Over the weekend we decided to put our culinary skills to use and create some cake jars and mini sponges. We chose what flavours to use and combined the ingredients. One resident chose salted caramel, another chose raspberry ripple, one chose lemon curd and another resident chose chocolate. We used cake cutters to create our…

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We made the most of the beautiful sunshine and took a stroll around the neighbourhood. We even made one of our residents her very own daisy chain.

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Residents have been having fun interacting with our new Dementia table. We are so grateful for contributions that helped make this possible!There are lots of games, puzzles and sensory apps to interact with and it is turning into a real hit with our residents …. and staff!

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Castleford House and everyone associated with us was extremely saddened by the news that Prince Philip passed away.This week, to commemorate him, we had a lunch with Greek-inspired food, the country he was born in and British food, where he lived for most of his life. We used traditional Greek feta cheese as our main…

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We have had a positive couple of weeks. Residents have received their second vaccinations and visits inside the home are increasing due to lateral testing and easing restrictions and the hairdresser has returned and we are hoping for a visit from our barber next week!

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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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