1950’s BBQ proves a hit at Lymington's Court Lodge care home

Fun and laughter at Colten Care home, where 4 for 3 offer continues all summer for short stay breaks!

Memories are made of this: Colten companion Marilyn Tucker- Sandy (centre) with Court Lodge residents Phyllis Wallbanke, Graham Burley and Rose Joyce and Colten Care staff Fiona Pritchard, Kim Badcock and Sarah Benbow CarterA summer barbecue with a 1950’s theme proved a real hit at Colten Care's Court Lodge care home in Lymington.

Staff dressed in period costume, while musical due Leslie and Bob played a selection of hits from the era. Residents, family and friends tucked into a large barbecue selection, surrounded by long playing records which had been hung from bunting.

A raffle raised £79 for Lymington Cat and Kitten Rescue.

The BBQ was one of many annual events around the New Forest area at Colten Care homes this summer that are open to the local community as well as residents, their familes and friends.

Sheeja Lolamony, Home Manager, said: “We always have a fun time at our annual barbecue and this year was no exception. It was a great success and enjoyed by all but especially our residents. Some even got up and danced to the music they remembered, and loved, so much.

“We have a beautiful garden and, together with the perfect weather, the barbecue really showed off her happy home in the best possible light.”

The next New Forest Colten Care open event is a Country & Western BBQ at Woodpecker's in Brockenhurst on Friday 16 August.

In addition, other regular events open to those in the local community include 'Come Dine with Us' every Wednesday at Belmore Lodge - come and join the residents for a sociable lunch (booking essential!). Ladies, on the first Wednesday of each month join the residents at Court Lodge for Ladies' Afternoon Tea and gentlemen, come along to the Gentlemen's Lunch Club, also at Court Lodge on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

All these events provide an excellent opportunity for people in the local community, who might be lonely or considering whether they should make a move to a care home one day, to come along and make new friends whilst experiencing the fun atmosphere at Colten Care's homes.

A break for both carer and cared for with Colten Care short stays

Belmore Lodge Court Lodge 443 600x400Whether recovering from a spell in hospital, or simply wanting to give your carer - or yourself - a break, a short stay in one of Colten Care's homes could be just the ticket.

And this summer enjoy an All-Inclusive Summer break with Colten Care's 4 weeks for the price of 3 special offer!

Along with the reassurance of 24-hour quality care, enjoy excellent home cooked food, luxury cafes, hair salons, beautiful gardens and many more luxury amenities. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a stimulating and imaginative programme of activities organised by the dedicated companionship team.

Caring for a loved one can be demanding and stressful, both emotionally and physically. We all deserve an occasional break from our responsibilities – and that’s where a respite stay in a beautiful, welcoming care home comes in. You may well associate care homes with long-term care, but there are many reasons why shorter stays are attractive as well.

People on discharge from hospital often require additional care to start their recuperation. Meanwhile some individuals or families want to try out a care home before making a longer-term commitment to move in permenantly.

Find out more about short stays at Colten Care here


Find out more about Colten Care's New Forest homes

Colten Care operates six residential nursing and care homes in the local area, including three in Lymington: Belmore Lodge, Court Lodge and dementia specialist Linden House. There are also homes in Brockenhurst (Woodpecker's), New Milton (Kingfisher's) and Mudeford (Avon Reach). Click on the links to find out more about each home...

If you fancy a short stay at a Colten home this summer, either as respite or as an all-inclusive holiday, take advantage of the current '4 weeks for the price of 3' offer! Find out more here.

Colten Care's Avon Reach    Colten Care Court Lodge Lymington    Colten Care Linden House Lymington 

Colten Care Belmore Lodge Lymington    Colten Care Kingfishers New Milton    Colten Care Woodpeckers Brockenhurst