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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Alli Toasts 2018 as Chetwynd House Employee of the Year!

Christmas has come early for a worker at a Chetwynd House.

On being officially named asthe home’s Employee of the Year and scooping a £100 Christmas bonus, Alli Ward, an administrator at Chetwynd House said: “I am thrilled to have won employee of the year and feel honoured to be part of such a great company. Adept is truly a great place to work and with the continued help and support of a great manager and team, I look forward to many more great years at Chetwynd House,”

“Many congratulations to Alli. As part of our aim of being a superb place to live or work, we operate a monthly Employeeof the Month scheme. Each of our care home managers chooses to recognise thework of an employee and then at the end of the year, we select the overall winner at each home. This year, we also surprised our team with prizes for the ‘Best Dressed’ amongst them at our glittering awards and Christmas party!” explained Adept Managing Director, Dave Lock.”

Choral Christmas Delight in Care Home Competition

Residents from Chetwynd House Care Home, Chilwell, performed to a packed audience of relatives and loved ones at St Catherine’s Church, Burbage as part of a care home singing competition.

Each choir performed two of their favourite songs including a Christmas classic and together the five choirs taking part all gave a rousing performance of We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Whilst also fun, the choirs were judged by an experienced panel with four members and the leader of St Catherine’s church choir. The resident choirs were treated to a fish & chip lunch before the awards were presented. Chetwynd House picked up the Best Overall award!

“It was a lovely day out, it was so much fun, I really enjoyed myself,” said Audrey Johnson. “It was fantastic. I love singing and I sang my heart out,” added Brian Johnson.

Adept Care Homes Managing Director, Dave Lock said: “Singing is a much-loved past time for our residents and we have all enjoyed months of practice along with today’s final performances. The church has been a great setting and with performances of Jingle Bells and Winter Wonderland, we’re definitely feeling festive! A huge congratulations to everyone involved in delivering something truly special for our residents.”