Activities at Appletree Grange

Our Activities Coordinator is constantly arranging new activities to stimulate and catch the imagination of our residents. From visiting entertainers to a regular craft table to outings on the minibus, there is always something for our residents to keep them entertained. Our Activities Coordinator also takes the time to sit with each resident and go through a life history so they get to know what the likes and dislikes of each individual are and can tailor the activities to suit them. A monthly residents meeting is held to get the views of the residents and to get suggestions from them and their families about what they would like to do and everything that can be done to accommodate their requests is done.

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Another 5 Stars

Head Chef, Michael Brooks, has recently been awarded a 5 star rating by Environmental Health, for the 14th year running!

Michael takes great pride in cooking fresh, tasty and wholesome food for the residents. He ensures all the catering team are trained to a high standard and conducts regular training with the team.

Michael is pictured above being presented with champagne and is delighted that he will also be receiving a gift from Irene Lewis and the Hospitality Team.

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Appletree Choir

Residents from Appletree Grange recently performed at the Sage in Gateshead over Easter as part of the Gateshead Choir, which is made up of care home residents and carers throughout the district. The singers have been preparing for the big performance since October last year, and it was a huge success.

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Long Service Award

Appletree Grange had the pleasure of celebrating a Long Service Award recently. Vera Butt, Senior Carer, has been at Appletree for 30 years, which we think is amazing. Vera is a much-loved member of our team, so we want to say a massive 'congratulations' to her for reaching this astounding milestone.

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A Special Birthday

Resident, Phyllis, celebrated her 102nd birthday recently at Appletree Grange.

Phyllis was presented with a bouquet of flowers from General Manager, Liz Brown, from all the residents and staff members. Family, friends and residents all enjoyed a party to celebrate with Phyllis and Elvis himself even came along himself to entertain everyone.

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Alzheimer's Memory Walk

Appletree Grange staff and residents attended the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk on Saturday 7th October. They thoroughly enjoyed their day out and were fortunate enough to meet celebrity John Middleton who played Vicar, Ashley Thomas, on Emmerdale who was diagnosed with the disease in the soap.

Staff and Residents all commented that they can’t wait for the next event and Manager Liz Brown said ‘It is fantastic that an event like this had so many people attend, this goes a long way to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and also to raise money for a fantastic cause

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Birthday Celebrations

Appletree Grange would like to wish our Head of Maintenance a very Happy 65th Birthday! David is a very valuable member of the Appletree team and is loved by all staff and residents. Charlie Gregg, our Technical Facilities Manager, and Liz Brown, our General Manager, presented David with his card and a much-appreciated bottle of whisky! Happy birthday, David, and here’s to many more!

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