Full Beam Productions

Every month at Pentlow Nursing Home, entertainment company Full Beam Productions come along to the home and entertain residents with a new musical performance. This month Natalie Bradshaw (company manager of Full Beam Productions) performed a beautiful solo act and really engaged with the residents, everyone is always blown away by her talents and they can’t wait to see her again.

Full Beam Productions will be back at home to perform their Christmas spectacular and pantomime in December, it’s safe to say, everyone is really looking forward to it!

Seeing entertainers come into the home means residents are engaged socially with each other as well as a fresh face of the entertainer, at Pentlow, entertainment is arranged frequently so it always gives residents something to look forward to.

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Case of Memories

Pentlow Nursing Home residents and staff were very lucky to receive a special delivery from The Royal Nursing college. The box contained an old Leather doctors bag that was full of different pieces of equipment that may have been seen at a doctors surgery in the 1950’s.

The Activities team soon decided a role-play afternoon was just the thing to use this very special box, and they transformed lounge area int a 1950’s doctor’s surgery that consisted of a waiting room, reception and GP’s room. Agnes (Activities Coordinator) acted as receptionist, Denise (Quality & training coordinator) became the doctor, Trevor (mini bus driver) was a patient and residents Joyce and Fred also become patients!

Everyone dressed the part and got ready to go and see Dr Stilton. This activity was great fun for all involved and brought a lot of laughter and seriousness from the Doctor.

This activity was a fantastic way to include reminiscence, conversation and visual excitement to the home.

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Laughter all round!

Residents at Pentlow enjoy an array of different entertainment in the home, from live singers, drama acts, therapy sessions and wonderful animal visits.

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Summer Carnival Fete

On Saturday 5th August, Pentlow Nursing Home entertained residents, relatives, friends, family and even Eastbourne’s Mayor and MP Stephen Lloyd with their Carnival themed Summer Fete! The garden was transformed with colourful balloons and bunting and the BBQ was ready to go with burgers and hot dogs.

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Le tour de France

Le Tour de France is a fantastic sporting event, and it has inspired Pentlow Nursing home to have a French inspired afternoon. From enjoying a glass of french wine, to tucking into some delicious french cheese with biscuits.

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Long Man of Wilmington

Every week residents at Pentlow choose a destination for their bus trip, and this time they went to see the sights of Long Man of Wilmington, who is said to be the mysterious guardian of the South Downs.

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Massage & Yoga

Any exercise, whether it is gentle movements, breathing techniques or massage movements such as reflexology can greatly benefit the body and the mind. So, to ensure their minds and bodies are stimulated, Pentlow staff commission yoga and massage therapists to the home to teach residents new techniques.

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New Home Manager at Pentlow

Canford Healthcare are pleased to announce the appointment of Cristina Samoila as Home Manager of Pentlow Nursing Home.

Cristina has over 30 years experience as a registered nurse. Having began her career as a pediatric nurse for seven years, she then worked at a military hospital in the Neurosurgery department and operations theatre in Romania for 17 years. She relocated to the UK in 2010 and worked in a nursing home in Uckfield.

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Birling Gap & Cuckmere River

Pentlow residents have been enjoying the sunshine and took a trip to the beautiful Birling Gap and Cuckmere River.

The summer really is the best time to enjoy wonderful sights, such as Birling Gap, and with only a short journey ride, Pentlow residents visit regularly. Residents enjoyed the views, with an array of butterflies fluttering around in the grass, and watched some of the birds nesting in the scrub and on the cliffs.

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Taste test

Pentlow residents have been testing out their tastebuds, with a blind taste test with a variety of different foods.

Each resident was presented with a bowl in front of them keeping their eyes firmly closed, and they had a to pick out one of the treats inside. There was something for everyone to try from marshmallows, wotsits, digestives, jelly, olives, choc buttons, boiled egg and Banana.

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