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5th Chertsey Brownies unit visited residents at The Grange for a natter and a sing-along carol concert. Joined by the Brownies, the residents spent a festive evening getting in to the Christmas spirit singing classic Christmas carols, before chatting to one another about their plans for upcoming holiday and what they enjoy most about Christmas. The Brownies first visited the residents of The Grange last Christmas and couldn't wait to welcome them back and looked forwards to seeing how much they...
Christmas Pet therapy is just, as it says therapeutic and fantastic fun. Residents cuddled with the guinea pigs George and Bubbles, tickled the bunnies, stroke the chicken Henrietta (in her nappy), gazed at the beautiful White Doves, pampered the Shih tzu dogs in her festive elf outfit, it was amazing to see the baby hedgehog and we fell in love with the kittens all over again.
Santa came early to The Grange, to read some of the cards we have received 'To Someone Special'. This is our Christmas card appeal. Again, another amazing turn out. Thank you everyone that sent cards. Residents enjoyed meeting Santa and hearing the lovely things people wrote.
What better way to start the festive Masquerade day than with a delicious festive 3 course lunch expertly cooked by Chef Chris and his little Elves (Anna, Pit, Vasil, Marian and Helen). Served by waitresses dressed in White (Bryony, Carol, Stella and volunteer Fay) and table wine and drinks poured while Christmas harmonies playing in the back ground. Residents, families and friends of The Grange came together at the Christmas Masquerade Ball last night. There were handmade masks,...
Residents enjoyed a blast from the past when lets-all-dance theatre company performed 'The Blitz'.
Our residents at The Grange took great delight in making Christmas cake's. Bryony our activity coordinator used her experience in sugar craft and the residents artistic flair to create beautifully hand sculpted snowmen, snowflakes and holly sprigs.
Staff and resident at The Grange enjoyed kicking off the Christmas festivities this year by celebrating the official Elf Day, organised by the Alzheimer's Society. The event encouraged people to dress up as elves for the day, in order to support the charity's #ElfDay and help raise awareness of dementia. A Cake Tombola and afternoon tea was enjoyed by Friends and Families of the residents.
Residents begin to make the Christmas decorations ready to go up for the festive season. This year the Christmas tree in the activity room will be decorated from top to bottom in decorations made by resident's families and staff of The Grange.
Music Therapy sessions have shown that music allows residents to explore issues and emotions to create a more positive environment, which is what our activities teams and Irene from 'Chiltern Music Therapy' aim to do through their weekly sessions. Residents can take part in improvised music making or songs that they already know. They are encouraged to use instruments and their voice but also listen to each other. The sessions are tailored to the individual environment and designed to allow participants...
Being shown new sights, sounds and experiences is important for everyone, at The Grange we make the most of our fabulous local community and all it has to offer.
If you didn't know any better, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in a dream. Staff got into the slumber party mood by dressing in a mixture of nighties and jammies. The afternoon was spent enjoying entertainers R&R who got down with staff wearing their PJ's and slippers. "I've never been to a pyjama party before and it was great fun." – Resident
Residents and staff all gather around, full of excitement as we they waited for our visitor to arrive. We started off by showing a lovely giant snail from Africa! We learnt that the snail's slime was in fact a great face moisturiser. The residents and staff were not very keen on having the huge snail in their hands but certainly enjoyed seeing it up close. One by one we sore more animals such as; a cockroach, millipede, rat and of course a snake! Zoolab's where fantastic as they gave us great information...
We have said goodbye to a wonderful and much-loved member of staff. Grace has been with The Grange for 6 and a half years and some of those years as the Deputy Manager. Grace's colleagues and the home's residents gathered together to toast a fond farewell at a surprise leaving party full of food, Coca-Cola and presents. Grace has made a huge impact on The Grange and will be sadly missed. From all your friends at The Grange, a huge thank you for everything you have given to...
Remembrance Day is a time when we have the collective opportunity to remember the men, women and animals who gave so much, selflessly and who in their 100's of thousands, made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives, including those serving today, we are all thankful for the freedoms they fought for in the past and continue to protect today. Residents at The Grange rolled up their sleeves to craft beautiful homemade clay poppies. The stunning poppies have been professional framed and...
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Date: Saturday 24 Nov Start time: 11 00am End time: 12 00 noon Address: The Grange, Ruxbury Road, Chertsey Surrey KT16 9EP Public session: Yes Wheelchair accessible: Yes Parking on site: Yes Other information: Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions,...
Residents of The Grange came together to remember those have fallen in battle this weekend, as part of the home's Remembrance Day activities. Leading up to Remembrance Day, many of the residents created beautiful poppy painting, which were displayed around the home. Reverent Ken and Wife Barbara joined the home for a special Remembrance Day service, which many of the residents were pleased to be able to attend lighting candles and singing hymens.
What a fantastic firework display by our lovely Basil & Aaron, thank-you! Residents, families and friends enjoyed a mug of hot chocolate and a breath taking 45 minute show.
On Tuesday 30th October The Grange held a spooktacular Halloween party for residents, family members and the team. The home was decorated in spooky Halloween decorations and had creepy crawlies in the flowers. Team members came dressed in their scariest costumes which included witches and a Skellington. Residents also got in the festive spirit with face paint witches' hats and masks. The party goers played less traditional games such as Pinata and the event was enjoyed by all! The residents...
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...