Monthly Archives: June 2018

Soldiering On – The Forces Entertainment Show

The Old Rectory are hosting a day of music, movies and memories with their Soldiering On event on Friday 29th June.

The day will consist of staff members in fancy dress, war time classics and comedies in the home’s cinema and an afternoon full of musical wartime favourites as the team pay tribute to the likes of Vera Lyn, The Glen Miller Band and Bing Crosby.

The Old Rectory are hoping this day will help to raise some money for registered charity, Help for Heroes. Donation boxes will be passed around at the event and a Just Giving page has been set up for people to donate online.

If you would like to make a donation to Help for Heroes, please follow the link below to to make your donation and show your support of the efforts made by The Old Rectory.

For a full itinerary of the days events and further details you can visit The Old Rectory’s facebook page and get involved.

To donate please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/torsoldieringon

For our facebook page please go to https://en-gb.facebook.com/TheOldRectoryExeter/

 

The Seaton’s Summer Festival

The Seaton Nursing Home is hosting their very own music festival for the residents and their family and friends to enjoy.

The event will be held at The Seaton on 20th July and will consist of musical performances from local celebrity group The Chantry Buoys, who are fundraisers for the local RNLI services around the Seaton area, and Alison Crooks, Music for Health entertainer who will get the day started with some singing, dancing and percussion.

Professor Bumble the balloon modeller will be around for the day and a food court will be open throughout the event offering a variety of foods such as Indian, BBQ, Chinese and more!

Raffle tickets will be sold throughout and in the lead up to the festival with all money raised going to supporting the RNLI. There are some great prizes to be won including show tickets, swimming passes and tram tickets plus so many more.

 

Southern Healthcare Win Six Outstanding Care Awards

On Friday 8th June, Southern Healthcare’s four homes attended the first annual Outstanding Care Awards Devon and Cornwall 2018 event held at the Livermead House Hotel in Torquay.

 

The Outstanding Care Awards were created to ‘celebrate the most dedicated individuals, providers and suppliers in the care industry across Devon and Cornwall’.  Hundreds of nominations were considered by six judges with various backgrounds in the care industry, and filtered down to the finalists who attended Friday’s event.

 

Throughout the evening the four homes celebrated as they collected award after award, receiving a staggering six in total.

 

Sefton Hall took home the Gold award for Dementia Initiative and The Old Rectory received the bronze award in Commitment to Training and Development, the silver award in Dementia Initiative and the Gold award in Activity Organiser of the Year. Parkwood House achieved a Bronze award for Team of Excellence and The Seaton won the Silver Award for Catering Team of the Year.

 

Operations Manager for the group, Paul Courtney, has said “We are delighted that the hard work, dedication and commitment of our outstanding teams has been recognised with these six fabulous awards”.

 

The four homes are now preparing for other awards including Caring UK, the National Care Awards and the National Dementia Care Awards, striving for the same success as seen on Friday.