Pastels for Pleasure – 28th January 2016
We were delighted to welcome Derrick Strong, an ex professional graphic designer and now Pastel artist for an afternoon experimenting with pastel colours. It was a fun afternoon as our residents got their fingers dirty rubbing in the chalk pastels. Joy produced a couple of original ‘takes’ on the theme of flowers and Pat showed… Read more »
Christmas at Country Lodge December 2015
Deck the Halls, bring out the Figgy Pudding, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Country Lodge! Yes, the tree is up and we’ve had the Christmas production of “Winter Wonderland” by our visiting show group. Tuesday saw the event we all love, the Punch and Carols evening masterminded by Claire and Chef… Read more »
It’s a family affair
Chrissie Tiltman was surrounded by her family when she celebrated her 89th birthday here. There were cheers and laughter as she blew out the candles on her pretty birthday cake made specially by chef Chris. Manager Debbie and the staff were really pleased to get a gorgeous thank you card saying that all the family… Read more »
First Aid Training at Country Lodge – 8th September
Keeping our staff up to speed on First Aid, Ray Harsfield from Quality Matters Training demonstrates resuscitating ‘Little Anne’ – a surprisingly difficult exercise given the stiffness of her chest! Our next course is Epilepsy Awareness….
It’s eyes down and look in as Dolores gets her ducks in a row!
Our residents have really got the Bingo bug here – Activities Co-ordinator, Dolores calls the numbers during one of our fun games. Dolores also holds a weekly quiz which is even challenging for the boss when he happens to be eavesdropping!
Sunshine and Pimms for our 4th July Stars ‘n’ Stripes Garden Party
It was a very festive 4th July as we held our annual Garden Party in gardens festooned with red, white and blue balloons and bunting. Manager Debbie continued the theme with the table flowers and glitter hats for those in the mood to wear them! Residents and their families basked in the afternoon sunshine and… Read more »
A Hat trick at 90!
Elegant resident Jean Treadwell was in the pink as she celebrated her 90th birthday today with not one but three magnums of Veuve Clicquot brought in by friends. Jean kindly shared the champagne with fellow residents along with a beautiful pink and white cake made by cook Pauline. Residents continued to enjoy their champers while… Read more »
Local Artist helps raise money for Nepalese disaster survivors
Local Worthing artist Brenda Brooks has donated one of her signature sea paintings to help raise money for survivors of the Nepal earthquake. The painting ‘Visibility Good’ will be auctioned during the annual Garden Party on 4th July. Brenda recently exhibited her work at the Country Lodge Art Exhibition in March. Brenda’s great grandfather was… Read more »
It wasn’t just the weather that was hotting up on Tuesday as our staff took to the garden for fire training. Intrepid Deputy Manager Katie volunteered to be the first to confront the ‘wastepaper bin ‘ fire but everyone, including the usually debonair boss, donned gloves and goggles to have a practice. All great fun… Read more »
Spring has well and truly arrived at Country Lodge and our garden is looking particularly beautiful thanks to the hard work of our gardener,Paula Leal. To show off the garden and house and give residents something new and colourful to look at we held our first Art Exhibition aptly named ‘Spring View’. It was a… Read more »