From festivals to fetes, soirées to sky dives and Mad Hatters to Mini Coopers, all 20 of our homes put on a fantastic summer of fun to entertain residents, families and friends. Here we proudly present a picture parade reflecting a few memorable moments and some of the team members who made it all happen.
Residents and staff from Belmore Lodge, Linden House and Court Lodge in Lymington and Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst were all ‘spit spot’ as their Mary Poppins-themed float brought a spoonful of magic to the Lymington Carnival.
The Aldbury in Poole said Aloha to families and friends with a Hawaiian summer fete in aid of Poole Hospital.
Sixties fashions were again in vogue as our Mudeford home Avon Reach celebrated the iconic Mini Cooper.
After celebrating the home’s fifth birthday, staff at St Catherines View in Winchester had a busy summer staging both a garden fete and charity sky dive.
Team members at Avon Cliff in Bournemouth spread their wings and took residents to watch one of the most popular events on the coastal resort’s calendar, the Bournemouth Air Festival.
Kingfishers in New Milton held a summer party to celebrate its Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission.
Six Fernhill residents, accompanied by staff, family and volunteers completed the Longham home’s sponsored beach walk in aid of Dementia UK.
Court Lodge in Lymington staged a country and western barbecue where residents donned Stetsons and a visiting horse called Toffee proved a particular hit
Whitecliffe House in Blandford welcomed a visit by primary school pupils whose football strips we sponsor.
Residents at Abbey View in Sherborne were invited to watch a sky dive by team members Becci Hancock, pictured, and Emily Butler in aid of a new community defibrillator.
Residents at Braemar Lodge in Salisbury watched as four team members had their heads shaved to raise more than £1,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst held a Mary Poppins-themed garden party complete with a performance by team members.
Residents and team members at Newstone House in Sturminster Newton got into Alice in Wonderland mode for a Mad Hatter’s tea party.
Amberwood House in Ferndown staged its own magical mystery tour when it organised a Beatles-themed fundraising walk.
Residents from Brook View in West Moors were among a small group who attended a ‘premiere’ of the amazing Aurum Vocale ahead of a public performance at Ringwood Church.
A collection of six classic cars, dating as far back as 1925, were driven to Linden House in Lymington for residents to sit in and reminisce about the journeys of yesteryear.
Belmore Lodge in Lymington hosted the launch of a bid by our homes to knit the world’s biggest tea cosy.
Wellington Grange in Chichester welcomed cast members from Fiddler on the Roof for a visit during the show’s summer run at Chichester Festival Theatre.
Farm animals and birds of prey were among the visitors during Abbotts Barton’s summer, which began with a solstice drinks party on the Winchester home’s terrace.
A 1950s-themed tea party, a summer fayre and a Wimbledon-style strawberries and cream afternoon were among the highlights at fully refurbished Canford Chase in Poole.
Trudy Stroud, a Domestic Assistant at Castle View in Dorchester, was among several team members braving summer head shaves for charity.