To celebrate National Earth Day, we have been completing a recycling project this week. We used a cardboard box to make our very own plant pot. We think our resident has done a fab job and is a wonderful addition to the care home!

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Today we have celebrated Earth Day, which is an international event celebrated around the world to pledge support for environmental protection. To honour this day we have an had an Earth-themed afternoon tea, which has been very colour coordinated! We enjoyed homemade cake and biscuits. Some of the people living at Castleford have helped make…

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Back by popular demand, today we have held cheese tasting! We have had seven difference cheeses to taste and score. These were; Cheddar with garlic and herb, coastal cheddar bite, Mexican hot, aged Red Leicester, five counties cheese, port wine derby and caramelised red onion cheddar! To accompany the cheese tasting we have had a…

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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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