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Spring Events & Activities – Join Us
To follow are a selection of upcoming activities during April. For our full listing, please download our Avondale April Activities Menu to view the many and varied events taking place over this period.
Monday to Friday, 10.30am – 11.00am. Kinesis One Gym Sessions. Supervised gym sessions are available every morning on the Kinesis One. Booking is essential.
Every Monday, 2.00pm onwards. iPad Sensory Sessions. iPads are now proving to be an innovative way to enhance the lives of people and especially for those living dementia. Light and easy to handle, iPads provide an effective way to engage, stimulate and reminisce with. Join our intuitive sensory iPad sessions at Avondale. Booking is essential.
Tuesday 1st April, 2.30pm. Piano Hour Social. Join our pianist Karen for an hour of easy listening music with a glass of wine and canapés.
Wednesday 9th April, 2.30pm. Poetry and Prose Social. An Afternoon of poetry, prose and conversation in the library.
Friday 11th April, 2.00pm. Easter Flower Arranging. Join our ever popular flower arranging class with Trudy and an Easter, spring theme.
Tuesday 22nd April, 2.00pm. Earth Day. Celebrate this international day of responsibility and harmony with the earth, by enjoying an afternoon of events.
Wednesday 23rd April, 2.30pm. St. Georges Day. Come and celebrate St. George’s day in our pub with some Old English Ale and a pub quiz.
Contact us today on 01296 438 034 to find out about our upcoming events and activities taking place in April.
TV PRESENTER AND NATURALIST ENTERTAINS GUESTS AND RESIDENTS AT AVONDALE
Chris Packham has been a firm favourite with fans of nature TV programmes for a number of years. Celebrated wildlife photographer, he is also an award-winning ornithologist.
Chris shared his intimate knowledge of birdlife across the British Isles at a recent talk given at Porthaven’s Avondale Care Home in Buckinghamshire earlier this year with a fascinating talk called “Birds of the British Isles”
Chris was certainly able to inform and entertain, in equal measures, a captivated crowd at the care home with his enthralling talk.
Chris’s talk was followed by a question and answer session which lasted longer than expected…and a delicious light lunch for residents and guests.
Find out today about our upcoming Spring and Summer itinerary of events by calling us on 01296 438 034.
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.
A Royal Jewel For Every Occasion – Avondale Event
On Thursday 21st November, Avondale Care Home played host to an entertaining and informative talk from Susan Rumfitt, an independent jewellery specialist and one of the team of specialists on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, entitled a Royal jewel for every occasion.
From Henry VIII to the Duchess of Cambridge, this talk focused on a variety of Royal Jewels which have caused wonder and mayhem over the last 500 years.
As well as the delightful talk, the afternoon comprised of a light lunch and a valuation session where residents and guests were able to bring along their cherished items for valuation.
Avondale plays host to a baking demonstration from Great British Bake Offs’ Brendan Lynch
On Thursday 24th October, from 10:30am to 1:45pm, Avondale care home was pleased to host a wonderful days baking, hosted by one of The Great British Bake Offs’ favourite bakers Brendan Lynch, who gave a baking demonstration and answered baking related questions from invited guests.
The days itinerary included;
11:00am Baking Demonstration and Q&A with Brendan Lynch
12:45pm Light lunch
To find out about the upcoming exciting and enjoyable events and activities taking place over the festive period, and to get on our guest list, contact our home manager, Shaun Canavan, today on 01296 438036.
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.
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.