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Golf Club Captain and pianist celebrates her 100th Birthday

Leila, Perivale’s Ladies Golf Club Captain of 1972 and 1973, recently celebrated her landmark 100th birthday.  Celebrations started a day before, whereby Leila received a lovely bouquet of flowers and card from the golf club. Leila was a regular member, playing on average 6 days a week and was a large part of the golfing community, pursuing her wish to keep active whereby she proudly achieved two holes in one.

On the morning of her birthday, Brackenbridge House team arranged a hairdressing pampering session by Victoria, whilst other staff members were busy decorating for a celebratory tea party later during the day, including a home-made birthday cake. Leila was delighted with all the decorations, banners and cards she received and felt thoroughly spoilt sitting in the special birthday throne, organised by the team. Leila was presented with Her Majesty the Queens centenary birthday card, along with other wonderful gifts.

    

Leila said: “I cannot believe the day that I had! It has been brilliant. I’m overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness and wasn’t expecting all these celebrations, it was a lovely surprise and I am very lucky to have been able to share it with two of my friends and everyone here.”

Leila was born on 11th January 1922 in Hayes and lived in Greenford and Northolt during her lifetime. When she was young, she was drawn to a piano that was in her Father’s Aunt’s house and started to learn to play. Leila went on to study at the Trinity College of Music in London and passed her exams with honours.  She worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for several years saying “Those were some of the best years of my life, I learnt a lot and loved to listen to the musicians, but unfortunately due an accident which took 6 months to heal, I never got to complete my Diploma.  I still love listening to music but unfortunately am unable to play any more”.

Florence Gamino, Care Home Manager of Brackenbridge House said “Leila is a beautiful lady both inside and out. It is an absolute honour and privilege to have her as part of the Gold Care Family at Brackenbridge House. We were thrilled to be able to do what we could to make her day so special.”

About Brackenbridge House

Brackenbridge House is set in one and a half acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, sprinkled with pathways and seating areas, offering first-class care for up to 36 residents. It delivers a ‘home from home’ feel where residents know that they are safe and secure. They aim to bring joy, happiness, and fulfilment to their residents through their hardworking teams’ dedication and compassion.

Address: Brackenhill, Victoria Road, Ruislip, London HA4 0JH

https://www.goldcarehomes.com/our-homes/brackenbridge-house/

Resident and family testimonials

My late wife stayed in the Acton Care Home from the end of April 2018 until 21 September 2018 on which day she died there. In that time my wife was looked after in an excellent manner. All the nurses who cared for my wife were excellent, very professional and also very warm and friendly. My wife’s dignity was totally respected. I cannot thank enough all the staff at Acton Care Home. They deserve a 5-star recommendation.

Dennis S

(Husband of Resident)

My Uncle received excellent care at Alan Morkill House. The staff were always helpful and friendly and he was made to feel happy, secure and comfortable as he spent the last two years of his life there. I would recommend the home to friends and family.

Christine B

(Niece of Resident)

This placement proved a successful one giving my friend the best quality of life. The environment is peaceful and caring. I was most impressed by the kindness and professional skills of the staff in the home. Always going the extra mile.

Kathie M

(Friend of Resident)

Since my mum-in-law moved into Baugh House in April they have been nothing but fantastic. She has settled so well. The home itself is spotlessly clean and the staff go over and above to make residents feel at home. And I mean everyone domestic staff, care staff and admin. Ten out of ten to you all.  Can’t thank you all enough for all you do.

Georgina C

(Daughter-in-law of Resident)

It’s hard to describe the happiness you feel in this building. The staff really care. I called Dad the other day and could hear music, when I asked him what it was he laughed and said they sing and dance, it makes us laugh. Sums it up really. If you want a home that goes the extra mile in every area then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bletchley House. Improvements have been made to the home and continue to be ongoing. The last 6 months have seen many positive changes. Thanks for all you do.

Barry C

(Son of Resident)

Dad has settled in well. He is very complimentary of the care he receives and says he feels safe and comfortable. I have great peace of mind and am confident he is being cared for. He loves the activities and the company of the other residents.

Lucy S

(Daughter of Resident)

I visit my Aunt on average three to four times a year and I always notify the staff at Burrows House of my forthcoming visit. Each time I visit I am constantly impressed by the care and kindness towards my Aunt by the staff, all staff. Her physical care is excellent. She is well presented. She is treated with dignity. The staff understand her needs and appear to know her well. Her room is cosy and clean.

Claire R

(Niece of Resident)

Staff have been very supportive to Mum, who has struggled to settle in. Mum has now made new friends and her health and wellbeing have greatly improved. The facilities are fantastic and Mum reports the food is lovely. The staff communicates well and always keeps me informed and updated.
Would highly recommend the home.

Rosalie T

(Daughter of Resident)

I would like to say that the personal care provided by the staff who looked after mum on a day to day and long term basis was excellent.

Paul F

(Son of Resident)

The staff are friendly and caring. They listen and are very welcoming and attentive.
They looked after my friend well and could not have done any better.

Kylie A

(Friend of Resident)

We cannot speak highly enough about Kent House. The staff are excellent, much of the reason for this is the example set by the managers, they are excellent. We are very grateful for the kindness and care they show to all of the residents, it’s a joy to see.

Christine K

(Daughter of Resident)

When we visit my aunt she is contented and is well looked after and well cared for. We are very grateful for the way the home gave her such a happy day for her 101st birthday. Staff were very kind to her.

John W

(Son of Resident)

The care the staff at Martin’s House give my dad is outstanding. The staff have been exemplary through the COVID crisis and have steadfastly given an excellent level of care during the most difficult of circumstances. Their professionalism and excellent people skills have helped clients and families alike, up to and during the COVID crisis. The staff have all taken the time to get to know me as well as my father. I am so grateful for everything they do for him. My dad is so happy with the care he receives, he is treated with respect and dignity.

Jane S

(Daughter of Resident)

The team at Peregrine House are caring and responsive. In this difficult time, they have been meticulous in protecting the residents, keeping them safe and keeping daily life as normal as possible. This is remarkable, given the challenges – every single member of staff has clearly worked tirelessly to maintain safety and wellbeing.

Eleanor K

(Daughter of Resident)

We are both very happy with the care she gets. Pre covid, I would visit every day, and I have always enjoyed the staff’s company and pleasant manner. I really do appreciate the care the staff give to my wife.

Brian S

We got in touch with St Katherine’s for respite care for Mum when she was extremely unwell with dehydration. They were extremely compassionate and helpful to us when we were in a situation that we were finding difficult to deal with. Every one of the staff has been so kind and caring toward Mum and ourselves. We could not fault the care she is receiving and she is very happy there.

Janis G

(Daughter of Resident)

I can’t say how fantastic the team are at The Tudors in looking after their residents. They are brilliant, always caring, always have time to discuss your relative’s needs with you, and it is clear how much they care about the people they are looking after. Mum is happy and safe; what more can you ask for.

Karen W

(Daughter of Resident)

Extremely helpful, very friendly, cannot fault the staff. Cleanliness is excellent.

Gillian S

(Wife of Resident)

Very pleased with Mom’s care. Staff are excellent and provide a first-class service. The home is well managed and maintained., always clean and friendly. We now know Mom is being well cared for and the staff knows exactly how to deal with her needs. Cannot fault St Stephens.

S R

(Daughter of Resident)

Very welcoming, all staff and management embrace you an make you feel at ease and are very caring to all. As a visitor, they are so friendly and will do anything to help.

Janet W

(Wife of Resident)

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