Love in Full Bloom

15 February 2024 News

This week we celebrated the one and only Valentines Day. Lets take a look at what some of our homes got up to! Spoiler alert: you can feel the love radiating from these escapades!

Paddock Stile Manor played cupid by handing out roses, chocolates and personalised notes. Residents were overjoyed by this sweet surprise.

Middleton Park Lodge Nursing Home kicked off their Valentine’s celebrations with a lunch date for residents and their loved ones. The lunch was followed by a tipple and homemade heart shaped biscuits that the residents had decorated, which went down a treat! As if that wasn’t enough, the home threw a cupid disco later that evening.


Chatsworth Lodge Care Home celebrated the day with lots of laughter, love and live music from Ken, the saxophonist. The home enjoyed dancing along to the music and a nice tipple or 3. Working up an appetite, an impressive heart themed afternoon tea was served for all.

Lofthouse Grange and Lodge Care enjoyed a heart wreath making session. Later, they spread the love by decorating other residents’ doors, with the wreaths they just made. One surprised resident said ‘thank you ladies you have made my afternoon. I feel the love today’.

Archers Park Care Home organised a romantic dinner date for its residents and their loved ones.


Eckington Court Nursing Home celebrated Valentines by distributing handmade cards and chocolates to all of its residents.

Some residents decided to spend the day baking cupcakes for their evening celebrations and others enjoyed a romantic movie day.

In the evening, the home organised for a themed buffet, there were party favourites such as heart mini quiches, sausage rolls with encrusted xoxo’s, heart pizzas and of course the home couldn’t forget chocolate covered strawberries and a sparkling wine to finish off the evening.



Castleford Lodge Care Home arranged for an outstanding 3 course meal to take place for its residents and their closest ones. This dinner date went down a treat, with everyone saying how delicious and special the dinner was.

Couples dinner dates, surprise gifts, love themed arts and crafts - what could be better?

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