Residents enjoy a surprise visit from The Mayor of Colchester

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 of the residents and staff. He asked the residents about how they’re feeling following the ease of lockdown restrictions and what future plans they have at Crouched Friars.

Residents were very inquisitive and asked the Mayor questions about his life, his background, and what it is like to be a Mayor. Some of the ladies were particularly curious about the Mayors’ civic regalia chains and the Mayor was kind enough to let the residents hold his chains and told them exactly how much they weigh.

Paulina Eagle, Home Manager, commented: “It has been wonderful showing Councillor Davidson around our beautiful home and to be able to discuss some of our key initiatives around the person-centred lifestyle we deliver. He is truly such a down to earth, friendly person and it was a joy to welcome him to Crouched Friars.”

“All of our residents had such a lovely time whilst chatting with the Mayor. They all thanked him for his visit, it really did create such a buzz in the home, which was lovely to see.”

Following the recent Government guidance regarding visiting rules, our home continues to follow strict safety procedures and are now allowing Residents to nominate five family members or friends to make repeated visits to the home.

Visiting is taking place either in the dedicated COVID-secure visiting area behind the screen, indoors in resident bedrooms or if weather permits, family and friends are able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine in Crouched Friars garden.

Testing is only required if visitors decide to visit in the bedroom and will be asked by a member of staff to do a COVID test on the day of the visit.

Crouched Friars are pleased to be still welcoming new residents to the home. We have specific procedures in place, to continue to support families who are looking for care for a loved one, whilst minimising the risk for residents and staff.
Our team of dedicated care staff provide around the clock dementia and residential care.

For more information on Crouched Friars, or to take a look around the home, please call
01206 572647.

< Back to news

Latest News

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 […]

Read more >

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. […]

Read more >

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 […]

Read more >

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 […]

Read more >

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 […]

Read more >