The Evergreens has won an award!

top-20-award-2016One of the Top 20 Recommended Care Homes in the South West!

The Evergreens is proud to announce that it has won an award from carehome.co.uk, the leading directory and review site for care homes in England! The award is for being one of the top 20 recommended care homes in the whole South West region as recommended by residents and their families. We were only one of 2 Bournemouth homes to make it into the list.

Thanks to all the staff for their continued hard work and help in making The Evergreens the caring, resident focused home that it is. Well done!

This is an excerpt from carehome.co.uk: Homes in each region of the UK. The Awards are based on over 55,000 Reviews & Recommendations received from Residents and Family / Friends of Residents from 15th February 2014 to 15th February 2016. Specifically, we have used the Review Score, as of 15th of February 2016, which is calculated using a combination of the number of reviews, the average of each of the ratings and the size of the care home. Care homes are excluded from the awards if they are not compliant with their regulatory authority at the time of the announcement of the Awards (5th March 2016).

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Resident Survey Results – 2016

Resident’s Satisfaction Survey 2016

Resident Survey Results - 2016 - PieThe results of our annual survey are in! We thank those of you who took the time to give us your views, the results are based on questions relating to all areas of our service and the physical home, to which we had a total of 659 questions responded to.

The Evergreens takes resident and family feedback very seriously, so the annual survey is a good way to provide a medium for this. Once again, it seems as if the overwhelming majority feel that they are very satisfied with the service provided, so well done to all the staff for their hard work throughout the year in maintaining the high standards which we set ourselves. This year we’ve provided a comparison with previous year’s results and it shows that a consistent performance with a rising trend for the ‘very satisfied’. A very pleasing result indeed!

Click here to see the Survey Results 2016

 

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all from The Evergreens!

Christmas TreeWe’ve been having a great time here with our Christmas Party for the residents and our outing to the Haven Hotel to see the Christmas Lights, enjoy a hot sausage role accompanied by a glass of mulled wine, all served by the waiters from the Haven. Mmmm!

See our party collage here from the Residents Christmas Party.

Click on the ‘Dining’ tab above to view our special Christmas menus and wine list for the festive period.

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Winter Activity Schedule

Bournemouth Christmas LightsSo the festive season is nearly upon us! Here’s a sneaky look at what our December program holds in store for us. More details early next week, but one notable event is our Resident’s Christmas Party which kicks off our Christmas schedule on the 8th.

December Activity Program 2015.

Resident’s Christmas PartyTuesday, 8th December from 6pm – all friends and family of resident’s welcome!

Resident’s Outing to Haven Hotel & Bournemouth Christmas Lights

 

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Autumn Activities

MusicalThe weather certainly seems to be changing with the seasons, but to keep our residents nicely warmed up, we’ve got our usual range of activities this month with a couple of new additions like pianist Simon Woodley and of course a spooky end to October with Halloween and a special menu.

 

Looking back at the end of the summer we were very lucky to have been able to make the most of the better weather with a feature trip to Avon Beach and a resident’s fish & chips lunch, click here to see our photo collage of the trip.

Click here for the October activities schedule.

Here’s our posters for the coming events (click on the event to see more details):

pumpkin

Carousel Theatre – Carry on Carousel, Thursday, 8th October

Simon Woodley, PianistMonday, 5th October

Singer & Entertainer, Darren MatthewsFriday, 16th October

Alive! ReminiscenceFriday, 20th October

Violinist, Mark AnsteadMonday, 26th October

 

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Upcoming Events

Avon BeachWith August a bit of a wash-out, we’re hoping that September has some sunnier days as we start up our post-holiday season outings again. As well as our usual line up, we have an mini-bus trip to Avon Beach in Christchurch planned for Thursday, 17th September, taking a Fish & Chip lunch to enjoy by the sea. Take a look at our poster for details…

Creature Teachers LogoWe also have all of our residents favourite entertainment events in addition to our normal weekly schedule, finishing the month with our ever popular visit from the Creature Teachers!

 

Tuesday, 15th September 2.30p.m.- Alive! Reminiscence Show

Friday, 18th September, 2.30p.m. – Darren Matthews, Singer & Entertainer

Sunday, 20th September, 3p.m. – Mark Anstead, Violinist 

Tuesday, 22nd September – Musical Recital by a local Choir

Thursday, 17th September – Minibus outing to Avon Beach with Fish & Chips lunch

Wenesday, 30th September, 2.30p.m. – Creature Teachers

 

 

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Summer Sun!

Well it feels like summer is really here with some more sun about and Wimbledon and The Ashes on television!

ConservatoryWe’ve got a busy schedule for our residents through July and August with the highlight being our SUMMER PARTY on Thursday 23rd July 2015, which all family and friends of our residents are invited to.

 

Harrys Rock AdjustedAt the end of June, we had our annual trip overseas (a slight elaboration there!) to Shell Bay via the Poole Chain Link Ferry. You can see a collage of our trip on the Activities page and also and biy clicking this link: Shell Bay Collage 2015.

 

The Evergreens DrivewayWe have also recently made an improvement to access at The Evergreens. We have relaid the central portion of the drive to tarmac and we’re sure that passge will be much easier for wheelchairs and walking aids.

 

 

As far as our regular activities go, our highlights are as follows:

 

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Redecoration

Creature Teachers LogoWe have all the regular activities and goings on at The Evergreens this month which you can see by following this link…..Activity highlights – May 2015.

 

 

 

Lounge Redecorated 2015 - AdjustedThis month also sees some changes at The Evergreens, with the lounge and reception areas being redecorated and a new central driveway being created to improve accessibility, so please bear with us while the work continues. We will be attempting to keep disruption to a minimum but please do take extra care if you are visiting The Evergreens.

 

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HAPPY EASTER!

At The Evergreens, we wish you all a Happy Easter and hope that you enjoy the extended weekend. We’ve got a special menu laid on for our residents which you can see in the dining tab above, and here’s what we’ve got coming throughout April

EASTER WEEKEND

Friday 3rd to Monday 6th April

Easter eggsHot cross buns on Friday, special menus throughout the weekend and Easter Eggs on Sunday for all of our residents.

 

Our Regulars:

YOGAYOGA with Fiona WilsonNext session 2.30pm Monday, 13th April

ALIVE! – Reminiscence ShowTuesday, 14th April, 2pm

Darren Matthews, Singer & Entertainer Friday, 24th April, 3pm

 

Mudeford Beach Huts 2Tuesday, 28th April from 11am – Trip to Mudeford Quay for a fish & chips lunch in a great setting! (Poster to follow)

 

 

 

Coming next month – Carousel presents ‘That’s Entertainment’ – details to follow…

Carousel - Thats Entertainment 2015-05-06

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Spring is here!

TAKE STOCK FOOTAGE OF HMS VICTORY FOR USE BEFORE RENOVATIONSo our usual posts of information have taken a break for a month or so, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been sitting idly by waiting for the sun to come out! We have had all the usual regular in-house activities going on and an outing to Historic Portsmouth, which proved a real success. Click here to see the poster of our trip.

Easter is soon upon us, so take a look at the Easter Menus under the ‘Dining’ tab above to see our special meals for the period.

Other activities coming up are:

Sunday, 29th March – Palm Sunday – Distribution of Palm Crosses

Monday, 30th March – Yoga with Fiona Wilson

Mudeford Beach Huts 2…and on the horizon is our minibus outing to Mudeford Quay, with a fish and chips lunch on the quayside…details to follow!

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