It’s been a busy few months and we’ve taken full advantage of the very few summer days that we’ve had. Joyce at 90 joining in with the art session that volunteer Sue runs monthly One of our many pub lunches, this one being at Frombridge Mill in July Eastwood Park Garden Centre in June. Hearing […]
Over the past few years we have been informally approached on many occasions by people wanting to get involved in supporting the residents at the Hollies on a voluntary basis. We really do value the offer of support as this can have a very positive impact on the lives and welfare for many of our […]
Following our introduction of new Caterers to the Hollies we have started to make some significant changes in the way that we cater for our residents. One of the biggest changes has been the replacement of convenience products to fully prepared and cooked on premises meals. So, for example our fish on Friday is now […]
The Race is on at the Hollies Last Friday night the Hollies Kitchen, Housekeeping and Maintenance Teams were treated to a night out of Go Kart racing. The Hollies Manager, Peter Gardiner, went along as well to support the team but unfortunately finished in last place. Peter Said – ‘There was a time when I […]
On November 11th, we had a special visit with Liz from Willow Trust to see Jean and her amazing embroidery as pictured here. Jean has a great passion for embroidery and has created many beautiful pieces of work. Embroidery is not something new, but some of its benefits may have been forgotten. Importantly the activity […]
We had a wonderful time for a great cause at our Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser this weekend. Thank you to all who participated in this event, and thank you Debris Music Productions for joining us!
Nora, who has lived in Dursley in Gloucestershire all her life is now enjoying her 12th decade at The Hollies Care Home. Nora was a toddler of two and a half when the Titanic sank, can remember the First World War and was already 33 when the Second World War broke out. She went to […]
Each year around 7,000 disabled and seriously ill children and adults spend a day on board with The Willow Trust. Fundraising work continues all year round to ensure trips remain free of charge. Established in 1989 the Willow Trust charity operates both its fully equipped purpose-built boats from April to October in pursuit of providing […]
Jo The Hollies Care Home has been working towards the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) programme for nearly a year and is hoping to achieve accreditation soon. The GSF is a new national standard designed to ensure the best possible standards for those in the later stages of care. The framework aims to achieve a ‘gold […]
If you have not yet had the opportunity to venture onto the top floor at The Hollies, then please do pop up and have a look. We have been working hard to improve the environment by introducing lots of memorabilia including a wind up gramophone! We are on the hunt for some more records to […]
Unfortunately, our local Golden Age Club in Dursley lost their venue recently. We have been able to step in at The Hollies and are delighted to be able to host the Golden Age Club, which will ensure that the Club can continue to thrive. The Club will now be held here at The Hollies on […]
We launched our first Memory Café on Friday, 6th May. The event takes place on the first Friday of each month. The cafés are part of a bigger project working directly with the Royal College of Nursing through one of their bursaries. The objective of the project is to develop better understanding and provision for […]
The Hollies we are always looking for new ways to reaffirm our commitment to our residents and families.
Our priority has always been to fully understand the needs of our residents by listening to and absorbing your feedback and continuously making changes wherever we need to.
There have been lots of very welcome new faces joining us at The Hollies over the past few months including, Jo, Verlie, and a welcome back to Amy. Jo was born in Wotton under Edge and started nursing in 1976. Jo loves caring for the elderly and has also been involved in training and developing the […]
Highgrove was our special outing in the month of August. We had a tour of the gardens and a look around the lovely shop and then ended the day with a delicious cream tea in their tea room. We have a host of other activities going on throughout August, the schedule can be found on […]