Nazareth Lodge

Activities

We have a strong emphasis on activities and keeping our residents busy and entertained. We have invested in an “interactive table” which will offer residents a multitude of things to do on a touch screen basis, from playing bingo or hangman in a group, to using it on an individual basis for games, information and communication with loved ones. There is the crossword and knitting clubs as well as weekly exercise, stretching and yoga sessions. The home has wi-fi throughout and our computer club allows our residents to use the email facility and surf the internet. A recently launched initiative  is facilitating Facetime contact for our residents with far flung friends and relatives.

We have over the years forged strong links with the local community and regularly host an Ecumenical service to which local parishioners are invited and there is a fortnightly communion service held in the home and the residents help to arrange the church flowers occasionally. Flowers feature strongly in every day life at Nazareth Lodge and are grown in the garden for the home. The local florist visits regularly to give demonstrations on flower arranging and some of the residents help regularly with the flower arrangements around the home.

The Gardening Club allows our green-fingered residents to roll up their sleeves and rekindle their love of gardening. There is a specifically designed and adapted greenhouse to facilitate use by wheelchair users as well as allowing more ambulant residents to continue with their interest in gardening.

Regular mini bus outings take our residents out on various trips such as pub lunches, cream teas or just an afternoon out exploring Dorset.

The ice cream van visits regularly in the Summer and the residents are treated to their choice of ice cream.

Our Activities Coordinator makes sure that all our residents are given the choice to participate in group activities or one-to-one sessions.

It is down to each residents individual choice as to whether they participate in the activities offered. If they prefer not to partake, our volunteer visitors will visit for a chat. We will also introduce you to Annie who offers a one to one session every week to all of the residents and in the many years she has been doing this she has learnt from the residents too – for example, she has been taught how to play chess by one resident! This service ensures that those residents who prefer their own company are not isolated and have some dedicated time to help them maybe write a letter, play cards or just have a chat over a cup of tea.

Our local community building, The Exchange, offers clubs for residents to attend such as the bowling club and floral group. It also has a cinema and theatre.

Our community

Nazareth Lodge has a longstanding history of supporting worthy causes both at home and abroad.

Within Sturminster Newton, we have sponsored everything from the Dorset Air Ambulance to the local Majorette group.  As part of this ongoing relationship, we have strong links with the local schools and our residents benefit from concerts and activities both in the home and in the community.

Nazareth Lodge has committed to part sponsor the town’s Christmas Lights for three years from 2018, and as part of our Christmas celebrations, our residents are able to visit the town and see the lights whilst partaking in some retail therapy.

Testimonials

Our sincere thanks to both you and every single member of your staff for the exceptional level of care and kindness which was always shown to my mother.

Mrs T, Daughter

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Thank you for inviting me to your Vintage Tea Party. It was a delightful occasion and delicious tea! It is yet one more evidence of what a nurturing, caring home you provide for the fortunate people who live at Nazareth Lodge.

KM

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I have spoken with my brother and sister and it goes almost without saying that we are extremely grateful to all the staff at Nazareth Lodge for the way in which they looked after our mother. We are not surprised by the award of an outstanding classification and no doubt a lot was due to the standard of care provided by the staff. 

Mr W, Relative

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Our friend has been a resident at Nazareth Lodge for over 2 years. We visit her regularly. During that time, we have been totally satisfied with the level of care she has received. The staff are very attentive and the food is good. Her room is modern and cleaned regularly. She is very contented and feels at home. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nazareth Lodge to others, as we have done in the past.

PW, Friend of Resident

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I wanted to drop a quick note to say how much our students enjoyed their time at Nazareth Lodge last term - it was a great experience for them and something they'll remember for many years to come.  Please pass on our thanks to your staff for being so welcoming too.

Jo Thomson BA (QTS) MBA FRSA, Clayesmore School, Iwerne Minster

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A thank you would in no way suffice for the reassurance and peace that everyone helped to give to me and others during the eight months that RW was with you.

Doug Horlock, friend

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I have to thank you especially for the care and support you all gave my father in his last few days. I have related stories to friends with elderly parents that your night staff for instance were singing with him during the long hours of darkness. They couldn't believe it.

JB, Son

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RW felt safe, he felt protected and he felt comforted by all that was done for him

DH, Friend

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D particularly enjoyed the daily activities and was always very complimentary about the variety and quality of the meals.

RP and SP, Relatives

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Care Chef 2014 award - the judges chose Suzie because she demonstrated a clear passion for flavours in every course of her meal. They felt her dishes were an honest reflection of the expertise currently enjoyed by the care sector

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I would like to pay tribute to all your colleagues who devoted time and kindness in meeting Dad's needs and making him feel at home and always comfortable.

Mr K, Relative

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The staff care about the residents, showing them respect, kindness and an understanding of their individual needs

JW, Volunteer Visitor

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Nazareth Lodge encourages a wide range of activities and outings - although my mother seemed to spend most of her time getting her hair done and having massages!

TC, Relative

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Thank you so much for the love, support and care you have given both to DF and us his family in the last two weeks and making David's time with you comfortable and dignified, particularly in his last moments.

Family of DF

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Nazareth Lodge is a Care Home in the true sense of the word. Not just for my parents but for me too. You all show such love and affection and concern.

DM, daughter

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk