The Grange Residential Home Newsletter

April 2017


You are invited to our



6th May 2017 from 11am


We look forward to the pleasure of your company at our Open Day.

Join the activities available to all residents,

Sample delicious cake while looking at the menus we provide,

See ‘Mr McGregor’s Garden’ in the courtyard

And enjoy entertainment in the main lounge during the afternoon.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

In November last year our Activities Co-ordinator spoke to the RAF regarding the possibility of a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.  Shirley duly supplied a request accompanied by a letter about our wonderful residents and the support we receive from their families, friends and staff. Our application was forwarded to the Officer in Charge in the hope of a favourable reply.

It is our pleasure to announce we have received their decision and on the day of our annual Summer Fayre 17th June 2017 the Grange will receive a flypast from the Spitfire which is attached to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

So please put a date in your diary and tell your family and friends to bring along their Union Jack flags and join everyone at the Grange for a day to remember.

Shirley will post more details as we receive them from the RAF.

We are pleased to introduce our Grange Family Library which is situated outside the Manager’s office. While we only have a few titles at the moment we are hoping to expand and include an area for helpful information leaflets.

We are also introducing a selection of colouring books, pencils and books for children to use during their visits to the the Grange.  These items are located in the area known as ‘Harry’s Corner’, also outside the Manager’s office, and may be found in a ‘Busy-bag’.  We hope our visitors will find this helpful and enjoyable.


A big thank you for your continued donations of knitting wool. We are most grateful to receive any donation of craft items and residents are already making cards, toys and blankets for the Summer Fayre. Kathleen is currently knitting premature baby hats for the neo-natal units in Nottingham and Derby. If you would like a copy of this neo-natal knitting pattern please see Shirley.

We are hoping to knit at least 100 forget-me-nots for a project in May.  If you would like to help please see Shirley for a pattern…it really is so easy with only 40 stitches and one row of knitting before casting off to shape the petals!


We would also like to say a thank you to everyone for joining in the ‘Wear a Hat’ event. Our tombola was a great success and Shirley has forwarded a donation of £50 for brain tumour research.



We have a busy month for birthdays during April.  On April 2nd Joan Belshaw celebrates her birthday, 23rd April Vera Simmons and on the 27th Millie enjoys her special day.  Everyone at the Grange send their best wishes to you all.

Monthly Quiz

Our monthly quiz is becoming very competitive! This month we send congratulations to Ernest, Douglas, Hilda and Vera Deacon. Well done to you all.


Staff News

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members of staff this month, Sue Johnson, Louise Maud and Jenna Shaw as we also see the welcome return of Katie Larkin and Jenna Inan after her recent marriage. We hope you will be very happy at the Grange.

This month staff will receive Fire Training and also training in Safeguarding and Infection Control.











Tuesday 4th Sandiacre Churches Together service in the main lounge from 10.30am

Wednesday 5th PWS visit from 2pm with their range of ladies and menswear

Thursday 6th Entertainment from Max Silver in the main lounge from 2pm

Wednesday 12th Traditional songs and stories from David Potter in the main lounge from 2pm

Friday 14th Good Friday

Monday 17th Easter Monday

Tuesday 18th Entertainment from C.K. Cody in the main lounge from 2pm

Sunday 23rd St. George’s Day

Wednesday 26th Stapleford U3A Singing Group from 2pm in the dining room





Wednesday 3rd entertainment from Alison in the main lounge from 2pm

Saturday 6th Open Day at the Grange from 11am

Wednesday 10th Clip Clop Ponies visit from 2pm with Holly the miniature Shetland Pony.

Later events and dates will appear in our May Newsletter.


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