Long Service Award
Michael Clark has been with YHL for 5 years on the maintenance team and in recognition of this and his loyalty with the company he was given a certificate, some vouchers along with a badge to thank him for all his hard work and also going the extra mile. Michael is always willing to spend his own free time to come in and spend it with residents and is always there to help people. Well done Mick!
The General Nursing Unit held their Christmas Party with entertainment provided by Andrew Martin (Irish Folk Duo). A lovely Buffet was served by the kitchen and was enjoyed by all the residents and their family and friends. Santa made time during his busy schedule to come along and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hand out gifts.
We all enjoyed a morning of singing with our staff choir; our residents joined in too and were singing along, playing instruments and dancing.
Our staff and residents at Langwith took part in a Christmas pantomime. It was absolutely incredible seeing all of our residents singing and clapping shouting out “Oh yes they did” and enjoying themselves. We all had a great time and can't wait for next year.
We had an animal show that came to Langwith Lodge, our residents enjoyed petting a meerkat, who was very well trained and sat still while they all stroked it. We also had a barn owl that sat on our resident hands and posed for them. The owl was also flying the full length of the home whilst residents all looked on.
Cedar Court Care Home
On the 10th November Hazel Salt came along to the Dementia Care Unit for a sing a long for Remembrance weekend. Everyone joined in with the singing and the residents enjoyed playing instruments. We had tea and cake and all had an enjoyable day.
Cedar Court Care Home
On the 31st October the Dementia Care Unit at Cedar Court held a Halloween themed tea party. The main lounge was decorated with bats and pumpkins, some of which were made by our residents. We had cobwebs and coverings for the tables and spooky cake stands to hold our orange and green coloured cakes, lots of family and friends came along and we enjoyed an afternoon of fun, socialising and dancing. The afternoon was a great success.
Cedar Court Care Home
This years annual Summer Fete was held on Saturday 1st September, the weather held out and stalls were placed around the car park of Cedar Court. Stalls included the ever popular envelope game and a raffle as well as book, toy and bric a brak. Families and residents enjoyed a fun filled afternoon raising money for our home, the grand total raised was over £600 so once again successful. Many thanks to both of our Activities Co-ordinators for all their hard work and effort.
Every Thursday we have a tea party. All residents, families, and friends come along and join in. The tea party starts at 2pm and finishes around 5pm. At the party there are china cups and saucers where residents can pour their own tea and also serve their families themselves. We also have cream scones and various other cakes, light music is also played in the background to help set a good ambiance.
Long Service Award
A crystal vase and bouquet of flowers were presented to Barbara for her achievement of working at Langwith for 15 years. Barbara said that she was delighted that she received this award and that it was a privilege to have worked here for a very long time. Barbara also added that her future was to remain at Langwith Lodge until her retirement.
Macmillian Tea Party
Langwith Lodge took part in the world's biggest tea party in support of Macmillan Cancer, where we raised money for the national charity. Members of the local community groups were also invited to attend the event, including the Nether Langwith Friendship Group. We had a really good turn out and our residents really enjoyed the chance of meeting up with some old friends. Families and friends really enjoyed themselves and remarked at how well the Lodge had brought the community together. It was a wonderful afternoon.
Cakes and buns that were donated by staff at Langwith Lodge for the Tea Party.
Leaholme held a Summer Fete in July, where we raised money for Barnardo’s and the Home itself. Members of the local community and relatives of our residents were all invited to attend the event. We had a really good turn out and our residents really enjoyed themselves.
Resident’s enjoyed a day out to the local Bishop’s garden party.
As part of the Jubilee Celebrations we had two resident’s turning 100 and 102 years old, we asked ITV Central News and the Leicester Mercury to visit Leaholme Residential Home and interview them both as a memorable present from us.
Resident Margret Morris being interviewed by ITV Central News on her 102nd birthday.
Resident Nora Bentley being interviewed by ITV Central News on her 100th birthday.
Here the residents enjoyed a special Jubilee Sunday dinner.
Employee of the Quarter
Employee of the Quarter for November 2011 to February 2012 was awarded to Paula Cottam for her dedication to Langwith Lodge. Home Manager Lynn Gedling complimented Paula for her flexibility and commitment to Langwith, ‘Paula works mainly as a Domestic Assistant but is also a trained as a care assistant and helps the kitchen staff in the home if needed. Well done Paula!
Long Service Awards
David Bradley received his long service award of 15 years; David said that it is has been a pleasure to work at Langwith Lodge for such a long time and hopes that there will be many more years to come.
Janet Green also received her long service award of 15 years; Janet thoroughly enjoys working at Langwith Lodge and will hopefully continue to for many more years.
Home Manager Lynn Gedling said ‘Janet and David are both valuable members of the Langwith Lodge team; they work hard to make our home as comfortable as possible for all of our residents’
Residents of Langwith Lodge enjoyed a visit from some ‘Horse Reindeers’ this week, in preparation for the seasonal celebrations. Here are our horse reindeers that came to visit our residents at Langwith Lodge at Christmas 2011.Residents of Langwith Lodge enjoyed a visit from some ‘Horse Reindeers’ this week, in preparation for the seasonal celebrations. Here are our horse reindeers that came to visit our residents at Langwith Lodge at Christmas 2011.
Residents Christmas Meal 2011
All of our residents had a ball at the Gate Hotel at Christmas; we enjoyed a three course meal and drinks and afterwards our Activities Co-Ordinator, Dawn Mason entertained us all with a performance on the Karaoke singing Christmas carols.
Christmas Shopping Trip
The staff and the residents at Langwith Lodge had a day out shopping at the local Garden Centre; they also enjoyed looking at the annual Christmas display and afterwards enjoyed coffee and biscuits.
Our residents at Langwith Lodge went to a Remembrance service at the local church and came home to a nice glass or sherry.