When the sun comes out in February at Nightingale Hall, there is only one thing to do - take a nice scenic drive into the beautiful Yorkshire dales. Lunch at Tennants, followed by Brymor Ice Cream (our favourite)!
Our knit and natter club at Ryton Towers have been on another knitting mission lately, this time for the Dog and Cat shelter in Longbenton. The home have also been collecting for the shelter, and presented the goodies, including homemade knitted blankets for the animals, to Winston the french bulldog and staff from the shelter today!
If you were at our outstanding party for Craghall Care Home, then you would have seen our giant scrabble board! Our very talented Davey Harrison made the board as a gift for the home as a well done for their brilliant CQC inspection. We think it looks amazing, and we believe it is the first giant scrabble board in a North East care home!
Make sure you keep an eye out on Tyne Tees News on ITV this week, you may see some familiar faces from our Nightingale Hall Home. Last week, our lovely Jeannette and Home Manager, Mike, were interviewed by Zoe from Tyne Tees about our fantastic Work Matters initiative. Through Work Matters, we are able to partner up with local businesses and organisations to give our residents the opportunity to volunteer in their local communities, which helps us provide activities which can give our residents a real sense of purpose. Stay tuned for updates!
Our St Georges Care Home were invited to the private viewing of the Leonardo Da Vinci "A Life In Drawing"" exhibition at the Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens on Friday. As well as a selection of drawings by Leonardo, the exhibition also featured drawings by portrait artist Andrew Tift. Andrew came to St George's a few months ago to take some photos of our residents to draw for the exhibition. He picked one of Swaran, and we are all blown away with the final drawing! The Exhibition runs from the 1st of February to the 6th of May and is well worth a visit.
Residents, their families and staff at our Ryton Towers home have been busy knitting for the Tiny Lives Charity at the RVI in their knitting club. over the past couple of weeks. Beautiful work for an extremely worthy cause.
The winners of our January wOw awards have now been announced! This month two staff members at our St George’s home received the WOW award due to their hard work and commitment- going above and beyond in their role. Well done to Helen, our lifestyle coordinator, and Rebecca Leonard, one of our care assistants, who in her own time helped one of our residents to achieve her goal of learning to swim! Well done to all of our worthy winners and thank you for going above and beyond in your role!
WOW- what an “outstanding” night we had at our Craghall Care Home tonight, celebrating their recent CQC results, in which we received our first ever outstanding rating, awarded for responsive. An amazing night for our amazing team- thank you to everyone who came along to celebrate with us!
Today we celebrate Irene's 103rd Birthday at our Glenholme House Home! All the best and many happy returns from everyone at Wellburn Care Homes Irene!
Maud and Jean, who live at our Nightingale Hall home, thoroughly enjoyed a performance of Swan Lake, performed by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia at The Darlington Hippodrome this afternoon! It’s fantastic for us to be able to take our residents out and about! A lovely afternoon for all.
Our Operations Director, Susan, and Training Manager, Michael, have signed up to learn how to dance in just 6 weeks, by taking part in Strictly St Leonard’s for St Leonard’s Hospice! Susan and Michael both have limited dance experience, and so it is sure to be a challenge for them both. They’ve both fully embraced the challenge and we’re so looking forward to seeing them in action on the 9th of March. To sponsor Susan and Michael, please visit www.justgiving.com/Wellburn-Care-Homes?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Wellburn-Care-Homes&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=8VPgjAvK2
Wow! We’re blown away by the effort our Garden House home have put into their Burns Night celebrations tonight. Burns Night is a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, who was the author of many Scottish poems. Louise, our activities coordinator, went the extra mile for our residents and booked a bagpiper to accompany their traditional Scottish dinner of haggis, neeps and tatties!
Residents, staff and our local community at our Garden House Home had an absolutely fantastic afternoon yesterday, as Elvis (aka @MikeMemphisUK) was in the building! Thank you, thank you very much Mike!
Our Eighton Lodge Home have started their very own gentlemen’s club which they have every Monday afternoon. It’s a great way for our gents to get together and socialise, with card games and a beer, Mondays are the new Fridays at Eighton Lodge!
We’d like to say a huge HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY to our Nightingale Hall, Home Manager, Mike Campling. We hope you have a fantastic day Mike!
We love getting involved in different activities in our local communities. On Friday, residents from our Heatherdale Care Home attended Age UK Northumberland Social Friday, at the Round House. Attending community events is really important for helping our residents to remain socially active and a great opportunity for them to meet new people!
Residents from our Garden House Home enjoyed a trip out to Seahouses today. A trip to Seahouses isn’t complete however, without fish and chips, a walk down the harbor, and of course an ice cream on the bus home. A lovely day out for our lovely residents!
Michelle paid our residents and staff at our St George’s Home a visit last week, with her gorgeous therapy dog, Lola, from Wag and Co. We love welcoming our furry friends into our homes and pet therapy forms a big part of our activities schedules!
Alfred lives at our St Georges Care Home, and one of his goals, is to write a short story. Local author, Anne Twine, has recently had a book published about Penshaw Monument, and so with a little help from our brilliant activities coordinator, Helen, Anne is helping Alfred out in his story writing goal! Stay tuned for updates!