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Residents Rejoice at Chetwynd as Religious Services Resume.

Monica Usher (84) and her fellow residents at Chetwynd House in Chilwell recently took part in their first face-to-face church service since the start of COVID-19 in March 2020.

Monica Usher, a long-term resident of Chetwynd House and devote Christian said “I have really struggled with the virtual church services during Covid but it was definitely better than nothing. I feel reborn and a renewed sense of belonging to my community, it’s always nice to see the Reverend in person.”

Singing hymns, praying and listening to readings from the Bible were just some of the activities that took place when the local community vicar, the Rev Johnathan Strickland, from St. Barnabas, from Inham Nook performed the ceremony.

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“You’re Hired” – care home residents now recruiting

Our residents have been participating in the interview process for recruiting new staff members, as part of their initiative to make more inclusive decisions.

As part of the new recruiting process, Head of the Residents Committee, John, was asked to be the resident’s representative for the interviews.

John is 88 years old and used his extensive life skills to support the appointment of new staff members.

John not only sat in on the interviews but was also given free rein to draft his own questions and ask them to the applicants, impressing everyone with his interview skills and professionalism. 

Following the interview, John gave his feedback to the team at Chetwynd House and using his invaluable input, they appointed the new staff members.

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Residents go vegan and discover there is far more to Veganuary than ‘meats’ the eye!

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 Chetwynd House 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.”

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Kenny Nelson newly appointed Business Director at Adept Care Homes

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).

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A Trip Down Memory Lane for Residents With The Launch Of The New Dementia Café.

Chetwynd House Care Home took residents on a trip down memory lane with the launch of its first-ever Dementia Café in February.  The Alzheimer’s Society launched the project to provide a warm welcome and comfortable environment for people with dementia and their carers to meet with others in a relaxed social setting.

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