Month: November 2017

Coppelia House take a trip down memory lane

Coppelia House take a trip down memory lane

Our homes are taking part in a new reminiscence activity with Marks & Spencer’s “Marks in Time Memory Boxes.”   The boxes have been designed to be used as reminiscence therapy and include ‘What We Ate’, ‘Days & Nights Out’, ‘What We Wore’ and ‘Childhood’.

Each box has replica packages from the 1950s to the 1980s, photos and adverts of Marks & Spencer throughout the years.

Coppelia House were the first to try out a “Marks In Time” memory box and there was great excitement when their ‘What We Ate’ box arrived.  Residents smiled and laughed sharing memories of their favourite biscuit packaging and food stories. Even though the box has been returned memories are still be shared. Our other homes are looking forward to receiving their themed boxes and we look forward to hearing their feedback.

Peninsula Care Homes have also created their own themed memory boxes.  These are available to each home to share and currently including wedding celebrations, memories of babies, seaside and a gentleman’s box.

On Thursday 26th Oct 2017 Coppelia House hosted a wedding reminiscing activity inspired from the Wedding themed memory box. On display were two wedding dresses from staff, a display cake and bouquets. Staff and residents shared photos of their own wedding days.


Residents also shared their fondest memories of their special day, leading up to it and the honeymoon. Discussions about styles, prices, licence venues were shared over a small sherry and some wonderful cakes made by Coppelia’s chef.

Later wedding themed poems included in the Peninsula wedding box were read out and the quiz was great fun. All in all a great activity and all the residents and staff thoroughly enjoyed it.

Oomph! Wellness

Oomph! Wellness

You may have seen in our Autumn newsletter that we are working in partnership with Oomph.  We are using their new mini bus to arrange monthly outings for Coppelia and Cornerways residents.  We will hopefully add other homes in due course.

On Monday 6th November six of Cornerway’s residents and two members of staff made the most of some autumn sunshine and went on an afternoon trip to Teignmouth.  They had a stroll along the seafront, taking in our surroundings and had a look at the war memorial.  After the stroll it was back on board the bus for a warming cup of tea and the picturesque return journey.

On 19th October residents from Coppelia visited the House of Marbles.  They were treated to hot drinks and yummy cakes after their tour of the House of Marbles.  Residents enjoyed admiring the countryside on their drive to and from Bovey Tracey.

Next outings planned will include visits to seaside towns and the residents favourite shopping/garden centers.




If you’ve ever attended a spa or been for a beauty treatment you may agree that it has huge physical, mental and emotional benefits.

We often try to recreate the pampering within the homes. The various hairdressers across the group are always extremely busy cutting, colouring and setting hair.

The power of touch is shared during hand and foot massages. Hand massages may be followed bu a manicure, for so many having manicured, painted and well presented nails is vital.

So this National Spa Week we would like to encourage visiting family members to bring your favourite nail varnishes, make-up or massage oils and join in a fun pamper session.