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Colten Care home Christmas elves raise funds for Alzheimer's

 

'Inner elves' to help fight dementia

Colten Care homes have been pricking up pointy ears and jingling from head to toe to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society 

Ed Note: Dementia is of course an issue and a cause close to many of our hearts, and everything done to raise awareness and raise funds is in our books welcome. 

Care home residents and staff unleash their ‘inner elves’ to help fight dementia  

Enjoying the elf day at Colten Care’s Avon Reach in Mudeford, Dorset, are, standing from left: Companionship Team leader Chloe Akam, Clinical Lead Jacqui Williams in hat, Companionship Team member Tracey Gamble, and Home Manager Jess Brolan. In front are resident Margaret Johnson, left, the home’s Customer Advisor Charlotte Dean, centre, and resident Alfred Morris.An army of Christmas elves at Colten Care homes in the south have been pricking up their pointy ears and jingling from head to toe to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Team members - including, of course, ‘elfcare’ assistants - dressed up as Santa’s helpers for a day of fun with the serious aim of helping people and families affected by dementia.

Residents were invited to go festive too with activities such as visiting a ‘cheeky elves’ market, taking part in quizzes and games, sampling ‘elf cakes’ and designing an elf hat to wear.

Elf name generator produces bizarre results!

At Colten Care’s Avon Reach in Mudeford, Dorset, residents enjoyed inputting their real names into an ‘elf name generator’, which returned an elf-style moniker based on a spelling combination.

The outcome was residents being renamed as such bizarre characters as ‘Snowflake Sledingham’, ‘Sugarkin Frostington’ and ‘Twinkle Winterville’.

Among those unleashing their ‘inner elf’ at Avon Reach was resident Margaret Johnson, who said: “The staff were amazing in putting all this on. It was a jolly good idea.”

Chloe Akam, the home’s Companionship Team leader, said: “We held a full day of themed activities which everyone loved.

“It was a great way to spread some festive cheer while supporting the essential work of the Alzheimer’s Society in helping people who live with dementia and their families.”

Enjoying the elf day at Colten Care’s Avon Reach in Mudeford, DorsetOther Colten Care homes staging elf days in support of the Alzheimer’s Society included Amberwood House in Ferndown and Fernhill in Longham near Bournemouth.

Fernhill is a dedicated dementia care home and both it and Amberwood House are officially rated Outstanding by regulator the Care Quality Commission.

More than 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are more than 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK.

Because of our ageing population, the figure is widely accepted to rise significantly with some estimates claiming it will more than double over the next 20 years.

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SANTA’S HELPERS. Enjoying the elf day at Colten Care’s Avon Reach in Mudeford, Dorset, are, standing from left: Companionship Team leader Chloe Akam, Clinical Lead Jacqui Williams in hat, Companionship Team member Tracey Gamble, and Home Manager Jess Brolan. In front are resident Margaret Johnson, left, the home’s Customer Advisor Charlotte Dean, centre, and resident Alfred Morris.

Find out more about Colten Care

With more than 30 years’ experience, Colten Care is an award-winning family-owned care home company. It owns 21 quality care homes covering Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West 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

All 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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