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Lytes Cary Manor

Residents make the most of the sunshine and visit Lytes Cary Manor.  A Medieval Manor House with beautiful landscaped gardens, for tranquil walks along the river Cary.

Immacolata House residents walking in the gardens of Lytes Cary Manor Immacolata House residents walking in the gardens of Lytes Cary Manor

Live Music

Musician, Joe Ferdinand entertains Immacolata House with his live music…

Joe Ferdinand during his live music at Immacolata House Resident dancing along to Joe Ferdinand's live music

Chris Clarke entertains on ‘National Smile Day’

Immacolata house had a fun afternoon (May 2018); spent singing, dancing and ‘smiling’ with the company of Chris Clarke..

Staff and residents having fun on National Smile Day with Chris Clarke's live music Staff and residents having fun on National Smile Day with Chris Clarke's live music Chris Clarke entertaining Immacolata House on National Smile Day Staff and residents dancing together to Chris Clarke's live music


Matthew ‘Rocks’!

Matthew Rock is a vocalist keyboard player, with over 20 years experience. Rocking shows after shows playing all genres of music.

Residents had a wonderful afternoon of his entertainment…

Matthew rock entertaining residents

King Ina school St Patrick’s Day

King Ina spend the afternoon building their relationships with the residents, with a St Patrick’s Day themed colouring in activity…

King Ina School pupils colouring in St Patrick's Day pictures with the residents King Ina School pupils colouring in St Patrick's Day pictures with the residents

Little Pips St Patrick’s Day

Residents make shaving foam sponge paintings for St Patrick’s Day with the residents…

Little Pips and residents making sponge paintings for St Patrick's Day

Monday meander at Barrington court

Barrington Court is a National Trust empty Tudor Manor. Residents enjoyed a walk round the property and it’s beautiful grounds…

Immacolata Residents walking round Barrington Court

 

Remembrance Service

Immacolata House held a remembrance service in memory of past residents (7th March 2018). Families and friends attended the service, which was held in Lucia lounge with Rev Scott conducting.
Afterwards, balloons were let off for each person that had past away, followed by a cream tea and time to reflect.

Remembrance service sheets laid out on the chairs Past residents names laid out with a candle each, on the table during the remembrance service Families and friends of past residents during the Remembrance service conducted by Rev Scott Families and loved ones enjoying the cream tea after the remembrance service flower displays for the remembrance service Immacolata House's Remembrance service, service sheet


St David’s Day

Celebrations for St David’s Day (March 1st 2018) started with making paper 3D daffodils with King Ina School Pupils. Then baking delicious welsh cakes in the afternoon…

Resident and King Ina School Pupils making paper 3D daffodils Finished paper 3D daffodils Resident mixing the welsh cake dough Home made Welsh cakes ready to bake


Archie Project continues with King Ina School

Wednesday 21st February 2018, Immacolata House enjoyed another visit from King Ina School in Somerton for the Archie Project..

Residents with King Ina School children colouring in Residents with King Ina School children colouring in


Archie Assembly

Wednesday 7th February 2018. Immacolata House visited King Ina School to take part in the Archie Assembly; all the children dressed as ‘Archie’ the Scarecrow..

King Ina school and Immacolata residents during the Archie Assembly Resident sharing a biscuit with pupil Some of the school children dressed up and sat with Immacolata House residents also wearing scarecrow hats King Ina school pupil dressed as a scarecrow King Ina school pupil dressed as a scarecrow with her teddy also dressed up


Drums

Immacolata House had a fun afternoon (February 2018), making lots of music with drums. A Big Thank You to Primrose from Reminiscence Learning for supplying the drums..

Residents and Primose making music with drums Resident playing the drums Resident playing the drum


Rainbow for Archie

A beautiful rainbow appeared over Archie’s garden in Immacolata House…

Rainbow over Archie's garden


Big Garden Birdwatch

Now experts in making their own bird feeders, the residents made even more; so to attract wildlife into their gardens. And, most importantly, to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.

The finished fat ball bird feeders Making Fat ball bird feeders


An afternoon in ‘Blue Hawaii’

It may have been raining in Langport, But the sun was shining in Hawaii!
Residents transformed their lounge into a cinema and enjoyed an afternoon with Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii!

Residents watching Blue Hawaii on the big screen at Immacolata House


Archie Project

Immacolata House had their first Archie meeting with King Ina School from Somerton.
The children had made some lovely handmade gifts for the residents. And they enjoyed a lovely afternoon getting to know each other and playing games.

King Ina School children with Immacolata House residents in the garden King Ina School children with Immacolata House residents in the Archie garden King Ina School children with Archie knitted dolls under the Archie Garden sign King Ina School children meeting Immacolata House residents King Ina School child playing racket and ball game with resident Hand made gift for Immacolata House residents from King Ina School children Hand made gifts for Immacolata House residents from King Ina School children Hand made gift for Immacolata House residents from King Ina School children Hand made gift for Immacolata House residents from King Ina School children


Bird Feeders

Some of the residents got together to make bird feeders. They mixed bird seed with suet and allowed them to dry hard in containers with a string to hang them.
Once they were ready and good enough to eat, they were taken in the garden and hung up for the birds and squirrels to enjoy.

The residents enjoyed the ‘seeds’ of their labour whilst watching the wildlife feed.” [Caroline, Activities Assistant]

Residents mixing ingredients for bird feeders bowls of mixed bird feeder ingredients Carer and resident placing mixed bird feed into pot to dry in that shape Finished shaped bird feeders Bird feeder hanging in the tree Bird feeder hanging in the tree Bird feeder hanging in the tree


Christmas Jumper Day

All those that wore a Christmas jumper, took part in a catwalk to show case their jumper, and therefore were judged on the favourite.

Consequently, Sam V (Resident’s husband) won the competition with his Penguin jumper.

Everyone who wore Christmas Jumpers at Immacolata house Sam, winner of the Christmas Jumper Competition


Christmas Party

Residents were joined by their loved ones today to have an afternoon of fun. Which included a buffet lunch was provided, with Musical entertainment and a raffle which was drawn.

Kitchen Assistant showcasing the large buffet lunch laid out Table set up for the Christmas Party Immacolata House nurse pouring wine for resident and her loved ones Immacolata House residents and loved ones sat at their tables enjoying the Christmas Party Buffet Lunch Immacolata House residents and loved ones at buffet lunch table Immacolata House staff wearing festive head gear Immacolata House Residents and Loved ones sat together enjoying the Christmas Party Live entertainment Immacolata House Residents and Loved ones sat together enjoying the Christmas Party Live entertainment


Poppy Service

Immacolata House went to the remembrance service at Huish Episcopi Church in Langport. Residents really enjoyed watching the service and reminiscing about their past experiences. Then they each placed a remembrance cross to pay their respects…

remembrance service at Huish Episcopi Church in Langport remembrance service at Huish Episcopi Church in Langport remembrance service at Huish Episcopi Church in Langport


Firework paintings

Residents enjoyed using recycled toilet roll holders to make firework paintings. They also enjoyed reminiscing about firework displays and family traditions.

Resident's finished colourful firework paintingsresidents making firework paintings with toilet cut up cardboard toilet roll tubesMaking firework paintings with toilet cut up cardboard toilet roll tubesresidents making firework paintings with toilet cut up cardboard toilet roll tubesMaking firework paintings with toilet cut up cardboard toilet roll tubesMaking firework paintings with toilet cut up cardboard toilet roll tubes


Halloween activities

Residents took part in lots of great activities to celebrate Halloween;

  • Halloween bingo
  • Halloween bowling
  • Baking Halloween biscuits
  • Halloween memory games
  • Making & decorating chocolate apples with Little Pips

Little pips children and residents decorating apples in chocolate Little pips children and residents decorating apples in chocolate Little pips children and residents decorating apples in chocolate Little pips children and residents decorating apples in chocolate Halloween themed memory game Finished baked cookies Residents making cookies for halloween Resident making cookies for halloween Resident playing Halloween themed bowling Resident playing Halloween themed bowling Halloween bowling with a ball and toilet paper with drawn on spooky faces


Halloween Arts & Crafts

Residents made Halloween pumpkin prints using an apple cut in half and dipped in paint (17th October 2017)…

Resident & relative making pumpkin prints Finished pumpkin apple stamps making pumpkin prints with apple stamps Finished pumpkin paintings using apple stamps Residents and staff making pumpkin paintings with apple stamps Residents and staff making pumpkin paintings with apple stamps


Little Pips

Immacolata House and Curry Rivel primary school are going to be working together over the summer holidays from the 25/07/17 – 29/08/17.
Residents are going to be going to Curry Rivel primary school every Tuesday for a hour and taking part in activities with Little Pips, who are preschool children.
Therefore this is a new link for Immacolata House and Curry Rivel preschool to allow residents and preschool children to interact together.

Previously, Curry Rivel primary school children in year 5 have been working with residents to find out their life story. This was with the Archie Project which has been really successful with residents and children forming a bond together. Therefore, Immacolata House are very exited to see how the younger children, who are between the ages of 2-4 years interact with the residents.


Gardening Club

Curry Rivel Primary school and residents have been working together during gardening club, that takes place once a month. Residents and the school children planted vegetables, herbs and seeds.

As a result, their first vegetables which they have grown in the garden were ready to be picked (15th June 2017), which consequently was chard.
Elaine, Chef, picked and cooked the chard which the residents enjoyed with their supper.

Home grown chard at Immacolata House Dementia Nursing Home Langport Chef holding up their home grown chard at Immacolata House Dementia Nursing Home Langport Chef cutting their home grown chard at Immacolata House Dementia Nursing Home Langport


Archie Project

Over a number of weeks, Curry Rivel school children in year 5 and some of their residents have been working together to complete a life story book. Therefore each resident was paired with a child and given a life story book to complete. The life story books cover topics such as; Family, Food and drink, Working life and Music.

Residents attend Curry Rivel Primary school to receive their finished Life Story Books (9th June 2017). Finally the children who were working with each resident took it in turns to present their books and gave the residents flowers.

Residents with Curry Rivel pupils and their Life Story books Resident with Curry Rivel pupil presenting her Life Story book and flowers Resident with Curry Rivel pupil presenting his Life Story book and flowers Curry Rivel pupils with an Immacolata house resident


Kelways Inn

Residents went out to Kelways Inn in Langport for lunch (6th June 2017). Because the first Tuesday of every month Kelways offer carers to bring residents for lunch and the carers go free.

“Residents really enjoyed the social interaction with staff at Kelways and other people who were at the pub.” [Immacolata House Activities Team]

Staff and residents at Kelways Pub Staff and residents at Kelways Pub Staff and residents at Kelways Pub


Magical Memories

Magical Memories came to Immacolata House to provide musical entertainment (5th June 2017). Their entertainment consists of two singers, husband and wife. Residents loved using musical instruments most of all, to interact with the singers.

Magical Memories entertaining residents Magical Memories entertaining residents


Arts & Crafts

Residents enjoyed an afternoon of colouring in (2nd June 2017). ‘Outdoors’ was the theme and they worked in a small group, all helping each other to colour their pictures.

Resident and relative colouring in Resident colouring in Resident colouring in