Over the past few months, we have been undergoing a complete branding update. As you can already see, our sparkling new website has taken shape. Not only does it look fresh and vibrant but our main aim was to make it easy for everyone to navigate and find the information that they need to know…

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We welcomed locals to our summer fête fundraiser, held in our newly refurbished garden. There were lots of different stalls, including a BBQ, face painting for the children, hook a duck and tin can alley. If the children won a game, they received a prize, if not, they still received a little goodie bag, filled…

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Residents and families were thrilled that Squeak, the Shetland pony, called in to see us at our summer fête. Cheryl gave Squeak a carrot. Denise loved grooming Squeak and knew exactly how to brush the little pony. Denise enjoyed every second, look at her big smile!

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During the month of July, Applewood were again invited to work with the Anvil Arts Project.  We were given the opportunity to experience a virtual symphony orchestra up-close.  The virtual performance focused on specific sections of the orchestra’s music which had been filmed and recorded from ‘The Planets’ by Holst.  This was a new experience…

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The charity golf day, held on 6th July, raised a staggering £4,875. This amazing amount of money will go towards providing additional activities for our residents.  We have already booked a Christmas pantomime and are planning various other events throughout the year. We are very grateful for everyone who took part or donated. We have…

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We brought out the bunting and prayed for the weather to hold for our annual summer garden party. It was a lovely sunny occasion and residents, families and staff enjoyed sitting outside, drinking Pimms and socialising in the fresh air. The musical entertainment was provided by a duet, the kitchen team provided a lovely barbeque,…

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On 9th May, Archie and John went to visit the Mining Museum Big Pit where they were met by a group of coal miners, who warmly welcomed them. Archie was thrilled, as it was here where he worked for many years, when he was younger. The coal miners gave our pair a tour, but Archie…

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Now that summer is here, we have had the opportunity to get green fingered and plant some beautiful flowers and herbs in our raised beds and baskets. Our residents took a trip to Rosebourne Garden Centre and picked out flowers they liked best to complement our patio area. We then spent the afternoon planting hanging…

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The owner of Milkwood Care, Robin, popped in to join us having fun with animal encounters. The Orchard residents thoroughly enjoyed there morning holding various animals

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We are very lucky at The Orchard because when the sun comes out it gets quite hot and the clients like to make the most of it by going outside enjoying a cup of tea or a glass of wine soaking up the sun.

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