Today we have had a lovely Valentine’s day at Castleford. Our day to celebrate love consisted of a visit from Ernie the love pug, valentines afternoon tea and sharing our best valentines advice! Instead of a love bug at Castleford, we had Ernie the love pug! Ernie dressed perfectly for the occasion and people showed…

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Everyone enjoying the first game of the six nations with a cold pint and snacks of course!

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Tony, Neil, Judith, Edith, David (Santa was having a day off), Nina and her mum celebrated Christmas Day in style, with a lovely traditional dinner (with all the trimmings) and a glass of fizz. Edith and Judith had a great time and pulled a cracker together and the little jokes made them chuckle together. The…

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Today has been a very special day at Castleford! One of our resident’s, who came to live with us a year ago, has longed for a dog to keep her company in her room. So this year, her Christmas wish was to have a dog. So we made it happen! Working with her family we…

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Tea 4 TwoWe welcomed Tea For Two, otherwise known as Janet & Matthew, back to sing and entertain the residents. It’s the first time we have been able to have entertainment since last March. Residents and staff were very excited to see them again. John, Gaye, Neil, Christine, Rosemary, Ann, Tony, Ray, Edith and Susan…

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We gave our residents a the true German Christmas Market experience! We set several stalls up, all selling various items that our residents could buy for their loved ones. We also plenty of cheese and German beer to sample!

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Applewood enjoyed a visit from a very well known bear around the same time as Children In Need, in November.He was very popular and made himself quite at home. The WI ladies enjoyed teaching him how to bake.

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One indoor activity that residents love is hitting a balloon around the room to each other. This game brings lots of smiles to any group. It also encourages stretching and concentration.

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Milkwood Care is delighted to announce that its Reading based residential care home, Braeburn Lodge, has been named a Top 20 Care Home in South East England 2021 by carehome.co.uk. Carehome.co.uk’s annual prestigious Top 20 Care Home Awards 2021 highlight the most recommended care homes in each region of the UK. The Awards are based on over 55,000…

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