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December 2018 News

December 2018 News

A Warm Welcome

We would like to say a big welcome to Rebecca who has recently joined us as a Care Assistant. We are sure you will join us in giving her a warm welcome and we hope Rebecca will be very happy working amongst the Nettlestead family.


A HUGE congratulations to Holly, Katherine and Lauren who participated in the Memory Walk in aid of Dementia and Alzheimer’s. They raised an amazing £280 for this great cause and the whole event raised a very impressive £170,399 in total. Thank you to all families and staff for all of your generous donations!

Memory Walk in aid of Dementia and Alzheimer’s



There is an upcoming new look for Nettlestead staff who are waiting on delivery of their new uniforms. This should be happening very soon so do keep an eye out!



We would like to say a special thank you to everyone who took part in the Customer Survey last month. Your feedback is always appreciated and we promise that we do always listen very carefully to any comments or suggestions as to how we might improve.

In fact positive customer reviews and good online ratings increasingly play a key part in helping us come to the attention of potential clients, and so are always valued by us. However, we recognise how valuable your time is so we are offering a bottle of wine to all online reviewers that take the time to share their opinion with us. These can be posted

We are still collecting stamps (new/old and UK/overseas) for the Air Ambulance. I am sure we can all get involved and start collecting for this worthy charity. Please do drop them off the next time you pop in for a visit.



We now have our facebook page which we would encourage you all to go on and have a look at and share ‘Nettlestead News’ so if you haven’t already please do go on and like our page!



Our residents and visitors thoroughly enjoyed the Macmillan Coffee Morning. I think it is fair to say that we all had our fair share of sugar but felt it worth it to support this great cause. Thank you to all who popped in and to those who brought in their beautiful cakes to support this great charity which raised £81.50


Join us making pies in celebration of National Pie Day!

Sally will be joining us for some smooth chair yoga

Did someone say National Cookie Day? Join us in the dining room for cookie baking and decorating

A trip to Ruxley Manor to see the reindeers

Natalie will be joining us for standing/chair dancing and a sing-a-long

Join us in celebrating National Elf Day. Instead of staff we will be borrowing Santa’s Elves! Our Christmas Tree and decorations will be going up to add to the festive cheer!

Please join us in the lounge for our first Christmas film of the month ‘Jack Frost’ with some snacks and mince pies

We have been invited to Breaside Primary School for a Christmas themed afternoon tea and dance For those unable to attend or preferring to stay indoors, Sal will be in from 3pm bringing the tea and dance to you!

Keeping in the Christmas spirit, join us in making Christmas cards, decorations, stockings and more!

Christmas pampering with face masks, hand and nail care with some massages!

It’s National Christmas Jumper Day! Please join us for all the fun and games taking place to get us ready for Christmas. Archie will be joining us for your favourite song requests to sing-a-long to and even have a little dance 

A trip to Polhill for a cream tea and a look at the Christmas displays

Sally is back for more light chair yoga, this is the last one for this year! Please join us at 6:00pm for Nettlestead’s very own PUB QUIZ for all residents, staff and families. All pub refreshments available – Have you got what it takes??

A trip down to The Oak Pub for a few drinks and a natter!

WALKING IN A NETTLESTEAD’S WONDERLAND  Please bring your festive spirit and dancing shoes and join us for our Christmas Party! With refreshments and plenty of food, and even a special appearance from someone we would all love to see dressed up as Santa again!

Natalie is joining us for some light dancing and singing

We are off for a trip to Bromley Glades Centre for some shopping and to take in all the festive displays. It has to be done …. a cup of tea and a slice of cake for everyone!

Please join us for a movie experience with popcorn and cinema snacks. Nettlestead presents 1976 production ‘A Star Is Born’

We will be encouraging and helping all residents to take part in traditional Christmas Eve tasks such as peeling the spuds and carrots – and a glass of sherry and a mince pie of course! Christmas Bingo will take place in the lounge

This Christmas morning our residents have salmon and scrambled eggs alongside a fresh glass of buck’s fizz. We will be opening presents from under the tree, enjoying Christmas lunch and followed by The Queen’s Speech later on with a sherry

This Boxing Day please join us in the lounge for a few games of bingo and a Way With Words – Prizes to be won!!

It’s National Fruitcake Day!! Please join us in the dining room for a fruitcake afternoon tea

Did someone say National Card Playing Day? Please join us in the lounge for games of Rummy, Snap, Go Fish and more….

Please join us for some colouring sessions with some light classical music

Let’s welcome in the New Year with music, champagne and snacks for all!

Best wishes & Season’s Greetings
All at Nettlestead

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