Like everyone during lockdown, we have been looking for new things to do. So, after having an afternoon talking about all the television programmes that everyone enjoyed in the 70s, 80s and 90s, we decided to recapture some of the moments. First, was ‘Play your Cards Right’, which was originally hosted by Bruce Forsyth. As…

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Both staff and residents celebrated Cup Cake Day by making and decorating cup cakes. The staff and residents all made lovely cakes and decorated them with various toppings. David, one of the residents here at Chatterwood, was the judge and he chose the toffee popcorn cakes, which looked lovely presented in red and white striped…

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To keep everyone amused during lockdown, we often get the Karaoke machine out and staff and residents sing along. Abba seems to be the most popular choice, probably because everyone knows the words. We do this in the communal areas, and Alex and Sam have been taking it around residents’ rooms for those who don’t…

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We have recently had a spell of really hot weather and residents have enjoyed eating Ice lollies to cool down.

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Valerie, Sheila, Doreen and David all recently celebrated their birthdays at Chatterwood. They all received lots of cards and some presents from their friends and families and were all presented with a birthday cake to mark their occasion.

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Everyone had been looking forward to our VE Day 75 celebrations and the day did not disappoint! We hung out the Union flags and made and displayed our own VE Day bunting. The staff dressed up in vintage or military outfits and everyone enjoyed our indoor street party. It was a great day of reflection…

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During lockdown we have all been amusing ourselves joining in quizzes and playing games. The game that proved to be most popular and the greatest fun was Skittles. Much of the fun and laughter came from those who missed the skittles or who took ages to let go of the ball. The residents really enjoyed…

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Castleford House combined our Halloween and 20th anniversary celebrations and enjoyed a super party for residents, staff and families. There were some fabulous dressing up outfits and everyone had fun watching the tremendous fireworks display. This month, Milkwood Care celebrated 20 years since its first home was opened!  Milkwood House is 20 years old this…

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Rosina and Jim enjoyed a romantic moment on Rosina’s birthday and took to the floor. The couple, who used to love dancing socially before Rosina moved to Chatterwood, were taking part in the talent show, which was a very popular recent indoor event with everyone who participated.

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One of our residents, Ian, was greatly surprised when his sister and his nieces and nephews pulled up in a minibus and paid him a surprise visit. Ian was delighted because he had not seen his sister or his nieces and nephews for 10 years, as they live in Canada. They all sat out on…

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