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February 2019 News

February 2019 News

A Warm Welcome

We would like to welcome new residents Dora, Helen and Marie to Nettlestead who have all recently joined us.

We would also like to welcome Sherine who has joined the team at Nettlestead as a Care Assistant and Helen who has returned after taking a 3 Month break. Paula has stepped out the Activities role and Katherine and Stathis, whom we all know already, have stepped in.

Thank you

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the families and friends that bought presents and cards for all the staff over Christmas, this was very generous and kind – Thank You!


We would like to remind everyone that 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 at

We now have sweets and treats by the front door which we are collecting donations for the Children’s Air Ambulance and 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 continue to drop them off the next time you pop in for a visit.


Please do have a look at 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 have been taking part in some great activities.

We visited our local pub, The Oak and enjoyed chatting about our childhood whilst enjoying some snacks and drinks.

There was a cocktail night with a mixture of Gins, Prosecco, Bucks Fizz and Woo Woo’s. We transformed the lounge into a cinema to watch “A Star Is Born” which everyone really enjoyed. We have also been getting out and about with trips to Polhill and Ruxley Manor, afternoon tea with a musical twist and a performance from Frantic Theatre which was very entertaining!

We have lots of activities planned over the coming weeks and hope that you will be able to join us for some of these.

Nettlestead pub trip



Dates for your diary:


Friday, 1st: NATIONAL WEAR SOMETHING RED DAY! Please join us in wearing something red. 3:00pm: Please join us in the lounge for some snacks, a catch up ant the British action film ‘Hot Fuzz’

Saturday, 2nd: Let’s play BINGO with Jane, prizes to be won

Monday, 4th: Let’s join Katherine for some fresh juice and a catch up. From 3:00pm bring your blankets, it’s hot chocolate making in the dining room!

Tuesday, 5th: NUTELLA DAY, let’s have a catch up with tea and biscuits followed by cupcake baking and decorating with our special ingredient of NUTELLA!!

Wednesday, 6th: Valentines has arrived at Nettlestead. Please join Katherine in the lounge for a catch up over coffee and biscuits, followed by a love themed afternoon tea with our favourite love songs from 4:30pm!

Thursday, 7th: Let’s join Nicole in the lounge for some light dancing and exercises. 3:13pm: It’s Musical Bingo in the lounge with Stathis

Friday, 8th: Let’s join Chris for some therapeutic colouring alongside some of the greatest classical

Saturday, 9th: Jane will be joining us in the dining room for Valentine biscuit decorating. 6:00pm: Join us in the lounge for our first love film of the month “PS I Love You”

Monday, 11th: Chris and Carlos are joining us for some light exercise. 3:30pm: Please join Katherine in the lounge in some capsule making!

Tuesday, 12th: Tea and treats in the lounge and a nitter natter with Katherine. 2:30pm: All things LOVE, let’s talk about our own love stories. 3:30pm: Let’s finish off the dining room making valentine chocolates with Katherine

Wednesday, 13th: Valentine card making with some love songs from the 50’s. 5:00pm: Join us in the lounge for our love film “Dear John”

Thursday, 14th: Valentine Day love song singing with Stathis. 5:30pm: Meet in the lounge for our valentine’s movie “The Notebook” along with our favourite chocolates and popcorn

Friday, 15th: Chris will be joining us for some puzzle building and colouring

Saturday, 16th: It’s time to feel pampered with manicures, pedicures and hand massages with Silvia

Monday, 18th: Let’s join Katherine in the lounge for a natter over tea and biscuits followed by some memory ball games. 3:00pm: It’s time for gentle yoga with Sally

Tuesday, 19th: Join us on a trip to Fired Up pottery painting in Petts Wood

Wednesday, 20th: It’s National Love Your Pet Day!! Let’s meet in the lounge to talk about our childhood pets and our favourite animals. 2:30pm: Debbie will be bringing in some furry friends for us to meet. 3:30pm: Join us in the lounge for a documentary based on baby animals in the wild. 5:00pm: Please join Katherine in the lounge for a residents meeting

Thursday, 21st: Time to join Nicole in the lounge for some light exercise and dancing. 3:30pm: It’s bowling in the lounge with Stathis time!!

Friday, 22nd: All things colourful!! Join us for some flower arranging with Chris alongside some Vera Lynn classics

Saturday, 23rd: Let’s join Silvia in the lounge for a cream tea and some war-time classics

Monday, 25th: Please join Katherine in the lounge for a catch up over tea and biscuits. 2:00pm: Chris and Carlos will be joining us for some light exercises. Please join Katherine in the lounge for some finger painting of our Nettlestead family tree

Tuesday, 26th: It’s balloon game time …. Who can manage to keep it off the ground!! 4:30pm: Please join us in the lounge for a cosy film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

Wednesday, 27th: Join Katherine in the dining room for chocolate strawberry and smoothie making

Thursday, 28th: Come and join Stathis for a game of cards and a sing a long


Friday, 1st: Please join Chris in the lounge for a catch up followed by a memory ball game. 6:00pm: Can you guess the words?? It’s a game of Hangman with Chris in the lounge

Saturday, 2nd: Please join Jane in the lounge for some colouring and pastel art alongside soothing classical music!

Monday, 4th: Let’s get creative and join Katherine for homemade pong toss. 3:00pm: Sally is joining us for some light yoga exercises

Tuesday, 5th: Let’s get creative and make handmade lava lamps with Katherine followed by a sing-a-long with Frank Sinatra

Wednesday, 6th: Let’s test our brains with a game of True or False……Prizes to be won! 3:30pm: Join us in the lounge for a showing of the musical “Grease” with snacks and drinks

Thursday, 7th: Please join Nicole in the lounge for some light dancing and exercise. 3:30pm: It’s National Cereal Day – join Stathis for some cake making followed by a trip down memory lane about all the cereal covers since the 40’s!!

Friday, 8th: Did someone say BINGO? Join Chris in the lounge for a game of bingo – Prizes to be won!!

Saturday, 9th: It’s time to feel pampered once again with Jane

Monday, 11th: It’s time for Chris and Carlos to join us again for some light exercises

Tuesday, 12th: Join Katherine in the lounge for our favorite memory ball game followed by some colouring in alongside Doris Day classics!

Wednesday, 13th: Let’s keep active with Katherine in the lounge with ribbons followed by a sing-a-long

Thursday, 14th: Join Stathis for a spot of crisp tasting and revisit the history of the famous crisp!

Saturday, 16th: Join Jane in the lounge for a catch up and a game of scrabble followed by “Dumplin” featuring Dolly Parton

Monday, 18th: Sally will be joining us for some light yoga moves

Tuesday, 19th: Let’s get creative, it’s cork sailboat making followed by a sing-a-long to some Vera Lynn in the lounge

Wednesday, 20th: Let’s keep active with some light chair exercises followed by some jazz hits and a movie night

Thursday, 21st: Let’s join Nicole for some light dancing and exercises followed by bingo in the lounge with Stathis

Friday, 22nd: Come and join Chris in a game of dominoes and guess the words!!

Monday, 25th: Chris and Carlos are back for some light exercises!! 3:30pm: Join us for wine tasting and a taste of different cheeses

Tuesday, 26th: Join us on a trip to Ruxley Manor for tea and cake

Wednesday, 27th: Motown themed afternoon tea in the dining room for all

Thursday, 28th: Trip to Bromley for a bit of shopping and a cake and tea / or if you prefer stay indoors and settle in for a showing of “Pride and Prejudice”

Friday, 29th: Let’s get together and make some easter egg crafts followed by “Who wants to be a millionaire” with Silvia in the lounge

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