St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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We had a fantastic week in the lead-up to St. Patrick’s Day as we were busy getting everything ready for the celebrations. Everyone got stuck in with the Irish-themed arts and crafts and we displayed these on all floors of the home, including in the Bistro. It was great to spread a little Irish cheer.

We welcomed the wonderful Fiddle Fit Duo into Groveland Park and they played some fantastic Irish music for us all, and we put on all sorts of games too, with the people living here posing for pictures with our photo props – even Boysie the dog joined in!


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Chinese New Year

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Back on 5th February, we all enjoyed in the celebration of Chinese New Year – this year is the Year of the Pig, so people born in this year are said to be honest and frank in personality, with a chivalrous and gallant manner. They’re also meant to be good-tempered, kind-hearted, positive and loyal.

The Groveland Park team got in the spirit of things, attempting to put on a Geisha dance performance! It was entertaining to say the least. Residents and visitors enjoyed tucking into our delicious Chinese food, and some people were even brave enough to use chopsticks! We finished the meal off with fortune cookies. Everyone who came along was given a small gift in celebration of the evening, which was a lovely touch.


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Groveland Park, the care home that’s here for you the whole way through

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If you’re already familiar with Groveland Park Care Home, you’ll probably know that we provide high-quality residential, dementia, respite and day care here in Bexleyheath, always with kindness and compassion – but to enable us to provide an even better service to all those who call Groveland Park their home, we have been working closely with the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

We have recently completed the pioneering ‘Six Steps Programme’, which focuses on facilitating organisational change and supporting staff to develop their roles with the aim of enhancing end-of-life care. What this means for Groveland Park is that our team is now able to provide excellent end-of-life care and we are in the best possible position to take care of our residents for as long as they need us.

End-of-life care is one of the most important parts of what we do as a care home, and that’s why we’re proud to have been recognised to provide this vital kind of care here in our home.

We’re confident that all members of staff at Groveland Park understand the importance of maintaining dignity and comfort, showing respect and kindness every step of the way and making sure that care is tailored to each resident’s needs.

We also appreciate wholeheartedly that it’s not just about looking after the person in our care, it’s also about supporting loved ones, being a friendly face and offering support in such a difficult time.

If you would like to know more about the care we can provide here at Groveland Park or about the ‘Six Steps Programme’, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – simply pop in, call us on 01322 523090 or email info@grovelandpark.co.uk.


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February Events at Groveland Park

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We’re delighted to tell you all about the two brilliant events we have coming up in February, and we really hope you can join us. Firstly, we’re celebrating Chinese New Year here at Groveland Park on Tuesday 5th February. It’s the Year of the Pig, so we’re going all out with food, drink and music – it’s sure to be a wonderful cultural experience and we hope you can join us.

Our second event of the month will be held here in our home on Saturday 23rd February and we’re pleased to say that we’re welcoming a ventriloquist into our midst! David Tomkins is a professional entertainer known for ventriloquism and magic, and he’ll be here to perform a fun, interactive show for us all. He’s sure to get everybody laughing!

Please RSVP by emailing us at events@grovelandpark.co.uk or calling us on 01322 523090 – we hope to see you very soon.


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Quiz & Curry Night

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On Wednesday 23rd January, we held our first ever Quiz & Curry Night at Groveland Park and the place was packed! Kevin Fuller played the part of quizmaster for the evening and the night was a huge success – it was possibly even our busiest event yet.

Everyone living here had a blast and we were also joined by many family members and friends – there was more than enough healthy competition to go around and there was more than enough curry too! Our wonderful chefs cooked up a storm, with all sorts of Indian dishes available for everyone to enjoy, and it all went down an absolute treat.

Following a few heated rounds of quizzing, the winning team was presented with our golden trophy cup, along with an envelope containing a fine dining experience for eight people here at Groveland Park! Second prize was an extravagant hamper and third prize was a luxury hamper – and everyone received a golden medal for taking part. Last but not least, the lowest-scoring team won our hand-decorated wooden spoons…

Now the bar has been set and our champions have been crowned – who will win the trophy at our next Quiz & Curry Night?


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January Events at Groveland Park

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We’ve got two fabulous events lined up for you this January, with the first taking place on Thursday 3rd – we’ll be welcoming the Country Knights, Ian and Lee, into Groveland Park for a fantastic night of country classics for you to sing and dance along to. We hope to see you there!

Our second event of the month is taking place on Wednesday 23rd January, and it’s a Quiz and Curry Night! We hope you’re as excited as we are. Come along to test your knowledge and to enjoy some tasty dishes from our Indian banquet. There will also be an open bar.

Please let us know if you are planning on attending either or both of our events this month by emailing events@grovelandpark.co.uk or by calling 01322 523090. Happy New Year!


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Getting in the Christmas spirit

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On a chilly Saturday afternoon earlier this month, we thought it would be a nice idea to take some of our residents on a trip over to Bluewater to admire the dazzling Christmas lights. The roads were lined with trees and twinkling lights, and in the centre stood huge reindeer, which looked stunningly breathtaking, and by the side of the lake was also the ice-skating rink. We stopped here to have a look – it was lovely to be part of such a special place, and watching families and friends having fun together brought smiles to all our faces. To top it all off, we enjoyed a delicious cup of hot chocolate, followed by the singing of Christmas songs on our journey home.


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December Events at Groveland Park

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To celebrate Christmas at Groveland Park, we are putting on two truly brilliant events this December, and we really hope you can join us. We’re starting the month off on Tuesday 4th December with Kit, a Saxophonist and Singer with an incredible repertoire. Performing a wide range of songs spanning five decades, you’re in for a real treat. Just before Christmas on Friday 21st December, we’re putting on an extra-special event that’s suitable for all ages and fun for all the family – it’s a Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime! Come and join us to see this well-loved story brought to life at Groveland Park.

As always, our events are completely free of charge and include refreshments too. We really hope to see you in our home this December. If you would like to come along to either or both of our events this month, please email us at events@grovelandpark.co.uk or call the team on 01322 523 090.


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