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Commando Ron’s birthday surprise

Ron Moyse with the Royal Marines bandsmen who performed for him on his birthday. A former commando enjoyed a 93rd birthday surprise thanks to some covert manoeuvres by his family, the Royal Marines Association and our Poole home Canford Chase. Ron Moyse said he was ‘absolutely flabbergasted’ to witness a ‘mess beating’ performed in his honour by five musicians from the Royal Marines along with a visit from two... read article...

Pearl party for home’s anniversary

We marked the 30th anniversary of Whitecliffe House in Blandford with the planting of a rose pearl bush in the middle pot shown. On hand to help are, from left: Companionship team leader Debbie Easter, resident Lois Ramsden, Home Manager Chris Lee, Colten Care’s Executive Chairman Ian Hudson, Whitecliffe gardener Joanne Barker and Operations Manager Peter Doyle. Residents and team members at Whitecliffe House in Blandford chose a traditional pearl theme to celebrate the home’s 30th anniversary in style. They marked the occasion by planting a rose pearl bush in the garden and staging a party with pearl-inspired table decorations and gifts. As well as sampling a home-baked anniversary cake with sugar... read article...

Jill relives her dancing days

Jill meets Royal Ballet Principal Dancers Ryoichi Hirano, left, and Fumi Kaneko. A former ballet dancer who lives at our Poundbury home Castle View enjoyed a memorable outing to a performance by stars from the Royal Ballet. Jill Kember even took the opportunity for a chat with Principal Dancers Ryoichi Hirano and Fumi Kaneko. “It was a wonderful evening,” Jill said. “I loved every minute of it.... read article...

Everything in the garden’s lovely – including the tea and cakes

Enjoying an NGS open day at Brook View. Community visitors have been enjoying our green spaces thanks to our continuing involvement with the National Garden Scheme (NGS). Four public open days were held in the second half of 2021, two at Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst and two at Brook View in West Moors. The dates gave residents’ families and friends and members of the... read article...

focus feature Celebrating our success in style

Born at the start of the ‘Roaring Twenties’, 101-year-old Kit Downing raises a glass to celebrate Wellington Grange’s Carehome.co.uk success. With her is the Chichester home’s hairdresser Carla Boyle, left, and Senior Companionship Team Leader Emily Hudson. A glitzy 1920s-style ‘Great Gatsby’ party, a red carpet ‘Oscars’ ceremony and a ‘safari’ day were among the themed events marking our latest, independently posted ratings on Carehome.co.uk. Five of our 21 homes - Kingfishers in Hampshire and Bourne View, Castle View, Abbey View and Whitecliffe House in Dorset - currently score the maximum ten... read article...