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Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

Shepperton care home residents prove you’re never too old for adventure

The residents of Shepperton-based care home Charlton Grange are enjoying an eventful few months, proving that you’re never too old for adventure. As part of a busy few months for fun and outdoor entertainment, the residents have been hosting pet therapy sessions, a village fete, a tea party and doing some gardening. At the village […]

19th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

Before we disappear into autumn, anyone for Pimms?

A beautifully sunny weekend attracted lots of people to the annual summer fete at Avalon Nursing Home in Bridgwater, which was opened by the Mayor of Bridgwater, Graham Granter. All the residents came out to enjoy the activities on offer, as well as family, friends and relatives.   Paula Howlett, Avalon’s manager, said: “This was […]

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First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

First job in care wins Tamzin ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’!

Tamzin Moloney at Oakfield Care Home in Weston Park, Bath, has achieved the award for ‘Best Activity Coordinator of the Year’ in the prestigious NAPA (National Activities Providers Association) awards 2017.  She was selected by the judges from 180 entries for this award. Tamzin has been Activities Coordinator at Oakfield for nearly three years. She […]

18th September 2017 | By | Reply More
St Helens care home makes Sonia’s dream come true

St Helens care home makes Sonia’s dream come true

Stocks Hall Care Home in St Helens, Lancashire were delighted to make Sonia Adam’s Airport dream come true! Sonia, living at Stocks Hall St Helen’s Home, has always spoken about being an Air Hostess if she wasn’t disabled. Laraine Prescott, Holistic Therapist at the St Helen’s Home thought it would be an amazing idea for […]

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Droitwich care home opens its doors to local community

Droitwich care home opens its doors to local community

A Droitwich care home has opened its doors to the local community for its annual summer fair. Ravenstone Care Home, which is based on St Andrews Road, welcomed friends and relatives from the local community to celebrate with the residents in the sunshine. One resident, John Tarleton, took the role of Ravenstone Mayor, and opened […]

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Sanctuary Care home residents enjoy a summer of globe-trotting

Sanctuary Care home residents enjoy a summer of globe-trotting

Residents at Sanctuary Care homes across the country have been embarking on ‘virtual’ cruise trips during a summer-long globe-trotting expedition. Throughout August and September the teams at each of Sanctuary Care’s homes have re-created holiday hot spots from across the world right in the heart of their homes, inviting people from their local communities along […]

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Elderly and young in Blyth take part in social media sensation

Elderly and young in Blyth take part in social media sensation

A SOCIAL media sensation occupied elderly care home residents and teenage volunteers as part of a social action project in Blyth. Northumberland Rocks, as the activity is known, involves Northumbrians painting stones and pebbles and hiding them in the county’s famous beauty spots.   The free activity has taken Facebook by storm, with a dedicated […]

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Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

Glasgow care home residents enjoy musical therapy

A care home in Uddingston is offering a unique form of musical therapy which has residents singing its praises, and now it’s calling out to the local community to get involved. Bupa’s Highgate Care Home has established a weekly choir group which runs every Friday afternoon and has proved hugely popular as a social activity […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

Seaside rendezvous for North East care homes

A SEASIDE rendezvous saw elderly care home residents meet for a day at the beach.   Dozens of residents from two homes met in Seaton Carew, near Hartlepool, to catch up, make new friends and enjoy a fish and chip supper followed by ice cream.   Ingleby Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, switched their […]

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‘Amazing’ pedal power reunites Dorset care home resident with German friend

‘Amazing’ pedal power reunites Dorset care home resident with German friend

‘Amazing’ pedal power reunites Dorset care home resident with German friend A big-hearted German businessman cycled 1,400 km in a week to arrive at a Dorset dementia care home and thank the mentor who inspired him as a young student.   Nicolas Guenther, who was 19 when he first met Peter Matchan, has raised more […]

14th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Summer fete success for Bury care home

Summer fete success for Bury care home

Residents and staff at a care home in Ramsbottom are celebrating the success of their recent vintage-themed summer fete. Lavender Hills Care Home held its annual summer fete for their residents raising £180 through a raffle, cake stalls, and a performance from singing duo Vintage Pearls. Friends and family of the residents attended the 1940’s […]

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Nursery children join care home residents in baking challenge

Nursery children join care home residents in baking challenge

Charity Abbeyfield Scotland’s Coatbridge residents faced the ultimate baking challenge as a group of children from a local nursery joined them to make the best cakes. The event is part of regular visits the Coatbridge Preschool Academy nursery in Whifflet, makes to the home, something which both the children and adults look forward to. Part […]

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
The Laurels Care Home present cheque to local charity

The Laurels Care Home present cheque to local charity

The Laurels Care Home donated the proceeds of their annual summer BBQ to the Hope for Tomorrow mobile chemotherapy unit recently. The money from the BBQ was topped up by Country Court Care to make a total donation of £500 to the charity. Despite the weather the summer BBQ at the Draycott Care Home was […]

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Frome care home throws Hollywood extravaganza

Frome care home throws Hollywood extravaganza

A Frome care home recently opened its doors for a Hollywood themed extravaganza. Rowden House, which is located on Vallis Road, invited other care homes from Somerset Care to attend their event last week. Critchill Court, Field House, Southlawns and Fletcher House were delighted with the invitation and arranged transport to ensure the residents could […]

12th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Fife care home resident gets the flight of her life!

Fife care home resident gets the flight of her life!

Peggy Brookes, who lives at Roselea House, one of Kingdom Homes care homes located in Cowdenbeath, Fife, was walking back from a trip to the shops with Margaret Stewart, the care home manager when a helicopter passed overhead. Peggy said “I wouldn’t mind a trip in a helicopter as I’ve never been in one.” Unknown to Peggy, Margaret […]

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Tonbridge care home residents enjoy the fun of the fair

Tonbridge care home residents enjoy the fun of the fair

Despite the torrential rain, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home enjoyed all the fun of the fair, when they got together to celebrate the home’s first birthday on 30th August. With kitchen staff firing up the BBQ in the garden and an ice cream van on its way, residents of the Tudeley Lane residential […]

11th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Party time for Ashbourne based care home celebrating three years!

Party time for Ashbourne based care home celebrating three years!

Staff and residents at an Ashbourne based care home, which used to be a hotel celebrated its third birthday in spectacular style on Friday. The residents of Milford Care owned Ashbourne Lodge, were treated to a special celebratory street party, including a carefully planned authentic meal, which was served on long tables offering an array of […]

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Sheffield care home residents’ wellbeing boosted with passion for gardening

Sheffield care home residents’ wellbeing boosted with passion for gardening

PLANTING herbs has helped Sheffield care home residents get outside and rekindle their passion for gardening. Horticultural therapy sessions have been taking place at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, for several weeks.   The latest session with expert Caroline Cook included planting herbs in accessible raised beds.   The activities […]

8th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Sculpture unveiled for Somerset care home residents

Sculpture unveiled for Somerset care home residents

On Thursday 24th August, a small crowd gathered for the official unveiling of Stockmoor Lodge’s new ‘resident’. The Stockmoor Stag, who’s yet to be given an official name, is the work of local Artist and Sculptor, Serena de la Hay. Serena is best known for her 12 metre Willow Man who overlooks the M5 motorway. […]

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Care home helps Hampshire woman maintain Jane Austen link

Care home helps Hampshire woman maintain Jane Austen link

A Hampshire care home has enabled a 95-year-old resident to keep alive her family’s strong ancestral connections with Jane Austen. Helen Lefroy is a descendant of Jane’s friend Anne Lefroy, whose nephew Tom was reputedly a romantic suitor of the novelist.   Anne’s son Benjamin also married Jane’s niece Anna and the families remained in […]

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