Newsletter – Jan to April 2022

All Activities

Our Residents have all taken part in various fun Activities during the last few months. We have been doing some Cake Baking at the Homes which the Residents enjoyed, Fruit Tasting and Chocolate Tasting. Making Pizzas, which was enjoyed by the Residents, Chair Yoga, visits from Pets as Therapy Dogs and Relatives Dogs. Quiz sessions in the Lounges and Music Therapy and Reminisce Sessions, all of which were enjoyed.

We are planning more fun Activities for the coming month of April as its Easter, so we will be having an Easter Afternoon Tea Party at all Homes, plenty of Hot Cross Buns to be enjoyed, a Tea Party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday, more Baking, Music Therapy, YouTube sessions of choice plus more.

General Information

We are very pleased to inform you all that at our Homes we are having extensive works done, both inside the homes and outside the homes. We have upgraded all our Homes electrical systems which includes new lighting/chandeliers, where needed.  Some rooms are currently being redecorated and upgraded. Woodside have had a new Heating System installed and are currently undergoing a facelift on the Lift. Wray Park have had a new Stair Lift installed recently. We will update you all on further improvements.

Birthday’s Celebrated

During the last few months, we have been honoured to celebrate some Birthdays with our Residents across our Homes and they have all enjoyed visits from families, trips out with families and of course a celebratory Birthday Cake with the other Residents and Staff at each Home and had a Birthday Tea Party.

The next Care Homes of Distinction Ltd Newsletter will be out end of May 2022.

Bed Vacancies at Wray Park Care Home

We currently have some rooms available here at Wray Park. The rooms are very light and some have lovely views looking out onto our  garden. They are all en-suite and all the rooms can be customised to each personal style and taste. We always encourage families and residents to make their rooms as homely as they wish. To get more information about the room and any general questions you may have, please call Wray Park Care Home on 01737 248245 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you soon, plus we can send you some Brochures along we any other details about Wray Park Care Home.

Bed Vacancies at Woodside View

We have recently had some of our rooms refurbished at Woodside View Nursing Home and they have been upgraded to a high standard. They are all very comfortable with different outlooks of the Home and some are en-suite and the others are all within close proximity to wet rooms/bathrooms. They all have low profile hospital beds for maximum comfort when resting and adjust accoridingly to personal preference. The rooms available are various sizes and can be customised to each personal style and taste. To get more information about rooms available or to arrange a visit, please call Woodside View on 01883 346313 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you soon and we can also send you a Brochure along with other details of Woodside View.

Memory Boxes

We have Memory Boxes in place for all our Residents at both homes and have been busy filling the Boxes with items of personal meaning and with the purpose to bring back happy times for them. The families have had input and have been sharing personal belongings from their loved ones.  A couple of our Residents have told our Activities Co-Ordinator “That they thought the boxes are lovely and  brought back many happy memories for them”. The purpose of the boxes are to stimulate the senses which will then encourage creativity and more brain activity and can even calm some agitated Residents and prompt them into conversation, they can recall faces from the past and memorable events too. We are always adding memorable items to their boxes and its lovely to engage with them and have wonderful conversations about their past and they always enjoy chatting about it too with our Activity Co-Ordinator.

News in Woodside

The Residents at Woodside View have been enjoying various Activities throughout October. They have been enjoying Chair Yoga Sessions with our regular Teacher Judy who we have the pleasure of twice a week and the Residents who take part always enjoy it and look forward to the next time. They have also been having fun doing Floor Games in the Lounge such as Giant 10 Pin Bowling which they all loved and we did some Floor Skittles. We also celebrated a Birthday and the Resident was delighted to go out with her Family and when she returned we held a Birthday Tea Party for her and sang her Happy Birthday whilst she blew out the candles on her cake. At the end of October we had a Pumpkin Carving Session with some of Residents and they had fun creating some Scary Faces, some of our Ladies had their nails done in a Halloween theme and that proved fun for them too and also, we had a Spooky Halloween Tea Party for the Residents and they enjoyed Scary Sandwiches, Creepy Cakes and other Goulish Treats. 

News in Wray Park

The Residents at Wray Park Care Home have been enjoying som Fun and Games throughout the Month of October. They have been enjoying some Fun Indoor Floor Games, such as Giant Dominoes and 10 Pin Bowling. One afternoon we had a yummy naughty but nice Chocolate Tasting Session and the Residents all enjoyed the samples of Chocolate to taste and if any was left over the Staff had a bit too. We celebrated a couple of Birthdays in October too, which is always a lovely time and we had Tea Parties, Cake and Balloons and sang Happy Birthday too. We had fun having Halloween themed Activities too, such as Halloween Bingo, along with Crosswords and Word Searches. Some of our Residents even created some scary looking Pumpkins during our Pumpkin Carving Session and of course we had a Halloween Tea Party and the Residents tucked into some Scary Sandwiches, Creepy Cakes and other Goulish Treats.