The staff here at Eastbank Court would like to say a big thank you to St Stephens Church, they have donated Easter eggs for all the staff who are doing a good job keeping the residents safe and fed. Good job our Duty Manager Angie Tame is not here, she would have the lot, she does have a sweet tooth.
Eastbank's Christmas Party Weekend, which was held on 14th and 15th December for the Owners and their families, proved to be another very popular event and was a great success thoroughly enjoyed by all. Mr Graham organised another impressive raffle raising an amazing £650; the proceeds will be split between St Richard’s Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Society. Laura was also at the Court selling many Christmas goodies, which owners enjoyed looking at and purchasing.
On 4th November, Eastbank Court ran a ‘Movember’ Event which was held to support National Men’s Awareness Month.
Instead of the usual charge for afternoon tea and cake, Owners were invited to make a donation and the proceeds were given towards the Charity for Prostate Cancer. They were also invited to wear a ‘stick on’ moustache, which you will see by the photo’s some did!
Staff were also allowed to come into work in clothes of their choice and wear a ‘stick on’ moustache in return for donating at least £1 towards this Charity.
A grand total of £117.65p was raised towards this worthy cause.
On the evening of 31st October, Eastbank Court held another very successful Fine Dining Evening. This was an extremely popular event which was enjoyed by all that attended.
Again, it was a lovely social occasion and a good opportunity to have a delicious selection of ‘Fine Dining’ food, all of which was expertly cooked by Nicki Hardy, Court Manager, Nicki McGonigle, Duty Manager and Olga Cramm, Cook. As you can see from the photographs, the food looked and tasted delicious!
Eastbank Court had a very successful MacMillan coffee morning on the 27th September, raising an amazing £722. Money was raised from the lovely cakes made from the kitchen staff and the raffle, which was organised from one of the residents. Well done to all the residents, friends, family and staff who participated.
On the evening of 9th May, Eastbank Court held a very successful Fine Dining Evening. This event went really well and was much enjoyed by all in attendance. It was a nice social occasion and a good opportunity to have a lovely selection of ‘Fine Dining’ food, all of which was expertly cooked by Nicki Hardy, Court Manager and Nicki McGonigle, Duty Manager. As you can see from the photographs, the food looked and tasted delicious! We also held a Chinese takeaway night in April, which was enjoyed by all.
At Eastbank Court the residents enjoy many other activities including coffee mornings, afternoon tea and 'Knit and Natter'. They also get to have a sing-along with Pat Dorman, who comes in to play the piano once a month. The Social Committee are currently very busy arranging trips for all to enjoy; The Hop Market in May, traveling on the Severn Valley Railway in June and a seaside visit to Burnham-on-Sea in August. Let's hope the sun will be shining!
The Worcester Ukulele Bank played at Eastbank Court on 24th January, which proved to be very popular and a great success. You will see by the photographs that everyone had an enjoyable time.
The Social Committee arranged a trip to the Pantomime on 26th January to see Jack and the Beanstalk which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
At Eastbank Court, the residents enjoy many other activities which include coffee mornings, afternoon tea, 'Knit and Natter', and keyboard club. They also get to have a sing along with Pat Dorman, who comes in to play the piano once a month.
Eastbank Court has been extremely busy throughout the lead up to Christmas...
- The Macmillan Coffee Morning went well, with a lot of the residents joining in to help raise a fantastic total of £675.
- The Christmas party weekend was a busy one, catering for 130 owners and their families. The staff worked very hard to make the two days a success.
- Mr Graham made a huge £610 from donations and the raffle, going towards St. Richards Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Society.
- The Court helped celebrate Mr Pringle’s 90th Birthday in October with tea and cakes for family, friends and owners.
- The Social Committee have had a few days out. Shopping and refreshments at the Evesham Countryside Centre and the Worcester Cathedral to see all the decorated Christmas trees followed by a visit to St. Peter’s Garden Centre.
- Further Christmas events included a Christmas Concert performed by Little Squirrels Early Years and Pre-school, and a Victorian Family’s Musical Christmas.
- Both proved to be a great success, bringing the Christmas spirit to Eastbank Court.
For Macmillan coffee morning we raised a great total of £675.67 at Eastbank Court.
All the building work at Eastbank Court is now fully complete and the car park is back to normal!
Three apartments have now been purchased at Eastbank Lodge.
Owners continue to enjoy a busy social life at Eastbank Court –
An outing to Barry Island and the Dyffryn Gardens had been arranged in August which had proved very popular on a lovely sunny day.
Pat Dorman was still a regular visitor to the Court to play the piano and have a sing-a-long with the Owners, which is always great fun.
Seated Yoga – Following the taster day, this is proving to be a great success and very well attended by Owners.
Eastbank Court are getting ready for the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning on 28th September. Mr Graham is busy collecting items for the Tombola.