Today we have been very fortunate and the majority of people living at Castleford House received their second dose of the COVID vaccine this afternoon. Similar to the first dose, we did not get a lot of warning that this would happen (approximately five hours) but we have been prepared for this monumental event for…

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A lovely spring outing! Ernest and Joyce enjoyed a little stroll down over the bridge to see what was going on!

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Today we welcomed back Paula Francis to help transform some of our ladies and gents! We have had a day full of pampering! With cuts, sets and blowdries, which the everyone thoroughly enjoyed! When their ‘new do’ was complete, we passed them the mirror so they could admire their new look – we had some…

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Today we have watched the Grand National races! We have followed the Aintree races on television and the Chepstow races online! We have created some ‘Milkwood Money’ for people to place their bets. Two of the ladies won on the 2nd race and Megan won on the 3rd race.We have, of course, watched the races…

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We celebrated the warmer weather with some ice lollies! I think the watermelon ice lollies were the firm favourite!

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We are extremely grateful for the beautiful weather we have had recently and have throughly enjoyed the benefits of Spring, with some sunny afternoons and lighter evenings! So, this week, we have focussed on what our favourite thing about spring is. We have created some spring bunting to display in the home where we have…

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Our lovely residents enjoyed meeting Poppy the dachsy-jack (Jenny our wonderful activity ladies) new puppy! Isn’t she cute? Puppy visits always bring a smile!

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It’s a strange and odd feeling greeting you all, a year after the date when the pandemic began! It would be nice to say life is fully normal, but I don’t think it ever will be totally normal. The Lodge, to date, is able to report a 100% clean sheet on COVID cases – all…

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