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Darkness to light at Colten Care New Forest home Woodpeckers

 

Darkness to light in the New Forest

"Festival of Light" brightens darkening days as the seasons change, at Woodpeckers Colten Care home in Brockenhurst 

The garden at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Brockenhurst care home Woodpeckers is transformed into a ‘festival of light’ for residents and community visitors: the snail

Ed Note: How lovely as we move through Remembrance November towards the season of light to come, to celebrate this "festival of light" with the residents and staff at Colten Care's Woodpeckers and the Brockenhurst community too, 

‘Absolutely beautiful’: darkness turns to light at Woodpeckers

Residents at a New Forest care home welcomed friends from the community for an evening ‘festival of light’.

Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst was transformed into a sparkling spectacle of colour for the occasion.

AmonThe garden at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Brockenhurst care home Woodpeckers is transformed into a ‘festival of light’ for residents and community visitors: the snailg the displays was a giant snail figure with a shell made up of 85 jars decorated by children from nearby Brockenhurst Pre-School, the home’s main nominated charity for this year, and contacts at Ringwood social care day service provider Spiral Blue.

Residents and staff at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Lymington dementia care home Linden House also helped with painting the snail’s body.

Among the other visual attractions at the festival were lanterns and light trails installed around trees and shrubs and along paths through the Woodpeckers gardens.

The evening was the culmination of weeks of arts and crafts sessions involving residents, members of the home’s Companionship team and gardener Chris Marsh, and wider community input.

The garden at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Brockenhurst care home Woodpeckers is transformed into a ‘festival of light’ for residents and community visitors:The Brockenhurst community enjoyed the spectacle

As well as pre-school children and their families, visitors to the festival included other Brockenhurst villagers and residents’ relatives and friends.

Hot drinks and sweet treats were served, with funds going to the pre-school.

Woodpeckers residentsThe garden at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Brockenhurst care home Woodpeckers is transformed into a ‘festival of light’ for residents and community visitors: the snail Molly Wolstenholme, Elspeth Shepard and Patricia Cowen all declared the event a great success.

Molly said: “It exceeded my expectations and was beautiful.”

Elspeth said: “I saw the lights from my room and came down to find this amazing sight. They were just stunning. It must have been a lot of hard work.”

Patricia said: “It was absolutely beautiful. I was really surprised walking round seeing it all. Everyone involved must have worked so hard.”

Companionship Team Leader Jane Bunker said: “It was a lovely occasion staged with help from our residents, staff and the wider community.”

Images: The garden at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Brockenhurst care home Woodpeckers is transformed into a ‘festival of light’ for residents and community visitors.

Find out more about Colten Care

With more than 30 years’ experience, Colten Care is an award-winning family-owned care home company. It has 21 quality care homes covering Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex and offers a range of services spanning residential, nursing and dementia care. Seven of the homes are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and Colten Care earns a consistently high group score, currently 9.9 out of ten, on the public review site Carehome.co.uk. Based on such third-party advocacy, Colten Care is the UK’s highest-rated care home group for its size.

All Colten Care homes are registered for nursing care

Excellent nurse led careAll homes are registered for nursing care and four are dedicated dementia care homes with Admiral Nurse support. Unlike people who receive domiciliary care in their own homes, residents in Colten Care homes have the reassurance that 24/7 nurse-led care with companionship is on hand whenever they need it. Residents live in the highest standards of accommodation, enjoying homecooked food, fresh laundry and housekeeping services, and safe, peaceful and inspiring gardens. Colten Care also supports residents to raise thousands of pounds for charities of their choice every year. Founded more than 35 years ago, Colten Care has won multiple awards for the quality of its care and remains an independent, family-owned care home provider. For more information, visit www.ColtenCare.co.uk

Three Colten Care homes in the New Forest are rated outstanding

Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the New Forest, three of which are rated Outstanding and three of which are in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House (Outstanding). There are also homes in Brockenhurst -Woodpeckers (Outstanding), New Milton - Kingfishers (Outstanding) and Mudeford - Avon Reach. Click on the links to find out more about each home... 

Colten Care's Avon Reach    Colten Care Court Lodge Lymington    Colten Care Linden House Lymington 

Colten Care Belmore Lodge Lymington    Colten Care Kingfishers New Milton    Colten Care Woodpeckers Brockenhurst

 

 

 

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