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Jack Hayward , from delivering coal to delivering guns for the Royal Artillery – an interesting life!

Many Residents at Cedars Castle Hill have lived full, often hard, yet interesting lives. It is really illuminating to listen to their stories and hear details of a bygone age.  One such person is Jack Hayward, a Resident at Castle Hill House. He shared some of his experiences...

Jim Sings and Jack Swings!

It was a busy week up at Castle Hill House with lots of activities and entertainment going on. Jim Gallagher, local singer and guitarist, entertained the residents on Valentines Day.  Jack, one of the residents and Rachel, an activities Coordinator, took to the floor and everyone...

Love is in the Air!

Feeling The Love at The Cedars Yesterday! Some of our Residents had great fun icing cakes for Valentines Day and then celebrating at lunchtime!                   The Activities Staff and the Residents had spent the last week decorating the lounge with hearts and home-made...

That’ll Be The Day

Cedars Nursing Home Rocks! It was a lively afternoon at The Cedars yesterday. Denys, one of our residents, and Helen, one of our activities coordinators, were dancing the rock and roll to a rollicking rendition of a Buddy Holly classic played by  ‘The Shroton Ukulele...

‘Afternoon Tea’ was a great success!

The Afternoon Tea event was a great success at Cedars Nursing Home on Wednesday 31st January. The Activities Team pulled out all the stops to make this a really lovely occasion.                                                          Catia, one of our Activities Coordinators,...

Spring is just around the corner!

  Now that Christmas is over and we are nearly at the end of an extremely wet and cold January our thoughts cannot help but turn to Spring. The birds are starting to look for mates.  The males are bedecked in the brightest of colours and the females are behaving in a very...

Afternoon Tea at Cedars Nursing Home

Please Join us for Afternoon Tea at the Cedars Nursing Home on Wednesday 31st January 2.30pm – 4pm     No admission fee but your generous donations will help buy ‘New Sensory Equipment’ for our Residents. The Cedars Nursing Home 4-6 Angel Lane...

Ruth Celebrates her 100th Birthday at Cedars Nursing Home!

Ruth Sheppard (Nee Widden) one of our lovely residents at Cedars Nursing Home, was 100 years old on New Year’s Day! Ruth has lived at The Cedars for fourteen months and is a much admired and respected resident of our Home and is always ready with a smile. Ruth Widden was...

Delighting our neighbours

Our residents may not be able to do Christmas shopping or wrap presents but they have been taking part in preparations for Christmas, creating flower table centres, mixing the Christmas cake and making (and sampling) mince pies. Meanwhile, both of our homes have been beautifully...

As I Walked Out One November Morning

It was a beautiful crisp and frosty morning here in Shaftesbury. Gold Hill and Blackmore Vale looked stunning with a sprinkling of silver and as I walked to work it felt good to be alive. With only a few weeks to go now until Christmas our Homes are buzzing with preparations. On...