news at Avondale
My Paralympic Journey with Louise Sugden, GB Wheelchair Basketball player
Earlier this year, Avondale was proud to host an exclusive afternoon with a talk by Louise Sugden.
This special afternoon honoured Aylesbury, as the birthplace of the Paralympics, with local athlete Louise inspiring a packed audience with her story and journey as a team GB wheelchair basket player and Paralympian.
Avondale Care Home Picks Up Three Gold Medals:
Avondale Care Home in Aylesbury has just pick up three Gold Medals:
- Best Interior Design awarded in the International Property Awards
- Best UK Care Home &
- Going for Gold Games Challenge 2012, awarded by the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People.
Meaningful activities are at the heart of our unique approach to care. Not only are our homes beautiful and comfortable, our varied menu is excellent and our nurses and staff have a true heart for caring. The good news is that we have a brand new sister home on the way at a picturesque location in Stokenchurch. Chiltern Grange Care Home, together with Avondale, are set to establish our homes as the premier choice for elderly care in Buckinghamshire.
Find out today about our award-winning approach to care. Call 01296 438034 and arrange your visit with Shaun Canavan, our Home Manager.
A celebrity gardener brought the delights of summer gardening to Avondale
Residents, families and visitors to Avondale Care Home in Aylesbury enjoyed a major event this month featuring an Open Day talk and afternoon tea with Frances Tophill from ITV’s ‘Love your Garden’.
On Thursday 20th June, Francis Tophill from ITV’s ‘Love your Garden’ visited Avondale to give a talk on the history of some of our most beloved shrubs and flowers that have become established in Britain over the centuries including roses, jasmine, rhododendron and azaleas. The Open Day afforded visitors the chance to view the home and enjoy the hospitality of Avondale with afternoon tea and to ask Frances all manner of questions on gardening etiquette, shrubs and blooms.
Frances will be returning to Avondale for a gardening demonstration and second Open Day talk in the near future.
Avondale home manager, Shaun Canavan said, “these open days exemplify how committed we are to maintaining links for our residents with the wider community”.
To find out more about the range of informative and entertaining events and activities this Summer, contact us today.
Colour in the Home with Farrow & Ball
On February 27th, Avondale care home played host to an inspirational talk on how to transform your home, given by International Colour Consultant, Joa Studholme. The day comprised of an informative talk with Joa in the morning, followed by a helpful question and answer session and a delicious lunch afterwards.
Why not find out today more about our forthcoming informative and interesting events and activities coming up over the coming weeks and months. Call us on 01296 438034 for more.
The Avondale Summer Music Festival
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Avondale’s big Summer Festival weekend was an all-round success. At this exclusive and complimentary event taking place between Friday, 25th and Sunday, 27th July, Avondale celebrated a variety of international music with a host of renowned performers. Throughout the festival, there was complimentary food and refreshments on offer to our guests.
Each event was attended to capacity and the excellent music matched the super weather we have been experiencing. Friends, family and residents marvelled at the transformation from care home to musical theatre!
Acts booked include Sensation – one of the most sought-after ABBA Tribute Bands in the world; Cantabile, the London Quartet, a renowned British a cappella-style vocal quartet and winners of the acclaimed Wavendon Allmusic Award, in addition to a variety of performers from a fantastic, eclectic mix of cultures, sounds and rhythms.
For anyone who has been unfortunate in missing out on our Music Festival, do get in touch with us. We often run exciting and interesting open events, and we can add you to the list for our next event.
Find out more about the event spanning over 3 days by visiting our
Avondale Summer Festival page today.
October Events & Activities – Join Us
To follow are a selection of upcoming activities during October. For the full listing, please download our Avondale October Activities Menu.
Friday 3rd October, 11.30am. Tai Chi. Join our adaptive chair based Tai Chi exercise to help deepen your breathing, calm your mind and gently stimulate your body systems.
Friday 10th October, 11.30am, Staff vs Resident Skittles Match. Come and cheer on the staff at Avondale who will be matching themselves against each other for a skittles match. All are welcome!
Friday 17th October, 11.30am, Zumba Gold. Join our dance teacher Kerry and dance your way through the Latino and Salsa sounds of Zumba gold. All sessions have been chair adapted especially for Avondale.
Friday 24th October, 3.15pm, Elvis Tribute. Join singer Pete Webb in his Elvis tribute for an afternoon of Vegas style entertainment.
Friday 31st October, 2pm, Pumpkins and Pansies. An afternoon of toasting pumpkin seeds and creating pumpkin flower arrangements for Halloween night.
Contact us today on 01296 438 034 to find out more about these upcoming events and activities or why not suggest an activity yourself!