Festive Encore Excursions

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Fairmile Grange had a wonderful trip out to Stewarts Garden Centre. The very kind people at Deric-Scott Funeral Directors in Bournemouth, collected residents and staff in two of their very smart limou...

Ready… Steady…BAKE!

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The festive season is officially in full swing at Encore Care Homes with Fairmile Grange being crowned the winner of our very first Encore Christmas Cake Competition 2018. Each home was invited to tak...

Great Oaks care home teams up with St. Andrew’s Church to spread festive cheer

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  St. Andrew’s Church joined Great Oaks in the morning to get to know some of the residents over a cup of tea.  St Andrew’s Church will be visiting Great Oaks on the first Monday of every month f...

Fairmile Grange’s residents and local Cubs wish each other a holly jolly Christmas

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With Christmas just around the corner, our residents welcomed some new friends into Fairmile Grange to start the festive celebrations. 21 Cubs from the 3rd Jumpers Scouts Christchurch group kindly vis...

Fairmile Grange care home celebrates ‘Elf Day’

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Children and residents enjoyed making gingerbread houses as well as many other activities. Overall £95 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Society in partnership with Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth, w...

Couple celebrate golden wedding anniversary at Fairmile Grange

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  John who is a resident of Fairmile Grange, married his wife Angela in 1968 and they have been together ever since. To mark this special occasion, a celebration was held which started with the c...

How to have a dementia-friendly Christmas

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At Encore Care Homes we take the following steps to ensure all of our residents enjoy Christmas and feel happy in their home: Put decorations up gradually. Think about putting decorations up graduall...

New CEO for Encore Care Homes

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With more than 14 years’ experience in the care sector, Rachel joins the Bournemouth-based care group, having previously overseen a group of care homes in Scotland and Yorkshire.During her time with t...

Rockin’ around the Christmas cake

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Ingredients 1kg dried fruit 100ml brandy to soak the fruit 250g plain flour Pinch of salt 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1tsp mixed spice 250g dark brown soft sugar 250g unsalted butter 5 eggs 100g golden syrup ...

Fairmile Grange celebrates Children in Need with the help of some special guests

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The day involved a range of fundraising activities, including decorating cupcakes, guess the name of the bear and how many rainbow drops were in a jar. Stuart Davey, head chef of Fairmile Grange also ...

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