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

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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Nazareth Lodge prides itself on the emphasis placed in keeping and training its own staff and this shows in the quality of service and attitude of the staff towards residents and visitors.

TC, Relative

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Prior to my uncle's eventual arrival 10 weeks ago, the management of the home were superb in their support for us during a difficult time and arranging the transport from a hospital a few counties away. Thanks to the staff he has settled in well and we are pleased our initial very good impressions of the home have been borne out.

DP, Nephew

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When we first visited it seemed more like arriving at a small hotel or private house with the warmth of the welcome and reassurance this provided

Mr S D, Son

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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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Good staff, well managed.
Not too big and as a result, the staff can work well with the residents.

MW, Son

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Thank you for your email you and your staff have been wonderful. Please pass on our thanks to all. The care given to my mum was beyond any thing we could hope for. 

K & J, Relative

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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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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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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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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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Always my husband has received excellent care by cheerful, caring staff.
My needs have always been considered and a caring person has always been there when I have needed one.
Nobody wants to admit they cannot care for a loved one.
We are so lucky to have Nazareth Lodge who takes over so well.
Thank you all.

Mrs PE, Wife

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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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I have been visiting my cousin for a few months now and am very happy to see the level of care has been extremely high all that time. There have been many improvements to the home in the last few months which only make it a better place to live and visit.

PS, Cousin

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Mum was very happy here and the staff all helped to make her last few months the best they possibly could be. I really appreciate all the care and support for both Mum and myself and i cannot thank them enough. 

Mrs B, Relative of Resident

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset, DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk