Colten Care Produce Show
Father's Day Subbuteo
International Nurses Day

Raising THE ROOF

Sam on the roof Forget Brian May at Buckingham Palace, the best place to hear a resounding God Save the Queen was Bourne View in Poole, courtesy of Companionship Team member and lead guitarist Sam Hurst. As a heartfelt video tribute to the Queen, we brought together residents from three of our homes for a special recording at Bourne... read article...

Myrtle rekindles HER LOVE OF MUSIC

Myrtle Smith at the piano in Bourne View playing with Music & Arts Partner, Fiona Pritchard. A former professional pianist celebrated her 95th birthday at Bourne View in Poole by performing live again more than ten years after she last played a note. Myrtle Smith, an outstanding classically trained chamber musician, gave up the instrument in her early 80’s saying she felt ‘too old’. But she was invited by our Music... read article...

A Poem for OUR NURSES

​Read a lovely poem in praise of our nurses by Lorraine Bell, Home Manager at Linden House. To every Nurse far and wide, in every city and nation Today we raise our glasses, to join the celebrations We celebrate the decision, you made to become a Nurse Your commitment to the journey, studies in which... read article...

Praise from actor HUGH BONNEVILLE

Left to right: Laura Davis, Marketing and Communications Manager; Hugh Bonneville; Emily Hudson, Senior Companionship Team Leader and Head of Marketing Barney Baxendale. Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville praised a new community meeting room sponsored by our Chichester care home. The popular actor toured the Wellington Grange Learning Room during his official unveiling of the newly restored Graylingwell Chapel. Situated close to the home, the historic building has been transformed by the Chichester Community Development Trust into a... read article...

Dressing up for LADIES DAY

Resident Florence O’Dell and Kingfishers Companionship Team member Christine Holliday Residents may not have been able to attend Royal Ascot ‘Ladies Day’ in person, but that didn’t stop them donning their favourite hats and dresses for the occasion. The third day of Royal Ascot is commonly known as Ladies Day, when race-goers show off stylish and sometimes elaborate headwear and outfits. At two time outstanding-rated... read article...

Thanks to our CARERS

Bourne View resident Molly Tarrant (left) thanks care assistants Becca Grant, Faith Frances and Rebecca Oliver. Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. At Colten Care, the week featured treats for colleagues and residents such as homemade cakes, ice lollies and doughnuts. At Bourne View care home in Poole, carers were also visited by an ice cream... read article...

Champions SHORTLIST

Finalists announced as Champions countdown gathers pace Congratulations to everyone who has made the shortlist for this year’s Colten Champions, our fantastic in-house awards. Announcing the finalists is the latest stage in the countdown to 22 September when we reveal the winners at a glittering ceremony at Bournemouth’s Highcliff Marriott Hotel. Colten Champions is designed... read article...

And Finally…

A lifelong steam engine enthusiast enjoyed a welcome return to his family-run railway courtesy of his Dorset care home. Mike Haylock, whose brother Jim founded the Moors Valley Steam Railway in the mid-1980s, was guest of honour on a trip from Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham. It was the first time in three and... read article...