Egerton Lodge News

Egerton Lodge is proud to announce that for a second year running, we have been awarded the Leicestershire County Council’s Quality Assessment Framework (QAF) Gold Award for Older People.  Once again we were be able to demonstrate levels of quality across all areas of practice including management and leadership, environment within the home, information, policies and procedures, safeguarding adults, staff training and development, quality of care and quality of life.

Day trip to Skegness

We experienced a day at the seaside in true British style. No amount of rain or wind could have dampened the enthusiasm of our day-trippers who were determined to enjoy every moment. We sang and shared banter on the buses, gambled our 2p coins in the arcades, studied sand, sea and donkeys, played bingo and admired the clean and homely front and pier with undisguised pleasure, blankets and waterproof ponchos!

The highlight was, without question, the best fish and chips Skegness and possibly any seaside resort anywhere, had to offer. Lunch was absolute perfection!

Activities Staff

July saw Jess, Jayde and Lisa joining Sue and Mandy in leading activities. Lisa quickly established herself as bingo queen, Jayde revealed her expertise and enthusiasm for craft and Jess proved super-efficient in organising internal and visiting entertainment. Welcome, well done and thankyou ladies.


Pets as Therapy

We had our first visit from Sharon Barber who has trained her dogs in social, therapeutic behaviour for the benefit of the community. The beautiful Kanga and cheeky little Rupert are now regular visitors and have friends and fans amongst residents, staff and visitors alike.

Paint The Town Red

We were keen to join in the town’s commemoration of this mischievous historical event, part of Melton’s heritage which is now a well known phrase.

Residents painted and glued all afternoon to produce the Marquis of Waterford’s friends who were duly placed outside, climbing the walls & shrubs to put paint on Egerton Lodge. It is certain that he and his infamous crew would have known this house in its hey day and may have visited before.

The Marquis of Waterford himself, assembled by the residents and dressed in his hunting wear, found all the stuffing, sticking and painting too much and settled himself outside to relax with his favourite tipple.

The display was so good that Egerton Lodge was won the 'Best Dressed Window' competition at the Paint The Town Red event.

We would like to thank Tony Butler for returning back to Egerton Lodge with his amazking collection of animals. We were luckly enough to see tortoise, lizards, spiders, millipedes, snakes, ferets, an owl and a jungle nymph.

St Valentine’s Day

Valentine roses were a wonderful surprise for our residents, handed to residents by Lisa and Stuart. They looked amazing when later displayed.

Kirsty is now a monthly part of our program. She looks so glamourous in her ‘vintage’ dresses and plays a wide variety of well known songs.

The annual Christmas party lived up to its reputation regarding the quality and quantity of choices at the buffet, the carols led by Springfield Jazz and the great welcome extended to visitors by the owner, Krishen.

The annual Christmas Tree Festival, when all residents can view the displays at St Mary’s church, kick started our Christmas season. We are determined to decorate our own tree for next year’s festival.

Bonfire Night

Once more Dolly’s husband David was parted from his most comfortable old clothes for Guy Fawkes to wear. Our residents, duly stuffed the arms, legs and body with newspaper, while Dolly’s masterpiece was his thoroughly frightened face. Thanks to Stuart, Karen, Danielle, Krishen, Tracey, Lisa, Dolly, Mandy and Jim for an entertaining evening with the most marvellous display of fireworks and food served.

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