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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The Friendship Society

Posted on September 29th, 2021

Close friendship with others in your older years can significantly benefit your overall health.  As we grow older and enter retirement, many of us will have more time to spare that our families can’t always fill. As such, feelings of loneliness may begin to develop. At Crouched Friars Residential Home, we support a close-knit community […]

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Residents enjoy a surprise visit from The Mayor of Colchester

Posted on September 27th, 2021

Residents and staff were overjoyed recently as they received a surprise visit from the Mayor of Colchester. Councillor Robert Davidson visited Crouched Friars Care Home and enjoyed a spot of afternoon tea with residents and staff. Cllr Davidson took a keen interest in the residents and was kind enough to spend time speaking individually with all […]

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‘Know Dementia, know Alzheimer’s’

Posted on September 13th, 2021

September marks the 10th year of World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month . Where people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia, with the 21st September marking World Alzheimer’s Day.

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Crouched Friars goes paperless with new electronic care planning system

Posted on August 19th, 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in Care Homes across the UK implementing the use of Electronic Care systems within its care.  We are using the latest adaption of one the Care sector’s most widely-used digital care planning systems, Person Centred Software. We first implemented the new electronic system earlier this […]

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Loneliness Awareness Week – Loneliness and the elderly

Posted on June 17th, 2021

Hosted by Marmalade Trust, the week-long campaign raises awareness of loneliness and strives to get people talking about it. According to Age UK, recent research has found that there is around “1.4m chronically lonely older people in England and many more across the rest of the UK”.  That feeling of loneliness can be almost as […]

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