Doting on Dads!
New Forest Colten Care homes in Brockenhurst and New Milton celebrate Father's Day
Dads living at Colten Care’s 21 care homes across the south were treated to some extra special attention on Father’s Day.
Beers, chocolates, goodie bags and their own choice of film viewing brought cheer all round, topped only by welcoming loved ones in for precious time together.
Picnics and bridge tournament at Kingfishers, New Milton
Family members were able to visit at all homes throughout the day under Covid guidance, creating many opportunities for conversations and gift opening.
At the twice Outstanding-rated Kingfishers in New Milton, Hampshire, there were picnics in the garden and a bridge tournament.
I'm a very lucky man!
Resident Bill Newenham, who enjoyed a picnic and glass of wine with his son and other relatives, said: “I had a lovely time, well spent with my family. I'm a very lucky man.”
Kingfishers’ Companionship Team Leader Rose Arcellana said: “We asked the dads what they wanted to do. In the afternoon we watched the Queen's tennis final followed by football and we finished off the day with a glass of shandy to say cheers to all fathers around the globe. The day was all about them.”
Goodie bags and big screen at Woodpeckers, Brockenhurst
Staff at Colten’s Outstanding-rated Brockenhurst home, Woodpeckers, gave out goodie bags to dads among the residents and invited them to select a film to watch on the big screen. The choice was the 1944 Judy Garland musical comedy Meet Me in St Louis.
Resident Frank Coumbe said: “I had a wonderful Father’s Day, seeing my number one daughter Sue and enjoying the goodie bag which was an unexpected gift.”
Likewise, fellow resident Peter Sheath said: “It was lovely as always to see my two children Marissa and Mario, but especially on Father’s Day. And I was most surprised and delighted in the afternoon to get this lovely treat bag from all at Woodpeckers.”
Woodpeckers’ Companionship Team Leader Jane Bunker said: “Father’s Day is a special day for families everywhere, and especially so after a year in which face-to-face contact with loved ones has been made challenging because of lockdown.”
Pictured left: Father’s Day at Colten Care’s Outstanding-rated Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst. Clockwise from top left: residents Frank Coumbe, Ivan Peters, Fred Woodford, Roger Johnson and Peter Sheath.
Pictured right from top: Kingfishers residents Bill Newenham, Gerry Bryer and Les Kemp
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Three of Colten's New Forest homes are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission: Linden House specialist dementia care home in Lymington, Woodpeckers residential home in Brockenhurst and Kingfishers in New Milton.
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With more than 30 years’ experience, Colten Care is an award-winning family-owned care home company. It has 21 quality care homes covering Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and 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...