News at Leycester House Care Home in Warwick
December Events at Leycester House
We have three fabulous events lined up for you all this December, so there’s plenty to get excited about. Our first fantastic show on 6th December will see the Frontera Quartet play an eclectic mix of songs for us all to enjoy, then John Richards will be back a week later with not only his Frank Sinatra tribute but also a whole host of other songs from great artists too – prepare to sing along and maybe even have a dance! Just in time for Christmas, the Bluebird Belles will be joining us too; this vocal harmony trio are sure to get everyone feeling festive with their retro sounds and will help us to finish the year off with a bang.

As always, our events are completely free of charge and include refreshments too. We really hope to see you at our December events, as we spread some Christmas cheer. If you would like to come along, please RSVP to events@leycesterhouse.com or call us on 01926 357 210.


November Events
We’ve had a fantastic month of events here at Leycester House, with October throwing a lot of excitement our way, but now it’s time to reveal what’s coming up in November…

All our entertainment this coming month will be held on Thursday evenings as usual, with all four fantastic acts entertaining us from 6:30-8:30pm. Why don’t you come and join us? It would be great to see you at one or more of our November events.

As always, entertainment is completely free of charge, along with refreshments - we really hope to see you at our November events. If you would like to come along, please RSVP to events@leycesterhouse.com or call us on 01926 357 210.


October Events at Leycester House
There's all sorts going on at Leycester House this month, starting with a visit from the Bluebird Belles this Thursday - it's sure to be a thoroughly entertaining evening and we'd love to see you there. We're following this up with another impressive show next Thursday, with Paulo Pinto here to serenade us in English, Spanish and Italian.

Towards the end of the month, we'll be welcoming back Marcus, and we'll be given the opportunity to choose which songs he sings - we don't know about you, but we can't wait! We're rounding off October with one more evening of entertainment, which comes from a firm favourite in Leycester House, John Richards. With an extensive repertoire, this is sure to be a show to get us all singing along and maybe even dancing!

We hope to see you at one or more of our events here at Leycester House this October, which are all free of charge as usual, and include refreshments too. Please remember to RSVP to let us know you're coming, which you can do by calling us on 01926 357210 or by emailing info@leycesterhouse.com. We hope to see you soon.

A wonderful day at Warwick Races
To round off September, we decided to take a trip to Warwick Races on Tuesday, and thankfully the weather was on our side. The sun was shining, but we still got all wrapped up to stay warm, as there was quite a strong breeze by the track.

With seven events taking place across the afternoon, including Novices’ Hurdle, Novices’ Handicap Chase and even a Mares’ Handicap Hurdle, there was plenty to watch, and it was made extra-special with our front-row spot.

Everyone had a brilliant day – some residents decided to have a flutter, and some of the horses came in for us, which was so exciting when we saw them run across the finish line in front of us. Bethan, part of the Leycester House team, managed to win over £200!

It was also Phyllis’ birthday, so we all had a piece of birthday cake when we got back to Leycester House. It really was a wonderful day. And as we were lucky enough to win, maybe we should head back again sometime and place our bets!


Helping to tackle a global challenge
Last Friday marked World Alzheimer’s Day, so we celebrated at Leycester House with a proper party. As we all know, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face around the world, so we believe that helping to raise money to support research and campaigning is a good way to go.

It was a fun afternoon for everyone involved, with live music from Betsy from a bygone era here at Leycester House to entertain us all – Betsy sang Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Wartime, Music Hall and more, putting on a tremendous performance. We also held a charity raffle, served non-alcoholic cocktails, cupcakes and nibbles.

The home was full of love and laughter, with lots of residents, their family members and friends all having a great time singing along and chatting together, with about 50 people here in total! And we made the conscious decision to hold our celebrations on the second floor of the home to ensure that all our residents living with dementia could participate.

It really was a great event, thank you to everyone who came and contributed.


Happy 2nd Birthday to Leycester House!
We can’t quite believe it, but Leycester House has now been open for two whole years – and what a time we’ve had. In that time, our gardens have matured, the area has built up around us, and we’ve welcomed some wonderful residents into our lovely home.

To mark this fantastic occasion, we pulled out all the stops and held a huge party on Saturday, with 200 residents, family members and friends all here having fun and enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.

Many of our guests embraced the Hawaiian theme, and we had a steel band, a BBQ serving delicious food and a variety of fresh and fruity cocktails too. It was such a great day, with brilliant food, entertainment and laughter; what a way to mark our second birthday. Thank you if you came along and celebrated with us!


Out and about to see Dippy the Dinosaur
On Wednesday, we took four residents out on a trip to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – and what a trip it was. From 26th May until 9th September, none other than Dippy the Dinosaur was on exhibition.

Dippy is a plaster cast replica of a Diplodocus skeleton that measures in at 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres wide, drawing people into the museum in their thousands.

Although Dippy’s time in Birmingham has now ended, he is continuing his tour of the UK and is now in Ulster Museum, moving to Glasgow in January, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in May, Cardiff in October, then Rochdale and finally, Norwich, with the tour ending in October 2020.

Jack, Germaine, Michael and Margaret, along with the staff who travelled with them to Birmingham, all agree that this is possibly the best trip we have done at Leycester House to date!


Happy 101st Birthday to Nesta!
We had a rather special event at Leycester House earlier this week, as Nesta celebrated her 101st birthday! It was a lovely day, with family and friends all here to spend quality time with Nesta, and they all enjoyed lunch together in our private dining room.

If you would like to arrange a similar celebration here at Leycester House with your loved one, please do let us know as we would love to arrange something special for you all.


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