Movie time with Stan and Ollie

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Care homes across the UK continue to be closed for family members to visit their loved ones, which is essential practice to protect residents and staff from COVID-19.
During this time all of Avante’s care homes have kept residents entertained with numerous extra events complementing the already busy daily schedule of activities.
 
Last Friday, residents across all 10 of Avante’s care homes sat down and enjoyed the same rib-tickling movie, Stan and Ollie, for bags of laughter and popcorn! 
 
The recent film release about the much-loved comedy double-act entertained residents, and the portrayal of their off screen friendship put a smile on everyone’s faces! Many of the homes hosted the movie in their very own cinema room whilst others aired the movie on screen projectors in a darkened lounge creating the perfect cinema effect. 
 
One home even had their very own usher! Phyllis who lives at Court Regis previously worked as an usher in a cinema. She shared with staff that she didn’t do it for the money as she genuinely loved being an usher and watching all the latest films. Phyllis was delighted when staff asked if she wanted to show them how it was done. 
 
One resident at Bridge Haven said ‘It’s been great watching the film together, I’ve never eaten so much popcorn! What’s the next film?’
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We know that during the current pandemic people are still looking for and requiring residential care or home care services. We are currently taking admissions at all of Avantes Care Homes for those that need care. Please visit www.avantecare.org.uk to see what care services we have in your area.

We want to assure you that when we are admitting new residents from the community, we are doing so safely. We have clear policies in place to ensure that screening or testing is undertaken prior to any new admission into the care home.