Despite the bitterly cold weather in York today, our residents braved the wind chill to go out and about with York Bike Belles. For those who didn't want to battle with the elements, the lovely Thea Jacobs from Song Box came to see us. It's an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon and good to see residents from all communities joining in with the old familiar tunes. ...

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The residents are really enjoying chilling out on this freezing cold day. Sofa's, blankets, hot drinks and cakes are going down a treat. ...

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A lively day at The Chocolate Works starting with dance exercise this morning, residents out cycling this afternoon with York Bike Belles, fabulous music in the atrium provided by Steve Michaels - a mixture of 50's, 60's, swing and Motown - lovely to see so many singing along to their favourites as well as Arts & Crafts to finish off the day. Phew! ...

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Happy New Year to all our residents, families, friends and staff.
The kitchen staff are hard at work preparing a fabulous buffet for later today, the discussion group have had the first meeting of this year in one of the upstairs lounges and we are looking forward to the singing group entertaining us in the atrium later.
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4 weeks ago

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Merry Christmas Everyone. We had a lovely surprise this morning when santa arrived. He is currently personally giving everyone their gifts. Hope you all have a really lovely day & enjoy your Christmas dinner. ...

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Lovely visit today from Graeme our CEO, Sid & Flo. Getting in the Christmas spirit with Santa in reception. ...

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Had a fantastic afternoon at The Chocolate Works with St Chads Christmas service followed by carol signing. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. Its the most wonderful time of the year! ...

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Here's a lovely photo of our Atrium at today's Christmas Fair. ...

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1 month ago

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Today we have had a Christmas fair, We've had a visit from Santa, Reindeer's, cake stall, raffle. All the residents have enjoyed their day with visits from family's and friends and other guests. Merry Christmas to all from the Chocolate Works X. ...

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St Chads coffee morning seems to be becoming a regular Wednesday morning meet. Our residents cant get enough! ...

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2 WEEKS TODAY ITSSSSSSS CHRISTMASSSSSSSSS! ...

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This afternoon the residents are helping Jodi our well-being officer put all the Christmas Décor up 😄🎄 ...

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We are holding our Christmas Fair on Saturday 15 December 2018, it would be lovely to see as many people as possible joining us. The reindeer are real live ones, so
bring carrots - hopefully we will be able to give them a few treats!
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Another busy day with some residents going to Knavesmire School to talk to the children, other residents going off to The Designer Outlet. Meanwhile for those choosing to stay in out of the rain, we have had the regular Wednesday hairdressing, church service and reflexology & massage sessions. ...

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A lovely, busy day yesterday with Bish Bash Pots, visits from some of the cutest three year olds you have ever seen and then the local Beavers & Cubs group visited, 10 of whom were invested as honorary members of the Lord Mayors own scouts. We are so lucky to have such good links with the local community. ...

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The Salvation Army will be here at 2.15pm today to play Christmas Carols for everyone, it is a lovely way to start to feel festive. Friends and family are very welcome to come along to join in the singing. ...

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The residents have enjoyed cake decorating and pottery painting today at the chocolate works. We have also had the weekly hairdresser and chiropodist in to "work their magic". ...

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This morning at the Chocolate Works the residents
had fun listening to Richard the singer whilst petting his lovely Poodle, Honey. After lunch some took part in the group reading whilst others went to the seated Yoga class.
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Just want to say a huge Thank You to everyone who came to The Terry's Chocolate Orange Day on Friday. It was a marvellous morning watching the chocolate making demonstration and learning about the history behind Terry's. The Knavesmire Primary School children were here in the afternoon, and there was a fascinating film on in the cinema about chocolate making in York. ...

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It's been a lovey day today, with residents going out to the coffee morning at St Chad's, our regular church service here and live music provided by the Four Winds - we have been advised that they are usually the Five Winds, but inconveniently the horn player has to work! ...

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Our residents helped create this beautiful display of poppies in the centre of York to commemorate Remembrance Sunday 2018 - 100 years - Lest We Forget ...

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A day to remember and spend some time in quiet reflection. Residents are going out to St Chad's to take part in the Remembrance Day Service and parade. We
have BBC coverage on the big screen in the cinema and will be thinking of all those who have lost their lives in so many conflicts during the two minutes silence.
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2 months ago

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Springfield Group CEO, Graeme Lee, chatting about his vision for care - all welcome!So excited to invite our local community to our first "Saturday Session" .. this Saturday 12pm-2pm. Springfield CEO, Graeme Lee will be in the Teapot Cafe to talk about his vision for care for the elderly, the role he sees Mayfield View playing in the community and how 50 years of Springfield Healthcare has shaped his vision. We'll listen and chat and ask questions. All welcome .. hope to see you there! And if you still haven't seen our beautiful home we'll take a tour after the chat. ...

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3 months ago

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The grand unveiling of the art work (subject matter chosen by our residents) and painted by the very talented local artist, Les Ives, has taken place today.
Do look out for them when you visit
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Today at The Chocolate Works there were some mixed reviews in our weekly debate group about Guy Fawkes night, York bike bells have been this afternoon to take us out for a spin (always a giggle😄), and tonight our wellbeing assistant Andrew has arranged a hot dog night on the roof terrace! "Where's the tomato ketchup"... 🎆 ...

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We have live music taking place in the atrium this afternoon from 2.30pm - 4.30pm. If you enjoyed the musical performance at our Summer Fete, we have the same singer to provide the entertainment for today. ...

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The Star of the Month award voted for by residents, colleagues, relatives and friends has joint winners - Amy Cooper & Annie Norton. Well done Any & Annie ...

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