Our residents visit JDT Music Minds!

Our residents attend JDTs music minds morning!

On 24th February 2020 we took a number of residents from Dorrington House; Dereham, Watton and Wells to JDTs music minds community group in Dereham!

Our residents enjoyed a variety of old fashioned songs to which they sung along to, as well as arm exercises! Once the singing was all done, it was hot drinks and snacks to conclude the activity!

JDT host a whole range of community activities, and the Music minds morning was enjoyed by all our residents who attended!

Below are some pictures from the music minds event,
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Our residents at JDTs music minds!

Hot drinks and snacks at JDTs music morning with our residents!

Our residents at JDTs music minds!

Our residents at JDTs music minds!

Our residents at JDTs music minds!

Our residents at JDTs music minds!

Our residents at JDTs music minds!

Our residents at JDTs music minds!

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Birds of Prey at Dorrington House Wells!

Birds of Prey visit Dorrington House Wells!

On Tuesday 5th November we were visited by a range of Birds of Prey, from Owls to the Australian Kookaburra.

It was a real treat for staff and residents, to be up close to these unique animals.

There were six different birds of prey in total, and the activity started in the main lounge with resident’s having a hold and stroke of the birds.

After saying hello to the birds of prey in the main lounge, a few of the birds were shown around to residents throughout the home, where they also enjoyed the sight of these beautiful animals.

Below are some pictures from our Birds of Prey event,
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Birds of Prey visit Dorrington House Wells!

Birds of Prey visit Dorrington House Wells!

Residents;Freda and Stanley. As part of our Birds of 
Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

Birds of Prey visit Dorrington House Wells! Here we have a Harris Hawk (Left) and an Australian Kookaburra (Right).

Residents; Paddy and Hugh looking very happy from our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

One of our residents Susan holding an owl. From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

Birds of Prey visit Dorrington House Wells!

Here we have Paddy with an owl on his arm. From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

Here we have one of our residents Claude from our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

One of our residents Dougie having a close look at the big bird in front of him. From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

One of our residents Dougie having a close look at the Harris Hawk in front of him. From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

One of our residents Dougie having a close look at the Owl in front of him. From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

One of our residents Freda having a feel of the owls feathers from our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

One of our residents Muriel having a close look at the Owl in front of her! From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

One of our residents Paddy holding an owl! From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

One of our residents Susan holding an owl looking very happy! From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

One of our residents Sylvia having a close look at the Owl in front of her! From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

Residents; Freda and Stanley with an owl just behind them! From our Birds of Prey visit at Dorrington House Wells!

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Ian and his Alpacas visit Dorrington House Wells!

Ian and his Alpacas visit Dorrington House Wells!

On Wednesday 16th October 2019 we welcomed
Ian and his Alpacas into Dorrington House Wells.

Residents and staff loved watching them walk around the home,
saying hello to everyone!

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Dorrington House Dereham’s trip to the coast!

Dorrington House Dereham’s trip to the coast!

Dorrington House Dereham's trip to Wells next the sea!

On Wednesday 7th August 2019 our manager Louise and staff members;
Jane, Francesca, Bethany, Elizabeth and Kate went on a coastal trip to
Wells-next-the-sea with some of our residents.

Once at Wells residents enjoyed fish and chips along the wall by the quay and took in the great seaside sights!

For dessert our residents had ice cream from Well’s local ice cream parlour!

Below are some pictures from our trip to the coast,
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Resident Basil in the car ready for Dorrington House Dereham's trip to wells next the sea!

Residents Ken and Basil in the car ready for Dorrington House Dereham's trip to wells next the sea!

One of our team leaders Francesca with resident Ken as part of Dorrington House Dereham's trip to wells next the sea!

Resident Marion having a nice cold beverage at wells next the sea as part of Dorrington House Dereham's trip to the coast!

Our residents enjoying fish and chips by the quay as part of Dorrington House Dereham's trip to wells next the sea!

A lovely photo of our team leader Francesca with residents; Yvonne and June as part of Dorrington House Dereham's trip to wells next the sea!

One of our staff members Jane with resident Basil as part of Dorrington House Dereham's trip to wells next the sea!

One of our team leaders Francesca with resident Marion as part of Dorrington House Dereham's trip to wells next the sea!

Resident Ken having a nice cold beer at wells next the sea as part of Dorrington House Dereham's trip to the coast!

Resident Basil enjoying an ice cream at wells next the sea!

Resident Mavis having a nice cold beer at wells next the sea as part of Dorrington House Dereham's trip to the coast!

Residents Yvonne and June at wells next the sea as part of Dorrington House Dereham's trip to the coast!

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Dorrington House Watton’s 20th Birthday Party!

Dorrington House Watton’s 20th Birthday Party!

Steve and Lorraine Dorrington celebrating Dorrington Houses 20th Birthday!

Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday!

The Dorrington's cutting Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday Cake!

Carers Tyler and Becky grabbing some burgers and hot dogs for residents with Lorraine Dorrington at Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday!

Dorrington-House-Watton!

Cutting the birthday cake for Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday!

Steve and Lorraine Dorrington with Manager Cheryl getting ready to cut Dorrington House Wattons 20th Birthday Cake!

Owner Lorraine Dorrington helping serve food to relatives and residents at Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday!

Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday, the birthday candles are lit!

Manager Cheryl and Carer Wendy helping out at one of our many stalls for Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday!

Burgers and hot dogs on the BBQ for Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday!

Burgers hot dogs and fresh salad as part of Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday!

Cutting the birthday cake with; Shane Lorraine and Steve Dorrington, at Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday!

The many prizes to be won at Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday!

Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday Party!

Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday Party!

Dorrington House Watton's 20th Birthday Party!

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Hockering Primary School’s first visit to Dorrington House Dereham!

Hockering Primary School’s first visit to
Dorrington House Dereham!

On Wednesday 17th July Hockering Primary School visited Dorrington House Dereham for their first time, to meet our residents and show their schoolwork.

Our residents thoroughly enjoyed meeting the schoolchildren and seeing what schoolwork they had completed in the classroom.

Hockering Primary School started off in the main dining room, introducing themselves to residents, before walking around the home, room to room, to meet all our other residents staying at Dorrington House Dereham.

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Dorrington House Dereham’s Strawberry Tea Party Afternoon!

Dorrington House Dereham’s Strawberry Tea Party!

On Friday 24th May Dorrington House Dereham hosted a
Strawberry Tea Party Afternoon!

It was a great opportunity for residents, and their families or friends,
to sit together in our dining room and enjoy some delicious food and refreshments.

Our staff with the help of manager Louise, prepared a range of homemade tea party foods such as; finger sandwiches, quiches, scones, cupcakes, strawberry mousse and shortbread.

The shortbread was made earlier in the day by our residents with the help of our activities co-ordinator Elizabeth.

As well as the delicious tea party food, Prossecco and Bucks Fizz was offered as light refreshments with many residents and relatives joining in for a glass.

A special thanks to all staff who helped with the event, and to all relatives who attended.

Our Strawberry Tea Party was lots of fun and a joyous occasion for our residents!

 

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Dorrington House Dereham’s Easter Party 2019!

Dorrington House Dereham’s Easter Party 2019!

Below are some pictures of the Easter party,
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Our Easter Party was held on Thursday 18th April 2019.

Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party 2019, with a musical performance by Splash Duo!

Resident Marion and Carer Hajni at Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party 2019!

Residents Edna and Phyliss at Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party 2019!

Our dining room filled with residents, for Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party 2019!

Residents Lily, Basil and Phyllis at Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party 2019!

Our residents enjoying a musical performance from Splash Duo as part of Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party 2019!

Resident Doreen and Carer Hajni at Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party!

Resident Edna and Carer Francesca looking very happy at Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party!

Resident Doreen smiling with Carer Hajni at Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party!

Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party 2019!

Resident Edna and Carer Francesca having a dance together at Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party!

Residents; Betty, Margaret, Mary and Basil enjoying the musical performance by splash duo, at Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party!

(Left) Residents; Betty, Margaret and Mary.            (Right) Resident Doreen and Carer Hajni.     At Dorrington House Dereham's Easter Party 2019!

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Dorrington House Wells Christmas Party 2018!

Dorrington House Wells Christmas Party 2018!

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On 13th December, Dorrington House Wells hosted our residents Christmas party. There was live entertainment, lots of dancing, a Christmas raffle and finally a buffet tea!

Our residents, staff and visiting relatives joined in on the fun and it was a great event. Christmas decorations and Christmas spirit filled the room!

Dorrington House would like to thank all staff and visiting relatives who attended and made it that much more special for our residents.

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Dorrington House Dereham’s Residents & Relatives Christmas Party 2018!

Dorrington House Dereham residents and relatives Christmas party!

A lovely photo of our staff member Gemma & resident Jean at Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party!

On Monday 17th December 2018, Dorrington House Dereham hosted our annual residents and relatives Christmas party!

Below are some picutres of the event, to see all photos from Dorrington House Dereham
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A special thanks to all relatives and staff who participated in the party.

Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party, December 2018!

Our activities co-ordinator with resident Neville, at Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party!

This event always provides a great opportunity for residents, staff and families to come together and celebrate the festivities!

There was live music by Jane and Paul formerly known as ‘Splash’ performing a variety of Christmas songs and hits from ABBA!

(Pictured here) Our activities co-ordinator Elizabeth, with resident Neville, enjoying the festive event! —>

A lovely photo of our member of staff Tarnya with resident Ken, at Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party!

Residents; Betty, Jean, Marie, Sally. Betty lived in Dorrington House Dereham's close care flats for over 10 years and has celebrated many christmases with us!

Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party! With live entertainment!

Carer Jane with Resident Norman at Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party!

Our festive dining room filled with residents and families as part of Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party!

Resident Maria on the dance floor at Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party!

Resident Maria & Carer Gemma on the dance floor at Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party! Residents; Basil & Norman pictured also.

 
 (Left) A cracking photo of Jane & Munroe. (Right) Our activities co-ordinator Elisabeth and resident Ken having a dance together!

(Left)Resident Sally & Carer Tarnya dancing together (Right)Members of staff; Elisabeth & Tarnya dancing with residents; Irene & Ken!

Dorrington House Dereham's residents & relatives christmas party! (Right) Resident Norman and his wife.

(Left)Carer Tarnya & Resident Sally having a dance together, (Right)Residents; Neville, Edna & Peggy

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