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Six Steps Certificate

Six Steps Certificate<br>
We’re delighted to say that back in February, Groveland Park was awarded with its Six Steps Certificate, which highlights the high standard of care provided to those nearing the end of their life.

The Six Steps Programme aims to enhance end-of-life care by facilitating organisational change and supporting and educating staff to develop their roles around end-of-life care, so we’re incredibly proud to be one of just a handful of care homes in the area capable of offering this special kind of care.

Here at Groveland Park, we work closely with the Greenwich & Bexley Hospice who carry out such a vital role in the community – it’s the team at the hospice who provided our staff with expert training and took us through the structured Six Steps Programme that takes residents through a journey to advanced care in the last stages of life.

We consider it a privilege to play this important role within the care sector and are honoured to be able to offer end-of-life care of the highest quality.

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March Events at Groveland Park 2019

March Events at Groveland Park 2019
We would love to see you at Groveland Park this month, and we have two fantastic events lined up to make March extra-special. We hope you can make it in to see one or both of our great acts!

Without further ado, here’s what we have in store this March…

We’re starting things off in style, with the Chas & Dave Show on Thursday 7th! Pete and Tony will be here at Groveland Park to perform their musical tribute to the original ‘Rockney’ duo, Chas & Dave, complete with live guitars, lead vocals and backing tracks. You’ll get to hear all the classic hits, including ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You’, ‘London Girls’, ‘Rabbit’ and lots more. At this event, there will be nibbles and an open bar to enjoy.

On Saturday 23rd, we’re playing host to two amazingly talented chaps impersonating Ball & Boe! Known as The Two Bows, we can’t wait to hear them perform favourites from the Rat Pack and Swing era, as well as some of our TV, film and musical theatre favourites. We’ll also be serving gourmet delights and cocktails, so it’s sure to be a great evening.

If you would like to join us for either or both of these great acts, please RSVP to events@grovelandpark.co.uk or 01322 523090 – it would be great to see you and as usual, everything is completely free of charge. Food options are subject to change.

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations<br>
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

Chinese New Year<br>
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

Groveland Park, the care home that’s here for you the whole way through<br>
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 2019

February Events at Groveland Park 2019
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

Quiz & Curry Night<br>
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 2019

January Events at Groveland Park 2019
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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