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Burscough care home hosts Family Fun Day

Burscough care home hosts Family Fun Day

Live cabaret performances and stalls were among the attractions keeping guests entertained at a family fun day hosted by Stocks Hall Care Home in Burscough. Staff and people living at the care home invited the local community to join them, along with family and friends, for a day of good fun and a sing-a-long. At the […]

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nattering nuns knit for Dementia Awareness Week!

Nattering nuns knit for Dementia Awareness Week!

A group of keen knitting nuns living at a supported living convent in Bushey have been getting crafty to combat dementia as part of Dementia Awareness Week.   The Sisters, who live at Sanctuary Supported Living’s Rosary Priory Convent, on Elstree Road, have put their knitting skills to the test and created nearly 70 colourful […]

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

£2,500 donation helps Bield get better connected

An East Ayrshire Very Sheltered Housing Development has helped spark interest in online after a generous donation enabled them to purchase iPads for all tenants to use.   The £2,500 donation to Bield’s Warrick and Glebe Courts in Cumnock was made by a former tenant, Mr McGough, who had enjoyed his 5 and a half […]

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bury St Edmunds care home builds community links with young students

Bury St Edmunds care home builds community links with young students

Fornham House care home in Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds, has enjoyed an afternoon of music with local students.   A group of year 11 students from Culford School visited the home this Wednesday, 10th May, to spend the afternoon singing and chatting with the residents.   The visit is part of an […]

May 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Country Court Care homes come together for Dementia Awareness Week

Country Court Care homes come together for Dementia Awareness Week

Homes across the Country Court Care Group united against dementia this Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May. Country Court Care have four care homes in Lincoln; residents and staff came together for a series of special events and activities to mark Dementia Awareness Week. Eccleshare Court on Ashby Avenue in Lincoln and Neale Court Care Home in […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
St Annes rest home hosts Mad Hatters Tea Party

St Annes rest home hosts Mad Hatters Tea Party

An extravagant and thoroughly mad Tea Party was enjoyed by residents in a St Annes rest home.   Rosewood Lodge, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, hosted a Mad Hatters Tea Party – complete with costumes, entertainment and delicious delights to tempt even the Mad Hatter!   Visitors and guests flocked to the invitation […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sun shines on supported home’s anniversary celebrations

Sun shines on supported home’s anniversary celebrations

From humble beginnings in Kingswood Road, Gillingham, The Abbeyfield Kent Society has grown to become the biggest independent Abbeyfield in the world. Last week, it celebrated its 50th anniversary.   Residents of the Society’s supported home in Paddock Wood, Margaret Fisher House, were joined by relatives, friends and volunteers of the home for an early […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Singin’ In The Rain Strikes The Right Note For Care Home Residents

Singin’ In The Rain Strikes The Right Note For Care Home Residents

A special dementia-friendly screening of the Gene Kelly classic Singin’ In The Rain, took place at the Merlin Cinema in Wellington. It was a great hit with its older audience. The film was shown as part of the Dementia Week programme in Wellington, Somerset, and was organised by the Wellington Dementia Action Alliance.   A group of five […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lost loved ones celebrated at Colten Care homes

Lost loved ones celebrated at Colten Care homes

Families and friends have gathered at care homes across the South to share memories of loved ones they have lost in the past year.   All 20 homes run by family-owned Colten Care in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex took part in the provider’s Celebration of Life day.   Such was the response from dozens […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
A day on the farm for Wigan care home residents

A day on the farm for Wigan care home residents

Residents at Hourigan House, the Minster Care-run residential home in Wigan, were delighted to spend a day getting up close and personal with a range of animals during a trip to Smithills Open Farm in Bolton.   During their visit, Hourigan House residents toured the farm and listened to an expert speak about its animal […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
You’ll never walk alone: resident of Belong Atherton fulfils her lifelong wish of returning to Anfield

You’ll never walk alone: resident of Belong Atherton fulfils her lifelong wish of returning to Anfield

Staff at Belong Atherton have made a dream come true for lifelong Liverpool fan, 77 year-old Norma Peck, by helping to arrange a return to the Anfield ground where she went to regularly watch  matches involving her favourite team since 1946.   Norma, who lives at the Atherton care village, was a regular supporter at […]

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cineworld Middlesbrough screen Hollywood classic as part of Dementia Awareness Week

Cineworld Middlesbrough screen Hollywood classic as part of Dementia Awareness Week

A DEMENTIA friendly screening of classic 1956 musical The King and I was shown in Middlesbrough as part of national Dementia Awareness Week.   The rare big screen showing of the five-times Oscar winning film took place at Cineworld Middlesbrough.   The screening was held to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week, which takes place from […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
VE Day celebrations at Blandford care home

VE Day celebrations at Blandford care home

Residents and staff at Blandford Grange care home in Blandford have held a special celebration to mark VE Day.   On Monday 8th May, residents were invited to celebrate with staff in a special garden party to commemorate the end of World War 2.   They enjoyed wartime music, organised special VE day decorations and […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents enjoy a day at the races

Care home residents enjoy a day at the races

Barbara, a resident at the Yeovil care home, shared that she enjoyed attending Ladies Day at the races and hadn’t been able to go for quite a few years. Staff at Grovelands arranged to grant her wish and planned an outing to Exeter Racecourse for her and fellow resident and friend, Mary. The ladies were […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chorley retirement village supports mental health awareness week

Chorley retirement village supports mental health awareness week

Staff at a luxury retirement village in Chorley organised a ‘Walk for Change’ in support of Mental Health Awareness Week. Residents, the team and friends of the award winning Buckshaw Retirement Village part of The Hica Group, came together for a stroll around the village to raise awareness of mental health. The walk, which was organised […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ducklings at De Lucy House in Diss

Ducklings at De Lucy House in Diss

On Monday 24 April, residents and staff at De Lucy House care home is Diss became the proud owners of 6 duck eggs, together with incubator, brooder and cage. Over the next few days all 6 ducklings successfully hatched.   Residents have thoroughly enjoyed caring for the ducklings, from watching patiently, waiting for the eggs […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
The benefits of music shared with people living with dementia

The benefits of music shared with people living with dementia

The benefits of music and singing for people living with dementia are truly remarkable. Not only does it have a calming effect, reducing anxiety and agitation, it enables them to reconnect with memories, making it an incredibly therapeutic activity for both people living with dementia and their loved ones and carers. At Sanctuary Care’s Iffley […]

May 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents transported back to 1940’s England to celebrate VE Day

Care home residents transported back to 1940’s England to celebrate VE Day

To commemorate Victory in Europe Day, one care home transported its residents back to the 1940’s England by providing themed entertainment, afternoon tea and sharing memories of times passed.   VE day was first celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the end of World War II in Europe, with this month marking 72 years […]

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Innovative £1m HenPower scheme cultivates creativity in Bristol care home setting

Innovative £1m HenPower scheme cultivates creativity in Bristol care home setting

On 8th May Bristol MP Chris Skidmore (pictured) and Brunelcare’s CEO Kevin Fairman joined residents, staff and six hens at Deerhurst Care Home to launch the HenPower project.   MP Chris cut the ribbon to the hencoop declaring HenPower officially launched and then sat to chat with residents in their ‘hen-inspired’ art class.    Creative […]

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Extra care residents bowled over

Extra care residents bowled over

With some time to spare on a drizzly afternoon, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme set up a bowling alley in the home and enjoyed an afternoon of fun.   Tenants of the Ifield Way scheme were in a league of their own this week, when they got together to avoid a grey […]

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