Muriel’s 103rd birthday

“On the 27th of April, we celebrated the lovely Muriel’s 103rd birthday here at the Old Rectory. What an achievement and an inspiration to us all after beating Covid last year. Muriel is loved by everyone here  – staff, residents and visitors. Without a doubt, she will always manage to put a smile on someone’s face. Happy 103rd Birthday … Read more

Generous donation of easter eggs by Seaton Town FC

Residents and staff at The Seaton were delighted to be presented with a selection of Easter eggs by a local football club. The chocolate treats were donated by players at Seaton Town FC and presented to the home by representatives from the ladies’ and men’s teams. Home manager, Emma Seal, commented: “This was a fabulous … Read more

Residents enjoy exciting craft activities at The Old Rectory

care home outside shot

Old Rectory residents have been enjoying a varied and exciting programme of activities over the past few weeks. These have included a celebration of St Patrick’s Day, with a leprechaun hat-making session, accompanied by Irish music and Gaelic coffees. There’s also been a tea-party where residents enjoyed the cakes they had baked earlier in the … Read more

Plymouth Care Home Holds Outdoor Events

A Plymouth care home has been opening its grounds to entertain and inform residents and their families. Parkwood House erected a luxury marquee in the home’s attractive gardens to hold several events, including a jazz concert, a pantomime, and an information session on the Eden Alternative. The Eden Alternative was founded in 1991 in the … Read more

Dawlish Care Home Celebrates Chinese New Year in Style

Sefton Hall staff Chinese New Year celebrations

Staff at Sefton Hall Nursing and Residential Home in Dawlish staged a celebration of the Chinese New Year. Team members dressed up in colourful costumes, residents watched a video of traditional Lion Dancing and the home served Asian food to mark the start of the Year of the Tiger. Care Home Manager, Gabriela Ogreanu, said: … Read more

Dawlish care home wins two awards

Exceptional Leadership award

Staff at a care and nursing home in Dawlish were delighted to win two prestigious care awards in the space of just a few days. They were named ‘Care Team of the Year’ in the national Caring UK Awards. And the manager of Sefton Hall, Gabriela Ogreanu, was surprised with an award for Exceptional Leadership … Read more

Meaningful Activities: Animal Visits

resident with lizard

This week the 3rd of February 2020 Axe Valley Wildlife Park came in to visit our residents at our home in Seaton from a local park near Axminster in Devon.  We invited along our toddler group to come and they all enjoyed meeting and learning about the animals together alongside our residents. Everyone joined in and … Read more

Coronavirus: Care home creates ‘drive-through’ visit

A care home in Devon has copied the concept of drive-through restaurants to reunite loved ones during the coronavirus crisis. During lockdown regular visits haven’t been allowed at Sefton Hall in Dawlish. But through careful planning – including the use of PPE, time-slots and separate stations – families were, for one day, able to see … Read more