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First birthday celebrations for Cassington care home

First birthday celebrations for Cassington care home

Residents and staff at a Cassington based care home were in high spirits recently when they celebrated their first birthday.     The family owned care home, which is run by husband and wife team Jane and Gerry Roberts, first opened its doors a year ago to members of the community needing residential and nursing care. […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

One hundred-year-old Kathleen celebrated her centenary with family and friends

ONE HUNDRED-year-old Kathleen Cattermole celebrated her centenary with a party at Longmoor Lodge Care Home.   The Nottingham-based home invited Kathleen’s friends, family, fellow residents and staff to celebrate the milestone.   Born in April 1917 in Long Eaton, Kathleen never left the area, and has lived at the care home since September 2013, on […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Preston Pantry celebrates first birthday

Preston Pantry celebrates first birthday

A monthly bistro at a very sheltered housing development in East Lothian has celebrated its first birthday after raising a phenomenal £4,500 in its inaugural year.   Preston Pantry was set up at Bield’s Johnny Moat Place to give tenants, their friends and families, the chance to enjoy a restaurant style meal in a relaxed […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

Glasgow care home has come up with the perfect tonic

A Glasgow Care Home has come up with an unusual therapy for its residents living with dementia – by providing them with their own traditional ‘pub’.   Bupa’s Golfhill Care Home, in the East End of Glasgow, features the ‘Dennistoun Arms’, which aims to provide a recognisable social environment in which residents can relive the […]

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents go back in time with Weston Museum

Care home residents go back in time with Weston Museum

Residents at Summer Lane Nursing and Care Home spent a fabulous morning reminiscing thanks to Dean, Barbara, Lesley and Joyce, volunteers from Weston Museum. The team from the museum bought a wide selection of items from the museum that residents could look at, handle and talk about. The special reminiscence boxes are themed around different […]

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Dementia restaurant receives new funding

Dementia restaurant receives new funding

People living with dementia in Kirkintilloch will continue to have the opportunity to dine out in familiar surroundings, after a much-loved local meal service secured new funding.   Staff at Bield’s Whitehill Court Day Care set up ‘Mary’s Kitchen’ where carers and people who use the service can come and dine from a special menu […]

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Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Care home residents enjoy ladies day out at Wakefield hotel

Three residents from Ashworth Grange care home in Dewsbury enjoyed a ladies day out, when they took a trip to the extravagant Waterton Park Hotel in Walton.  Joyce Booty, Doreen Tyas and Joan Burton relished the experience of being served cream tea in the formal lounge whilst looking over the well-manicured gardens. This is the […]

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Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

Indian music extravaganza delights older Bradford residents

Residents at a local Bradford Extra Care estate were treated to an Indian musical masterclass when the QED Foundation (QED) visited the Dove Court development as part of its musical memories initiative.   The young-at-heart occupants of the Hanover Housing Association property couldn’t believe their eyes and ears when they were greeted by the delightfully […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Special outing for retired coach driver

Special outing for retired coach driver

Kingdom Homes care home group in Fife helps residents fulfil their wishes for a special outing or new experience through the “Wishing Well” which sits in the reception of each care home. Willie Brown, a resident at Lomond View Care Home in Falkland, is the latest person to have his wish granted. Willie was a coach […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

Family and friends celebrated the 100th birthday of Queenie Palmer with a special personal concert by a crooner at the Avalon Nursing Home in Southgate Park, Taunton Road, Bridgwater.   Queenie, who was christened Gwendoline, was a keen gardener and allotment holder and formerly worked in the gardens of the Somerset Farm Institute in Cannington, […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

The nation’s most iconic ‘forces sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn has personally written to the team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Stourport-on-Severn.   When the veteran singer celebrated her centenary recently, among the many gifts she received was a beautiful handmade card crafted by Ravenhurst Residential Care Home’s care assistant Nicki Bell and […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff go the extra mile to brighten up the lives of residents

Care home staff go the extra mile to brighten up the lives of residents

Tom Slowey and Morag McGeehan work as Bus Driver and Passenger Assistant respectively for the Kingdom Homes care home group which sees them taking residents from each of the Group’s care homes throughout Fife on day trips in one of the companies’ minibuses every day. Many of the residents look forward to getting out and […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes create magic moments for residents

Care homes create magic moments for residents

brighterkind care homes, are running a scheme called ‘Wishing Well’ throughout their 71 homes, that aims to enrich the lives of their residents, enabling them to feel really valued and special. The experience may be trying something new or reliving a fond memory. Wishes can be big or small, cost lots or nothing at all, […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
It wouldn’t be Easter without a few cracking chicks!

It wouldn’t be Easter without a few cracking chicks!

A SALISBURY care home hatched a plan to celebrate Easter by hosting the birth of ten chicks. Staff at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge arranged for a heated incubator with 12 embryo eggs to take centre stage in the home’s garden lounge. Residents, relatives and visitors were transfixed as, one by one, the eggs hatched over […]

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Residents at a care home in Dundee no longer need to worry about missing Sunday service, after dedicated staff created their own church in the home’s garden.   Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, built an innovative ‘dementia village’ in its grounds in 2015, which includes a putting green, bus stop café, post office, […]

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Easter visitors delight care centre residents

Easter visitors delight care centre residents

Some egg-stra special visitors have arrived at The Grand Care Centre in West Bridgford, just in time for the Easter celebrations.   Residents at the state-of-the-art care centre on Greythorn Drive have been taking care of a small hatchery and were recently able to witness the delightful arrival of a number of beautiful spring chicks. […]

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme whipped up a batch of Easter themed goodies.   Easter is a time for a little indulgence, so tenants of the Ifield Way scheme decided to make the most of the opportunity to treat themselves and enjoy a spot […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cracking news as Cheshire care home as residents raise newborn chicks!

Cracking news as Cheshire care home as residents raise newborn chicks!

With Easter on the horizon, residents and staff at The Elms, in Crewe, were egg-static to have the opportunity to take ten newborn chicks under their wings and rear them in their first week of life.   Ten eggs were delivered to the Croftwood Care-run home as part of the ‘Living Eggs’ initiative, which gives […]

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Easter bunny makes an early visit to Northfleet care home

Easter bunny makes an early visit to Northfleet care home

The Easter Bunny paid an early visit to Dene Holm Care Home this week, where residents have been enjoying a spot of eggstra special Easter themed crafting.   With the Easter weekend quickly approaching, residents of the Northfleet care home got into the spirit of spring and got involved with an Easter bonnet making competition. […]

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Organisation empowers and enhances people’s lives through art and creativity

Organisation empowers and enhances people’s lives through art and creativity

Residents at Galsworthy House care home in Kingston Upon Thames had the opportunity to explore their creative side recently with a fun and therapeutic art session from visiting artists. Activities co-ordinator Sue Ottoway explained that the Creative Minds session involved a visiting artist and was available to all residents who wanted to take part. It […]

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