BLOG: Bear entry, my first week in Goodson Lodge

Hi everyone, Brian here. This is my second blog which details my first week in the home. I hope you like it. Here is how the first week went:

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Hello, I'm Brian a resident at Goodson Lodge Care Centre

BLOG: The bear necessities of moving into Goodson Lodge Care Home, Wiltshire

For those of you who haven’t already heard the news, my name is Brian, I am a bear and I have just spent my first two weeks as a new resident at Goodson Lodge Care Centre.

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BLOG: OSJCT Goodson Lodge opens its doors for its Christmas Fayre

On Saturday 1st December Goodson Lodge Care Centre opened the doors for their Christmas Fayre.

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NEWS: A Poppy Tribute to Armistice Day at Avonbourne Care Centre, Wiltshire

Avonbourne Care Centre in Wiltshire is hosting the unveiling of a poppy wall on its premises on the 9th of November after a 2-minute silence.

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NEWS: Media Spotlight for Dorothy Dagger turning 107 at Hungerford House

Dorothy Dagger celebrated her 107th birthday on 31st October 2018. Hungerford House in Wiltshire, where Dorothy is a resident, pulled out all the stops to celebrate her milestone birthday in style, which also happened to coincide with Halloween.

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Frankie the Ghost!

BLOG: OSJCT Wiltshire celebrates Halloween

Residents, staff and the youngest members of our communities came together in many of our homes across the county to celebrate Halloween this week.

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BLOG: Spooktacular Success at Goodson Lodge Care Home, Trowbridge

Residents, staff and the community celebrated Halloween at Goodson Lodge yesterday with a fantastic party where everyone was invited to come and join a host of ghoulish activities.

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BLOG: OSJCT Wiltshire resident celebrates her 107th birthday!

Dorothy Alice Dagger is a resident at The Order of St John's Care Trust Hungerford House in Wiltshire. On Wednesday 31st October 2018, Dorothy will be celebrating her 107th birthday.

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Respite Care at The Orders of St John Care Trust

BLOG: Short breaks, peace of mind with Respite Care at OSJCT

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) provides a person-centred approach to Respite Care, ensuring that every resident can relax in the knowledge that our dedicated team are there to support them for the duration of their stay.

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BLOG: Amazing Macmillan Coffee Morning at Avonbourne

On Friday the 28th of September Avonbourne Care Centre participated in the world’s largest coffee morning in order to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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NEWS: Brookside Care Home Awarded Gold in South West Bloom Awards – Business Category

We are delighted to announce that The Orders of St John Care Trust care home Brookside in Melksham has been awarded Gold in the South West in Bloom Business category for this year.

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BLOG: OSJCT Brookside residents get involved in Falls Awareness Week

On Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th September Brookside produced and tasted fruit smoothies in aid of falls awareness week. It may not be initially obvious, but dehydration can be a major contributor to falls amongst the elderly population.

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BLOG: Brookside’s very own poet takes centre stage for National Poetry Month

Brookside hosts many talented residents. Many of them have lived fascinating lives, having travelled to some far-flung places, held some very high-powered roles and lived through some extraordinary events.

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BLOG: Avonbourne Care Home residents enjoy a Zoolab visit

On Friday the 7th of September, our residents were delighted to have Zoolab come in with a host of animals you wouldn't expect to find in a care home.

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BLOG: Life’s a fairy trail at #OSJCT’s Brookside Care Centre

Seven residents from Brookside Care Centre took to the countryside last week and spent a day at Hope Nature Centre in Southwick, Trowbridge. The Centre is a registered charity established in 2000 to help provide work placements for young adults with learning difficulties.

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BLOG: Summer fete arrives at #OSJCT’s Avonbourne Care Centre, Wiltshire

Despite the change in weather from continental warmth to the standard British summertime affair (otherwise known as rain) residents and families of Avonbourne Care Centre enjoyed a lovely laughter and music-filled indoor picnic.

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NEWS: OSJCT’s Goodson Lodge achieves highest ever score for Dementia design

The Orders of St John Care Trust’s Goodson Lodge Care Centre in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, has been awarded the Dementia Design Gold Award by independent experts at the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) University of Stirling.

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BLOG: Coombe End Court’s Summer Fete

A wonderful sunny day shone on Coombe End Court’s Summer Fete on Wednesday 1st August.

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BLOG: The journey from tragedy to legacy at Goodson Lodge

When carer Amy, 19 and her partner Scot tragically lost their baby, Mia, to Strep B in May this year the sad news rocked the home. But Amy could never have envisaged the impact that tiny Mia would have on her community and the legacy she would leave.

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Games, dancing and entertainment galore at OSJCT’s Athelstan Houses Summer Fete

It was a perfect day for a Summer party on Saturday 14th August at Athelstan House.

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Residents rock out at Brookside Care Home in Wiltshire

Every resident who joins Brookside Care Centre gets their own personal rock, brightly painted, it sits proudly on a rockery in the front garden, adorned with their name.

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Summer fete rolls into town at The Lakes Care Centre in South Cerney

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day on Saturday to host a traditional English summer fete in Cirencester. The Lakes Care Centre, welcomed over 100 members of the community into the home, to see the facilities, meet the team and enjoy some delicious treats.

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Mary Falmilton

BLOG: OSJCT resident recalls her career as a midwife, as the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday

Mary Familton is a resident at The Orders of St John Care Trust's (OSJCT) Athelstan House in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

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See-Saw Nursery children descend on OSJCT’s Goodson Lodge

On this sunny summers morning the 3rd of July some of the children from See-Saw Nursery arrived in high-vis vests and sunhats at Goodson Lodge.

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OSJCT The Lakes Care Centre to host Dementia Support Day

Following on from our hugely successful Dementia Awareness Event back in February, we are hosting a Dementia Support Day on Wednesday 8th August 2019 from 2-7pm.

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Monkey business at OSJCT’s Coombe End Court

It’s not every day our residents get to hang out with a monkey, but for those living at The Orders of St John Care Trust’s (OSJCT) Coombe End Court home, that was exactly what they did

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Spa Week at Athelstan House, Malmesbury

Dementia Spa Week at Athelstan House, Malmesbury

In support of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Action Week from Monday 21st May to Friday 25th May, Athelstan House opened its doors to the community and residents’ families and friends to enjoy a week of spa treatments and relaxation.

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OSJCT Care Home in Stow on the Wold gets involved in Dementia Action Week

Edwardstow Court Care Centre at Stow-on-the-Wold is getting involved in Dementia Action Week.

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Salisbury Care Home Peddles its way into Dementia Action Week

Cycling for 36 hours sounds like quite an overwhelming crusade, but when it’s done for a good cause, it was an easy decision for employees at The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT).

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OSJCT Area Operations Director, Aaron Whitehead

60 seconds with Aaron Whitehead, Mental Health Nurse

This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, and our guest for 60 seconds is OSJCT’s Aaron Whitehead, Area Operations Director for Wiltshire.

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Brookside opens its doors to Care Home Open Day

On Saturday 21st April, Brookside opened its doors for Care Home Open Day

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Brookside residents experience dining on the Titanic

Residents at Brookside in Melksham have lived a day in the life of a passenger on the RMS Titanic, by tucking into a meal that has been replicated from the menu on the day the famous ship set sail.

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Wiltshire Wanderers tackle the Beast from the East

The Orders of St John Care Trust fielded its very own Wiltshire Wanderers to tackle the Beast from the East that arrived in the UK last week.

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Dementia Awareness Event Success at The Lakes Care Centre

On Wednesday 28 March, The Lakes Care Centre held a family awareness event for those caring for loved ones with Dementia.

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‘Stop the Pressure’ success for OSJCT

The Orders of St John Care Trust is celebrating 34 homes across Lincolnshire and Wiltshire being pressure ulcer free for 100 plus days.

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Burns Night at Brookside

It’s not every day a troop of Scottish dancers have a Scottish knees-up at a care home in Wiltshire, but Burns Night is a tradition OSJCT's Brookside home has celebrated for the past five years.

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Postcards from Abroad

Residents at Brookside care home managed to see the world with each other, but did it all without boarding a single plane.

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OSJCT’s 95-year-old Shining Star

Meet Marjorie Dunford, OSJCT's oldest volunteer at 95 years of age.

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Wiltshire Employee Awards 2017

Wiltshire Annual Employee Awards Ceremony 2017

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Inter-Homes Quiz Competition

Inter-Homes Quiz Competition

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Wiltshire Residents visit Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Excursions

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Festive Winter Wonderland Christmas Party

Festive Winter Wonderland Christmas Party

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Wiltshire Care Home Volunteers Annual Recognition 2016

Wiltshire Volunteer Appreciation Event 2016

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The Mayor of Marlborough Opens Coombe End Court Renovation Project

On 22 September, Councillor Noel Barrett-Morton, the Mayor of Marlborough cut the ribbon to open the home's newly-built 'destination area' and refurbished dementia care household.

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Produce galore at our seventh annual Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show

Produce galore at our seventh annual Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show

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Wish Tree Fund grants wish for Seymour House resident.

Wish Tree Fund grants wish for Seymour House resident.

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Automaton ‘On Tour’ in Wiltshire – Exploring Ageing through Art.

Automaton ‘On Tour’ across the Trust – Exploring Ageing through Art.

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Wiltshire Trust in Bloom Garden Competition 2016

Wiltshire 'Trust in Bloom' Garden Competition 2016

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The Order of Malta Awards 2016

Huge congratulations to medal recipients who received their awards at The Order of Malta’s St John’s Day Ceremony, which was held at Brompton Oratory in London on 24th June

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Wiltshire Annual Employee Awards

Wiltshire Annual Employee Awards 2016 - Recognising Outstanding Achievements

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Royal Opening for Avonbourne Care Centre

HRH Princess Alexandra performed the official opening of Avonbourne Care Centre in Salisbury on Thursday, 4 May.

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1940s Vintage Tea Dance

Wiltshire residents enjoyed a 1940s themed Vintage Tea Dance

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Marlborough Care Home Dementia Refurbishment Reaches Midway Point

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), which runs 18 care homes throughout Wiltshire, has announced that the £240,000 refurbishment project at its Marlborough care facility has reached its halfway point.

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Goodies Shop opens at Brookside

Goodies Shop opens at Brookside Care Home

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Festive Fun at Christmas Party

Festive Fun at Christmas Party

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Wiltshire Care Homes Celebrate Dignity Action Day

The Orders of St John Care Trust, one of Wiltshire’s leading care home providers, will celebrate this year’s Dignity Action Day by hosting a range of events designed to provide a truly memorable day for residents and their families, care staff and communities throughout the county.

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Reindeer Day at Brookside

Before getting started on their busiest night of the year, some reindeer found time to visit residents at Brookside in Melksham.

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Weaving as Therapy

Weaving as Therapy

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Long Service Volunteer Retires

Long Service Volunteer Retires

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Wiltshire Annual Employee Awards – Recognising Outstanding Achievements

Wiltshire Annual Employee Awards – Recognising Outstanding Achievements

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Cllr Humphries unveils foundation stone for new Trowbridge Care Centre

On 21 October, Cllr Keith Humphries, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Adult Care, unveiled the Foundation Stone for the Trust's new state-of-the-art care centre on the Hilperton Road site in Trowbridge.

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NAPA (National Activity Providers Association) Gala – 23 September 2015

NAPA (National Activity Providers Association) Gala – 23 September 2015

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Nationwide Corporate Volunteers bring a taste of Hollywood to Ridgeway House

Nationwide Corporate Volunteers bring a taste of Hollywood to Ridgeway House

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Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show

Wiltshire Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show

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West of England Festival of Textiles (WEFT) 2015

West of England Festival of Textiles (WEFT) 2015

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NCS Youth Action Wiltshire

NCS Youth Action Wiltshire

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Wiltshire Inter-Homes Quiz Competition

Inter-Homes Quiz Competition

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Wiltshire Trust in Bloom Garden Competition

Wiltshire Trust in Bloom Garden Competition

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Residents and staff from Brookside

Viva Las Vegas

Wiltshire Care Home Residents Experience The Glitz and Glamour of Las Vegas at Annual Tea Dance

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Dementia Awareness Week 18 to 24 May 2015

Dementia Awareness Week 18 to 24 May 2015

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One Year Service Awards - Davide Biscotti, Maureen Nix, Pamela Terry, Charles Clisby, Jean Skittrall, Alison Peyton & Pat Heddrall with PAT

Wiltshire Volunteers Awarded for their hard work and achievements

Older People Deserve a Voice - Your Vote Counts!

We're making sure our residents have the opportunity to have their say on issues that directly affect all of us. Make sure you exercise your right to vote at the General Election. REMEMBER, your vote really matters!

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Brookside’s Living Nativity in Melksham

New Ashwood Care Centre in Warminster officially opened

OSJCT's newest care development was opened by Mrs Sarah Troughton, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, on 25 November 2014.

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Bemerton Lodge’s Hannah Callanan wins National Carer of the Year Award!

Congratulations to Carer Hannah Callanan, who works at our Bemerton Lodge care home in Salisbury, who has been named National Carer of the Year.

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Councillor Terry

Produce galore at our fifth annual Flower, Vegetable & Craft Show