Residents at Bowood Court and Mews, worked through wind, rain and even heat waves to water and nurture their plants ready to compete in the first ever ‘Hanging basket competition’ ran by Adept Care Homes.
The residents took pride in planting, designing, and creating their very own hanging baskets for everybody to enjoy during the summer months.
Sarah Baker (88), a former Care Manager the Hanover Housing Association, recently singled out Local Care Home, Bowood Court and Mews as ‘Best of the Bunch’.
Bowood Court and Mews welcomed Sarah in March 2021. “We have such a laugh here and I love the company. It’s been wonderful and I have met so many lovely people. Being a Care Manager for over 40 years, you get to know what to look for in a care home. I have been here for nearly 2 months now and I cannot complain, it’s the best of the bunch.”
All Aboard to celebrate Margaret’s 100th Birthday at Bowood Court & Mews
Margaret Webb (99), a former Redditch bus conductor celebrates her 100th Birthday at her home, Bowood Court and Mews Care Home on Saturday 19th September 2020.
Bowood Court and Mews arranged for a very special delivery. A local bus company, Diamond Buses ran a special 3 o’clock service to deliver a bouquet of flowers and a letter from the Queen, together with lavish celebrations, live entertainment and a surprise family visit to mark this, her milestone 100th birthday.
“We were very proud to be part of Margaret’s special day and wish her very many happy returns. Margaret who used to be a Bus Conductress and still has a great interest in buses was delighted to see her own special bus service arrive at her 100th Birthday celebrations,” said a spokesperson for Diamond Buses.
Margaret says “the key to a long and happy life is a good cooked breakfast, being happy, and enjoying life. My years as a bus conductor gave me great pleasure as I was always able to meet new people and since moving into Bowood I have met some wonderful people too. They do a great breakfast too” she chuckled.
Bowood Court and Mews help dementia resident Judy, return to the studio. Staff at the care home were amazed when they saw Judy’s original studio session and just knew they had to get her back to the studio.
A Bowood Court & Mews resident with dementia has re-recorded her version of Shirley Bassey’s ‘Hey Big Spender’ in a local studio.
Judy Pass (74) is a former teacher with a passion for singing, who now sometimes struggles to remember with her condition, remembered all the words, and managed to hit the notes perfectly.
With veganism becoming one of the UK’s fastest growing lifestyle movements and with an estimated 7,000 vegetarians and vegans in residential and nursing care homes, Hospitality Manager, Rebecca Lambert at Bowood Court & Mews decided to introduce residents to the plant-based diet by holding a vegan festival during the month of January, or better known as ‘Veganuary’.
“I am taking part in Veganuary this year and when the residents heard about it, they asked me: “What can you eat? Can you still eat chocolates and sweets? Don’t you miss meat?” I wanted to show them how diverse and interesting vegan food can be.”
Adept Care Homes continues to expand its team and is delighted to welcome Kenny Nelson as its newly appointed Business Director for its Midlands-based care homes.
Kenny brings with him a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge following 7 years working alongside Adept Care Homes as Relationship Director with RBS and later, as Senior Director, Health & Social Care with CYB (Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank).