Egerton Lodge News

We all hoped you had a lovely pancake day

On Shrove Tuesday pancakes were tossed by the residents, some to the ceiling, some to the floor, some through the window and some through the door. One landed on Anne’s head. Congratulations to the winner Rita Cooper and runner up Maisie Pickering.

Everyone at Egerton Lodge would love to wish you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year

As expected father Christmas arrived with his two elves, bringing his special wishes and presents for every resident before starting his busy night’s work.

Our Christmas events were kicked off with Cinderella’s visit (with her ugly sisters) courtesy of S&G productions. Our next event was the wonderful sound of the Melton male voice choir, always a joy to listen to.

We also had young entertainers Oasis nursery with delightful Christmas songs and rhymes and the inspiring “Birchwood School” who really made a stir amongst the residents and left all with broadly smiling faces.

The Christmas party was a wonderful a celebration, a sumptuous buffet, free flowing wine, festive music from the Springfield jazz band rounded off with enthusiastic carol singing enjoyed by everyone.

Everyone at Egerton Lodge would like to wish Joyce Wells a very happy retirement

Kerry jean “alias Mrs Christmas” delighted all with her voice & astounded some with her balancing skills on those high heeled red shoes.

Our annual visit to St Mary’s Christmas tree festival was open to all residents come rain or shine. All who participated found a spectacular display of over 1,000 trees to admire and enjoyed the time with old friends and new acquaintances. Egerton Lodge are hoping to have our own tree displayed for the next year with the help of the residents.

Egerton Lodge is proud to announce that through the hard work and commitment of all the staff we have been awarded the Leicestershire County Council’s Quality Assessment Framework (QAF) Gold Award for Older People, and were fully compliant with our recent inspection. QAF was launched as the council wants to drive up the quality of care services, showing that we are providing high quality services in Leicestershire. It give residents and relatives reassurance that we are meeting the highest standards of quality and dignity.

Our annual Bon Fire Night took place on Friday 6th November.

Everyone throughly enjoyed the bon fire, fireworks and the Guy Fawkes made by the residents

We served mulled wine, tomato soup, hot dogs and a wide selection of cakes

A great time was had by all at our Annual Summer Barbeque. Weather was great; food was fantastic, as always.

Entertainment by the “Springfield Jazz” was brilliant and the visit from Jeanie Holmes, the mayor, is always a pleasure.

 

All residents were able to participate by adding to the rhythm of regular music entertainer Diana’s African Dream. Resident’s played their own percussion instruments and had a very enjoyable afternoon.

The cheese and wine evening, organised by Dolly and Stewart, was a phenomenal success, enjoyed by residents, staff and visitors alike, all wonderfully entertained by the Melton male voice choir throughout the evening.

The Eger tones

For the first time, inspired by suggestions from residents, Dolly (Activities Co-ordinator) along with Daphne resident Joyce’s daughter put together a singing group “The Egertones” Daphne trains their voices through regular rehearsals to maximise their natural talents to bring the group to performance standard.

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