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Local football teens brighten elderly residents’ lives in Barnsley

Local football teens brighten elderly residents’ lives in Barnsley

BARNSLEY FC volunteers have been brightening the lives of elderly residents at Deangate Care Home.   The teenage helpers from the club’s National Citizenship Service (NCS) spent three days in the home, in Mapplewell.   During their visits, they created a colourful activities cart to store the residents’ games, baked cakes, offered hand massages and […]

23rd November 2017 | By | Reply More
Huntingdon care home to take part in campaign to end loneliness this Christmas

Huntingdon care home to take part in campaign to end loneliness this Christmas

  Ferrars Hall Care Home have teamed up with the Community Christmas campaign to offer Christmas lunch to elderly people from the local community Huntingdon who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day. “This will be a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new friends, creating bonds in communities […]

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Cottingham care home takes part in Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents

Cottingham care home takes part in Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents

A Cottingham care home is taking part in a Hull City of Culture 2017 funded initiative to support its residents. Overton House, a specialist dementia care home operated by not-for-profit organisation Hica Group, has welcomed the StoryBox project, which includes free ground-breaking sessions designed for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.      The creative activities, […]

21st November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

Dundee care home gets hair salon and American-style diner thanks to generous donation

RESIDENTS at a Dundee care home will be able to enjoy American-style dining and get their hair cut in style, thanks to a generous donation from a former resident’s fundraiser. The memorial for 101-year-old Jerry Morrison raised £500 for the Bupa Balcarres Care Home following his death in September. Now staff have spent the money […]

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Residents swap fish and chips for a vintage afternoon tea party

Residents swap fish and chips for a vintage afternoon tea party

Residents at Drewery Drive, the Society’s supported home in Wigmore, enjoyed a vintage afternoon tea party on Friday afternoon. Instead of their usual Friday fish and chips, residents of the supported home were treated to a very special afternoon on 10th November, courtesy of housekeeper, Carol Driver and Julie Berry, the niece of a new […]

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Norfolk care home welcomes Church Mice Toddlers

Norfolk care home welcomes Church Mice Toddlers

Residents and staff of Olive House Residential Care Home in Newton Flotman, Norfolk, were delighted to be joined by a local toddler group to celebrate the autumn harvest this year. Youngsters from the local Newton Flotman ‘Church Mice’ parent and toddler group visited the senior citizens at the home as part of an autumn crafts […]

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Dorset care home stages a special day trip for golfer Graham

Dorset care home stages a special day trip for golfer Graham

A Dorset care home staged a special day trip so a resident could receive an honorary membership of the beloved golf club he played at for more than half a century. Graham Lloyd, 88, joined Ashley Wood Golf Club near Blandford in 1966 and became its longest-serving member, only packing away his clubs around 18 […]

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New Staffordshire care village appoints activities coordinator

New Staffordshire care village appoints activities coordinator

Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme has appointed Daniel Turner as Experience Day and Heritage Gallery Coordinator at the state-of-the-art care village, currently under construction in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.   Daniel will lead the village’s programme of activities, both for residents and members of the wider community, including customers visiting the village on Experience Days – […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Magical afternoon at Bridgwater care home

Magical afternoon at Bridgwater care home

There was magic in the air at a Bridgwater dementia care home when comical conjurer Mr B Bunny shared his critically-acclaimed brand of entertainment with the residents.   Mr B, aka Brian Banwell, is a member of the prestigious Magic Circle and, together with his wife Giovanna, has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 […]

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Chesterfield’s elderly pay their respects to those who fell in both world wars

Chesterfield’s elderly pay their respects to those who fell in both world wars

CHESTERFIELD’s elderly paid their respects to those who fell in both world wars and later conflicts on Remembrance Sunday.   The residents of Barnfield Care Home all wore poppies with pride over the weekend commemorating the contribution of British and Commonwealth civilian and military service men and women.   The home, on Barnfield Close, took […]

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Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

A special service has been held at a Plymouth nursing home for people who have lost a family member over the past year.   The ‘remembrance’ evening was organised by staff at Freshfields in St Budeaux, which cares for up to 36 residents with dementia.   The event included the release of balloons individually dedicated […]

15th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Ex-services project comes to Aberystwyth care home

Ex-services project comes to Aberystwyth care home

Carwyn Lloyd-Jones, an air cadet who recently started volunteering at welsh care home MHA Hafan y Waun as part of an ex-services project, has found a firm friend in resident Derek Bedford.   Carwyn, who has plans to become an engineer in the RAF, regularly visits the home to chat with Derek about his experiences […]

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Remembrance service brings back special memories

Remembrance service brings back special memories

Remembrance Day brings a special time to recall those loved or injured whilst serving their county, and for residents at a local rest home it was an opportunity too to remember other family and friends who are no longer with us.   Residents and staff of Lakeview Rest Homes held a special commemorative event to […]

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Ascot school children celebrate Harvest Festival with care residents

Ascot school children celebrate Harvest Festival with care residents

SCHOOLCHILDREN celebrated the Harvest Festival by donating gifts to an elderly day care centre. Parents and boys from Papplewick primary school in Ascot gave tins of food and fresh flowers to the residents of Ascot Day Centre. On October 14, the students took the time out of their weekends to visit the day centre to […]

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Chorley Second World War Royal Marine veteran attends a remembrance trip to Normandy

Chorley Second World War Royal Marine veteran attends a remembrance trip to Normandy

A local Chorley Second World War Royal Marine veteran has attended a remembrance trip to Normandy thanks to special funding. John Dowling, who celebrated turning 97 during the trip, went on the seven-day break with his daughter Maggie and grandson Ian. The break was organised through the Royal British Legion and paid for with LIBOR […]

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Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

Rescue donkey Willow captured hearts when he dropped into meet residents at Acacia nursing home in Yeovil. Accompanied by his handlers, the former show donkey travelled to the Hendford Hill home run by care provider Camelot Care from the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth.   Percy West was just one of Acacia’s residents who enjoyed a […]

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sale nursery delights care home residents with monthly visits

Sale nursery delights care home residents with monthly visits

A day nursery in Sale has forged an ongoing link with a recently opened care centre, delighting its residents with a monthly visit. The pre-schoolers, aged two, three and four, from Kids Planet Day Nursery on Wharf Road in Sale make a monthly visit to Ashlands Manor care centre on Ashlands in Ashton-on-Mersey for an uplifting […]

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Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

HAIR raising pain helped care home worker John Drury collect over £400 for elderly residents living with dementia. The deputy manager of The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, had his legs waxed to raise the funds.   He was joined by brother Paul and father-in-law Damien Brewster for the painful challenge – which […]

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New artwork commemorates the Second World War fallen

New artwork commemorates the Second World War fallen

A six foot tall backdrop depicting a scene from the Second World War has become the centrepiece of a new display to help commemorate this year’s Armistice Day at a Hanover Housing Association estate in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.   The striking background scene – which has been inspired by images from during The Blitz – […]

12th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

Almost 100 years on since marking the end of the Great War, residents at an Extra Care Housing estate in Stifford Clays, Essex have welcomed a new colourful display to help commemorate Remembrance Day.   The display, which has been made for older residents at Hanover Housing Association’s Elizabeth Gardens development, is thanks to the […]

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