Care Home Open day 2019 Wiltshire

Blog: Care Home Open Day 2019-Wiltshire

Care Home Open Day 2019 takes place on Friday 28th June and is 'Celebrating Arts in Care'. Here is a snapshot of what Wiltshire is up to...

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Care Home Open Day 2019 - Oxfordshire

Blog: Care Home Open Day 2019-Oxfordshire

Care Home Open Day 2019 takes place on Friday 28th June and is 'Celebrating Arts in Care'. Here is a snapshot of what Oxfordshire is up to...

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Care Home Open Day 2019 - Lincolnshire

Blog: Care Home Open Day 2019-Lincolnshire

Care Home Open Day 2019 takes place on Friday 28th June and is 'Celebrating Arts in Care'. Here is a snapshot of what Lincolnshire is up to...

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Care Home Open Day 2019

Blog: Care Home Open Day 2019-Gloucestershire

Care Home Open Day 2019 takes place on Friday 28th June and is 'Celebrating Arts in Care'. Here is a snapshot of what Gloucestershire is up to...

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Respite Care at The Lakes Care Centre

Local grandmother Ann Lee explains how respite care for her husband Peter at The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney has benefitted them both and their family.

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The Cedars Awarded CQC Good Rating

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is very pleased to announce that The Cedars in Purton, Wiltshire, has been awarded a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating post inspection.

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The Meadows - Local Incident report at the Recreation Ground

Incident in Didcot Recreation Ground

NEWS: Update - The incident has now been resolved

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Sponsored head shave at Edwardstow Court

Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold have been raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Gloucestershire celebrated their volunteers

Gloucestershire held their annual volunteer awards to celebrate the amazing work they do.

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BBC Radio 4 Feature 108-Year-Old Resident

Avonbourne Care Centre, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust, had resident Phyllis Haley featured on the current BBC Radio 4 series ‘Living Memory’.

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The Lakes Care Centre supports world record attempt

The Lakes held a coffee morning to raise awareness of a cycling world record attempt

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Ask Meadowcroft anything about nursing care

Meadowcroft nursing home in Thame will be holding two information sessions in June and July for anyone who is looking into nursing care for a loved one and wants to find out more.

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The Lakes Care Centre visits a local school

Residents from The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney visited their local school and read with the children.

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The Lakes Care Centre support Ann Edwards school bus fundraising

The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney took on the task of walking 20 miles to raise £250 for their local primary school, Ann Edwards School and for the resident’s amenities funds.

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Lynne

Edwardstow Court welcomes their new Home Manager

Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold welcomes Lynne Elliott, Lynne joins Edwardstow with a vast amount of experience

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Frank Northing

D-Day Resident Veteran Recognised for Bravery

News: The team at Gregory House hosted a special celebration high tea for their 93 year old resident, Frank Northing, as part of marking the D-Day 75th anniversary.

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Blog: Doctor’s orders for the team at Spencer Court

Spencer Court in Woodstock recently invited a local chiropractor in to speak with home’s team about ways in which they can keep their bodies fit and healthy as they work.

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The Lakes Care Centre prepares for Care Home Open Day

The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney be opening their doors on Friday 28th June for Care Home Open Day.

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Edwardstow Court prepares for Care Home Open Day

Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold will be opening their doors on Friday 28th June for Care Home Open Day.

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Blog: Spencer Court to exhibit residents’ artwork for Care Home Open Day

Spencer Court Care Home in Woodstock is to exhibit artwork created by its residents as part of its festivities on Care Home Open Day on Friday 28th June.

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Blog: Langford View to get creative with the community for Care Home Open Day

Langford View Care Home in Bicester will be encouraging the community to bring out their artistic side on Care Home Open Day on Friday 28th June.

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Blog: Care Home Open Day at Avonbourne Care Centre

On Friday 28th of June Avonbourne Care Centre will be celebrating Care Home Open day. Welcoming the community in to our home. This year we will be looking at the role of art in the lives of our residents. We can't wait to show you just how amazing the art is at Avonbourne Care Centre!

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Blog: Bringing the community together at Langford View

Each week Langford View Care Home in Bicester hosts a coffee morning that is open to the whole community.

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Eresby Hall Awarded CQC Good Rating

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is very pleased to announce that Eresby Hall in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, has been awarded a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating post inspection.

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The seaside came to Edwardstow Court for Dementia Action Week

Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold bought the seaside to their residents for Dementia Action Week (20th – 26th May).

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OXFORDSHIRE ANNUAL EMPLOYEE AWARDS CEREMONY

The outstanding performances of employees across the county have been celebrated at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s annual Employee Awards ceremony, held on Wednesday 15th of May 2019, at The Randolph Hotel in Oxford.

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Blog: A trip down memory lane for Dementia Action Week

Bicester’s Langford View Care Home drew attention to the benefits of reminiscence therapy during Dementia Action Week (20th-26th May 2019).

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Employees at the award ceremony

WILTSHIRE ANNUAL EMPLOYEE AWARDS CEREMONY

The outstanding performances of employees across the county have been celebrated at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s annual Employee Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 23rd of May 2019, at Wellington Barn in Calstone in Wiltshire.

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Blog: Taking a selfie for Dementia Action Week

Woodstock’s Spencer Court Care Home drew attention to the benefits of technology for people living with dementia during Dementia Action Week (20th-26th May 2019).

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Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week in the month of May encourages awareness and community engagement through taking actions whether big or small to help improve the lives of those affected by dementia.

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Rose

Giving our residents the right to choose by Rose, Head of Dementia Care at The Lakes

Rose’s ethos is giving dementia residents the right to choose and make their own decision.

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CQC Rating

Hayward Care Centre Awarded CQC Good Rating

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is very pleased to announce that its Hayward Care Centre in Devizes Wiltshire has been awarded a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating post inspection.

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News: Great news for OSJCT St Wilfrid’s Priory care home in Arundel as it receives Good CQC rating

OSJCT St Wilfrid’s Priory has been recognised as ‘Good’ across the board for services of care, safety, effectiveness, responsiveness, and being well-led.

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Cheryl

Head of Dementia Care at Edwardstow Court

Cheryl Freeman is the Head of Dementia Care at Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheryl has been with the trust for over 4 years and at Edwardstow since it’s opening in 2018.

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Rose receiving award

Gloucestershire resident is award winning

A resident from OSJCT Henlow Court in Dursley has won the Gateway Award from GL11 community hub and Stroud college.

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carer Aimie after being made over in a Georgian style

Theatrical Makeup Demonstration by Karina Scoffield

Makeup artist Karina visits Coombe End Court creating looks which were inspired by St Georges Day!

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Resident and gym instructor

Gloucestershire resident trains with a personal trainer

They say exercise is key to a longer and happier life, but it’s not every day that you hear of someone living in a care home who still trains at the gym regularly and has a personal trainer. However, that is exactly what one of our residents does!

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News: Great news for OSJCT Apple Trees care home in Grantham as it receives Good CQC rating

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is very pleased to announce that its Apple Trees home in Grantham has been awarded a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating post inspection.

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News: OSJCT Gloucestershire colleagues recognised at annual Employee Awards ceremony

Easter bunny

Easter in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire celebrated Easter with Easter egg hunts, Easter animals, games and fun!

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Blog: Running for St Wilfrid’s

On 2nd of May, the staff and residents of St Wilfrid’s Priory were honoured to host an amazing individual; Tracey Stemp. Over a period of 12 months, Tracey completed 12 marathons raising money for the residents at St Wilfrid’s.

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OSJCT Marston Court residents take a deep dive into History at Oxford’s National History Museum

Marston Court care home, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust, organised a joint trip with Magdalen College school to Oxford’s Natural History Museum.

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OSJCT Lincolnshire Awards 2019

News: Annual OSJCT awards arrive in Lincolnshire

The outstanding performances of employees across the county have been celebrated at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s annual Employee Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 2nd May 2019, at The Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa.

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OSJCT Athelstan House Dementia Household Opening

Come and meet the team for a preview of the new fantastic Dementia household, a chat with our friendly team and refreshments. #careyoucantrust

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Blog: OSJCT Wiltshire home learns to go Plastic free

It all began when Hayley Lambert decided to go ‘plastic-free’. She found this an extremely difficult thing to do and was sure that it could be made easier for people like herself, wanting to do their bit for the environment.

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Blog: Oxfordshire residents enjoy a sunny, happy Easter

Easter hopped into homes in Oxfordshire this bank holiday weekend and residents enjoyed lots of seasonal activities in the hot weather.

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Blog: OSJCT resident on cloud 9 after going to the Opera

For years resident Tony, who lives at Grace Care Centre; has nurtured his love for classical music, so much so, that he informed the team at Grace Care Centre in an ‘All About Me’ session.

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Blog: Easter Sunday shines through at Watersmead Care Home

The sun certainly had its hat on this weekend as Watersmead Care Home embraced their Easter Sunday celebrations.

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Blog: Easter hops into Langford View Care Home in Bicester

Residents have been enjoying a range of Easter and spring-themed activities over the last few weeks, in preparation for the special Easter weekend.

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Blog: Eggcellent new arrivals settle in at Spencer Court

Baby chicks have arrived at Spencer Court in Woodstock, bringing joy to residents and the team just in time for Easter

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Blog: Lake House engage with local emergency services

Lake House care home, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust, held a brunch to welcome Banbury police officers to the home. An engaging event which was enjoyed by all with one resident inviting them back for a sing-a-long!

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Blog: Dementia Support Day at Edwardstow Court, Stow on the Wold

Edwardstow Court in Stow-on-the-Wold held a dementia support day which offered informative talks.

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News: Two OSJCT Lincolnshire homes celebrate ‘Good’ CQC rating!

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is very pleased to announce that two of its homes in Lincolnshire have been awarded a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating post inspection.

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News: OSJCT Gregory House, Grantham utilise music as an effective communication tool

Gregory House in Grantham took part in an innovative programme to encourage the use of music to promote engagement, participation and communication between residents and care staff. This in turn contributed to an environment where they are happy to live and work.

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Blog: OSJCT The Lakes Care Centre’s launches new Residential Care household

This week The Lakes Care Centre, in South Cerney celebrated the opening of their new household for Residential Care.

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Blog: Langford View welcome police officers to Blue Light Coffee Morning

Langford View recently welcomed officers from Thames Valley Police to their ‘Blue Light’ coffee morning during which the officers were offered a free bacon sandwich and hot drink.

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Blog: Spencer Court spruce up garden for summer

Spencer Court recently invited green-fingered friends, families and members of the local community to their annual Garden Spruce Up Lunch.

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Blog: A blast from the past for OSJCT Goodson Lodge’s Residents

Residents at Goodson Lodge enjoyed a trip to Oakham Treasure’s last week. Leaving the home by minibus at 10:00am they headed off to Bristol.

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Blog: OSJCT The Lakes Care Centre celebrates its volunteers

The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney thanked their volunteers for all their hard work by hosting a High Tea celebration.

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Blog: The Oscars arrive at Monkscroft Care Centre

Monkscroft Care Centre in Cheltenham’s latest Monkscroft Café was especially Oscars themed.

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News: OSJCT recognised and awarded as a provider in the Top 20 UK Care Homes

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is very proud and delighted to have been recognised, awarded and to maintain its position as a Top 20 in the Large Care Home category by Carehome.co.uk.

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Blog: Animal Therapy at The Lakes Care Centre

The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney welcomed a variety of animals to showcase the benefits of animal therapy

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Blog: The Elms Care Home intergenerational project with Gloucestershire Academy of music

The Elms in Stonehouse has worked with their local primary school to make music with the support of Gloucestershire Academy of Music.

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Blog: Edwardstow Court welcomes their local MP

Local MP Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown visited Edwardstow Court and enjoyed chatting with our residents

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Blog: OSJCT Avonbourne travels through time for #Icantbelieveitsacarehome

From the 22nd to the 28th of February Avonbourne celebrated a number of different decades, starting with the 1980s. Joining other The Order of St Johns Care Trust Care Homes across the country to help bust some of the myths about living in a care home in the annual ‘I Can’t Believe It’s a Carehome’ challenge.

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Blog: Spencer Court raises money for Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses

Spencer Court Care Home in Woodstock opened its doors on Wednesday 6th March and welcomed the local community along with family members of those living with dementia for a very special afternoon tea.

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News: OSJCT employees prepare for five mile run in aid of the Oxford Children’s Hospital Charity

A chance finding has led to a group of employees at The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) to partner with the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on the Oxford Children’s Hospital Charity five mile run in March 2019.

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Blog: Edwardstow Court Care Centre welcomes student paramedics

Student paramedics from University of Gloucestershire are spending some time at Edwardstow as part of their training.

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News: A double dose of Good CQC ratings in Gloucestershire for two of OSJCT newest homes

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) is very pleased to announce that two of its newest homes in Gloucestershire have been awarded a ‘Good’ Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating post inspection. It is an exceptional achievement in such a short time period.

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Grace Care Centre visit Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol

Blog: I can’t believe it’s a care home challenge arrives in Gloucestershire!

It’s been quite a week in Gloucestershire as we have taken part in the trust wide event ‘I can’t believe it’s a care home’.

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Blog: Langford View boogie to silent disco for ‘I Can’t Believe It’s a Care Home’ competition

Langford View residents and employees got disco fever recently and boogied away to a silent disco ran by Sweet Silent Disco!

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Blog: I Can’t Believe It’s a Care Home across Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire homes got into the spirit of OSJCT’s Trust-wide ‘I Can’t Believe It’s a Care Home’ competition and have been challenging perceptions by showcasing the unexpected activities their residents like to do.

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Blog: I can’t believe it’s a care home raises the tempo for residents at Goodson Lodge

For the second year running, the OSJCT care homes took part in “I can’t believe it’s a care home” week.

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Blog: Langford View residents inspired to learn about dementia from Admiral Nurse after TV programme

Langford View residents were very moved recently by a television programme in which former actress Dame Barbara Windsor and her husband spoke frankly about her Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

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Blog: Residents at Watersmead Care Home hit the bullseye!

For the second year running, the OSJCT care homes prepared themselves for ‘I can’t believe it’s a care home week’.

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Blog: St Wilfrid’s Priory celebrates “I can’t believe it’s a Care home”

On the 26th February St Wilfrid’s Priory opened its doors to the local community for the day; joining other The Order of St Johns Care Trust Care Homes across the country to help bust some of the myths about living in a care home.

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Blog: OSJCT Monkscroft Care Centre hosts first Memory Cafe

Monkscroft Care Centre in Cheltenham hosted their first memory café this week and will be running their memory café on the first Wednesday of every month.

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Blog: Monkscroft resident awarded his Veterans badge

OSJCT resident at Monkscroft Care Centre in Cheltenham receives his Veterans Badge from the Royal British Legion

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News: Nine Finalists from OSJCT for the Lincolnshire Care Association Awards

We are delighted to announce that The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has been notified of nine finalists for the Lincolnshire Care Association Awards.

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News: OSJCT Residents Comment on BBC1 Food: Truth or Scare

Boultham Park House in Lincoln and Old Station House in Abingdon, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), each had a resident contributing to the BBC1 programme on the foods they eat and whether their diets have helped them to reach their grand ages of 99 and 103, respectively

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News: A Reunion of Pure Chance at OSJCT Longlands care home in Oxford

Two sisters, Doreen Morgen (88 years old) and Cynthia Steedman (87 years old), met after nearly four years apart at OSJCT Longlands and with thanks to Lea Mason, the home manager at Longlands.

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News:  An Intergenerational Playgroup at OSJCT Isis House Care Home in Oxford

Isis House in Oxford, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), held an intergenerational playgroup for residents and young children the care home.

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Blog: Love is in the air at OSJCT’s Avonbourne Care Centre

On Thursday 14th February residents of Avonbourne Care Centre had a spectacular Valentine’s celebration.

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News: Engaging with the Forces to bring new experiences to residents of Witney Care Home

Madley Park House, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust, held a tea dance at the home on Valentine’s Day and were joined by military personnel from RAF Brize Norton.

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Blog: Love is in the air at Goodson Lodge Care Home, Wiltshire

Romance doesn’t stop when you enter a care home. This was the message that swept through the home as the team prepared to host a special Valentine’s Day meal for four of its couples.

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News: OSJCT resident spends half-time with football legend Harry Redknapp

The homes' Activity Co-ordinator along with the rest of the team at Grace Care Centre, operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust, discovered that resident Ernie had a love and passion for football after discussing her son playing football at Thornbury Town.

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Blog: A bonza time had by all at OSJCT Coombe End Court for Australia Day

On Saturday 26th January, residents of Coombe End Court enjoyed an Australian extravaganza!

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Blog: Scottish shindig goes down a storm at Brookside’s annual highland bash

Brookside celebrate Burns Night every year, with Bob the Bagpiper, a traditional haggis supper and of course the obligatory ‘wee dram’ for those that indulge.

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Blog: OSJCT Monkscroft Care Centre, Cheltenham welcome their local PCSO

As part of National Story telling week Monkscroft were delighted to welcome Mel Oliviera their local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) into the home.

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Blog: Residents are ‘All Shook Up’ for Joan’s 100th Birthday at Brookside Care Centre

OSJCT Brookside resident, Mrs Catherin Joan Rivers celebrated her 100th birthday at the home recently.

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Burns Night 2019!

Blog: OSJCT Wiltshire based Avonbourne Care Centre celebrate Burns Night 2019!

Good Health or “Sláinte Mhath!” as the translation goes. A toast to Robert Burns. On Friday the 25th of January Avonbourne Care Centre celebrated Burns Night.

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Blog: Busy Week for Grace Care Centre – baby showers, birthdays, lunch clubs!

Grace Care Centre had been very busy over the last few days celebrating a various number of events Including Burns night, Fish and Chips Lunch Club, baby showers and birthdays!

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Blog: The Lakes Care Centre welcomed speaker Nick Gibbs for #NationalStoryTellingWeek

For national storytelling week The Lakes Care Centre were delighted to welcome Nick Gibbs.

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Blog: From Scotland to Trowbridge for residents at Goodson Lodge Care Home, Trowbridge

Residents at Goodson Lodge recently enjoyed the celebrations of Burns Night, the annual evening of feasting which commemorates the life and work of Robert Burns, renowned Scottish poet from the 1700’s.

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Blog: Langford View Beat the January Blues

Now the excitement and festivities of Christmas are over the January blues can tend to creep in. This phenomenon is reported to be at its height towards the end of the month with many affected.

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Burns Night at Marston Court

Blog: Highland fling in Oxfordshire care homes

There has been a distinctly Scottish feel to the activities taking place this week in care homes operated by The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) to mark Burns Night.

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The Coombenders - The winning team!

Blog: OSJCT’s Coombe End Court, Wiltshire host’s its first Quiz and Curry Night

On the 11th January, staff at Coombe End Court hosted a “Quiz and Curry” night. A Wiltshire based Ukulele Group who have become firm friends of the home provided the musical entertainment during the interval, whilst the quiz teams enjoyed their curries.

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Blog: The Lakes 24hr pedalathon raises money for charity!

The 9th of January kick started a 24-hour pedalathon at The Lakes care home in Gloucestershire.

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News: OSJCT Gloucestershire Care Home takes part in 24 Hour Pedalathon fundraiser

The 9th of January at 9am kick started a 24-hour pedalathon at The Lakes Care Centre in Gloucestershire. The home is operated by The Orders of St John Care Centre.

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News: Motorbike-loving resident’s dream comes true at Stirlings

When Lisa Duffy, Manager of Stirlings Care Home in Wantage discovered resident June Willis’ lifelong love of motorbikes, she was determined to make sure June could fulfil a dream of going for a spin once again.

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