What we’ve been up to lately!

Posted on July 29th, 2022

Over the past two weeks, residents and staff at Crouched Friars have been busy with a variety of fun activities plus we’ve had some refurbishments done! Let’s take a look in more detail at what we’ve been up to recently. Lounge Makeover Crouched Friars’ main lounge recently had a makeover! The lounge had a coat […]

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Crouched Friars summer update

Posted on July 5th, 2022

We’ve had a lovely few months at Crouched Friars care home. The summer months and longer days mean more outings, more time spent  in the garden and generally higher spirits from residents and colleagues alike. We’ve got some fun things lined up over the next few months as we continue to enjoy the summer, but […]

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Crouched Friars top benefits of exercise for the elderly

Posted on June 1st, 2022

Exercise, as we all know, along with eating your five a day, is a very important variable when maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, the older we get, the harder maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes. However, it’s time we start prioritising our fitness as much as possible, as it has been proven to increase overall happiness […]

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Crouched Friars spring update!

Posted on May 20th, 2022

As the flowers have started to bloom in our garden, the air is warmer and the sun has begun to shine, we are pleased to share some of the exciting springtime activities we have been up to at Crouched Friars Residential Home. We have been organising our lovely garden, where we plant an array of […]

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Brew Monday at Crouched Friars

Posted on January 17th, 2022

With the Christmas festivities now over for another year, it is reported that millions of people across the UK are struggling with the widely recognised, ‘winter blues’. The Mental Health Charity, Samaritans, recognises Monday 18th of January as one of the most difficult days of the year, with many people feeling alone with their problems. […]

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A Fun and Festive time at Crouched Friars

Posted on December 22nd, 2021

With the countdown to Christmas now truly upon us, it seemed like a good time to take a look at what’s been going on at Crouched Friars over the last few weeks. Our residential care home, based in Colchester provides nursing and dementia care and ensures that there is always lots going on to keep […]

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Crouched Friars residents throw a good right hook

Posted on December 14th, 2021

Our residents at Crouched Friars were put through their paces recently when they got involved with some boxing lessons. We recently welcomed Chloe who runs GFitness, to the home to challenge residents with boxing training. Residents were very inquisitive and loved to practice their stamina and strength with the trainers. Paulina Eagle, home manager at […]

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Seasonal Cheer at Crouched Friars

Posted on December 6th, 2021

Crouched Friars has had a busy few months of activities, events and visits from VIPs.  Halloween, Bonfire Night and a Macmillan coffee morning are just some of the things that the staff and residents at Crouched Friars Residential home in Colchester have been getting involved with. This season’s activities have provided cheer and entertainment to […]

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Enjoying the Fireworks with your Elderly loved ones

Posted on November 5th, 2021

Guy Fawkes, bonfires and fireworks. It’s the time of year many of us enjoy and naturally want to spend with all of our loved ones. At Crouched Friars we understand how important this is, especially during special times of the year, such as Bonfire Night. So we’ve put together a few tips on how to […]

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