instructors are qualified in Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury and work with the elderly on a regular basis with specific experience in working with people that have suffered from strokes. One is a qualified psychotherapist.
Residents enjoyed being in the sunshine this week. Having lunch Al fresco as well as afternoon entertainment, with their tea and ice lollies.
We welcomed the talented London Children's Ballet to preform, The Canterville Ghost at The Grange on Saturday. The resident's thoroughly enjoyed themselves, with all the bright costumes and storyline. Thank you all for attending.
Ladies and Gentlemen at The Grange, have been enjoying the warmer weather this week. An afternoon dedicated to a day at the races where everybody enjoyed choosing and creating their own hats and fascinators and then wearing them whilst sipping on Prosecco and enjoying fresh strawberries & cream. Residents chose horses from each race and cheered them on while watching Ladies Day at Royal Ascot live on the big screen.
A group of our staff took part in Dementia training and are now, proudly Dementia Friends. By involving a variety of staff not only means more general awareness about how dementia affects people's lives, it also fights stigma and fear.
Afternoon Tea fever swept through the Grange. With cakes, tombola, singing and dancing. 'An afternoon to remember', while raising £200 for the Alzheimer's Society. Thank you everyone who joined us.
It's been a busy day baking & decorating cakes, ready for tomorrow's Alzheimer's Society's Afternoon Tea and Cake Tombola
Come and join use for the London Children's Ballet preforming The Canterville Ghost on the 23rd June at 11am.