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Sheffield care home residents enjoy the benefits of gardening therapy

Sheffield care home residents enjoy the benefits of gardening therapy

HORTICULTURAL therapy sessions have been taking place for Sheffield care home residents. The gardening activities have proven benefits for all elderly and particularly those with dementia – helping to reduce agitation, anxiety and improve wellbeing.   The residents of The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road, enjoyed getting into the garden during […]

21st July 2017 | By | Reply More
Belong Crewe residents roll back the years and go back to school!

Belong Crewe residents roll back the years and go back to school!

Residents and customers at Belong Crewe care village rolled back the decades to find themselves in a classroom setting, taking part in a very special science lesson. The session was organised with the local Oaks Academy High School, which sent along pupils from years 7 and 8, accompanied by their science teacher, Mr Ash Scott, […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home garden transformed as part of young leadership project

Care home garden transformed as part of young leadership project

RAWMARSH Ashwood Primary School pupils have transformed a care home garden as part of a young leadership project.   The youngsters were tasked with making improvements within their community.   They chose to brighten the garden at Rotherham’s Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, which cares for elderly people and those living with dementia.   […]

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The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue at a Dorset nursing home

The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue at a Dorset nursing home

The sights and sounds of the 1960s were back in vogue as a Dorset nursing and residential home tuned into a fun day of reminiscence. The action at Colten Care’s Avon Reach in Mudeford centred around four Mini Cooper S cars, a style icon favoured by well-known Sixties’ figures such as Peter Sellers, Paul McCartney, […]

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Care home staff and residents celebrate £500 grant with strawberries and cream

Care home staff and residents celebrate £500 grant with strawberries and cream

Residents, family members and friends enjoyed strawberries and cream with a glass of bubbly at the Chirk Court Care Home in Chirk last Friday. The event was supported by many from the wider community in Chirk including members of Chirk Town Council who presented the care home with a £500 discretionary grant which will pay […]

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care’s Great Jewish Bake Day greater than ever

Jewish Care’s Great Jewish Bake Day greater than ever

Thousands of people across the community from the age of 1-100 took part in Jewish Care’s biggest Great Jewish Bake Day this year. Fun was shared and new connections were made between old and young whilst vital funds were raised. Moneys raised will help to fund Jewish Care buses that take older people, who would […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
WCS Care launches care home world-first to encourage exercise and improve lives

WCS Care launches care home world-first to encourage exercise and improve lives

WCS Care has introduced the ‘world’s first specifically devised therapy table tennis table’ to its homes to help improve the lives of older people and people living with dementia. Residents at two homes run by the Warwickshire-based charity, Drovers House in Rugby and Castle Brook in Kenilworth, are among the first globally to try out […]

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Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

Trafford extra care scheme opens reminiscence room to help those living with dementia

Fiona Gardens, Trafford Housing Trust’s Extra Care scheme in Sale, has opened a new ‘Reminiscence Room’ to help tackle dementia which affects over 850,000 people in the UK.  Transporting residents back in time, the Reminiscence Room replicates a 1950’s living room and is designed to provide a familiar space where people living with dementia can […]

13th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Surbiton care home welcomes RAF service personnel for a day of entertainment

Surbiton care home welcomes RAF service personnel for a day of entertainment

Residents at The Royal Star & Garter Homes recently welcomed RAF servicemen and women when they recently visited the Surbiton Home. Residents were delighted to welcome the Training Staff, Aircraftmen and Women currently stationed at RAF Halton to share an afternoon participating in various activities. After a tour of the Home, they joined in with […]

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55 years of marriage celebrated at Blandford Forum care home

55 years of marriage celebrated at Blandford Forum care home

A resident at Blandford Grange care home in Blandford Forum has celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary with a special meal at the home. On Thursday 29th June, Michael Shave enjoyed a meal and celebration with his wife Marion, along with relatives to mark the milestone occasion. The couple were married on the 29th June 1962 […]

12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Primary school children become Dementia Friends

Primary school children become Dementia Friends

Twenty-seven junior school pupils from local school, St Benedict’s Primary School in Hindley, have attended a dementia awareness session promoting discussion and understanding of how to engage with people who are living with dementia, led by Marie Calderbank from specialist care village, Belong Wigan.   Marie delivered the session to pupils to highlight how to […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
A veteran of the Burma War has celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family

A veteran of the Burma War has celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family

A veteran of the Burma War has celebrated his 100th birthday last month at his home in Hindley, Wigan.  Fred Edwards, who resides at Ash Tree House care home, turned 100 on 26th June and celebrated with his family and friends, fellow veterans and the Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan.  Fred was born during the […]

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National Lottery funding expands outdoor activity for people with dementia

National Lottery funding expands outdoor activity for people with dementia

Award-winning charity Dementia Adventure has received nearly half a million pounds from the Big Lottery Fund to help people living with dementia get outdoors and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.   Dementia Adventure delivers short breaks and holidays, training, support and research to improve the lives of people living with dementia and […]

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Eid celebrations shared with care home residents

Eid celebrations shared with care home residents

EID celebrations were shared with Middlesbrough care home residents at a Muslim community group lunch.   The Islamic Diversity Centre (ICD) North East invited the elderly residents from The Gables Care Home to share homemade curry and rice.   The third annual event was organised by the Muslim community in North Ormesby to encourage intercommunity […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Wriggle Dance Theatre to bring their exciting performances to Shaw healthcare

Wriggle Dance Theatre to bring their exciting performances to Shaw healthcare

A dance group that offers interactive shows for young children and families will be bringing its innovative performances to 12 Northamptonshire care homes.   Wriggle Dance Theatre’s latest project, funded by Northamptonshire community foundation’s Compton Fund and in partnership with Shaw healthcare and St Crispin’s Retirement Village, will see eight community volunteers, from 9 – […]

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95 year old Edna trips the light fantastic at The Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

95 year old Edna trips the light fantastic at The Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

Recently Edna Adams, Reginald Wilson, Dolly Foreman and Betty Bennion living at Stocks Hall Ormskirk Home, complete with Betty McLouighlin & Gemma Jacobs – Activities Staff, boarded the minibus for a trip to Blackpool. The trip was inspired from a wish list that staff have been carrying out throughout the Ormskirk Home. Edna Adams, 95 […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Hull and East Riding based care group continues investment in its activities and wellbeing programme

Hull and East Riding based care group continues investment in its activities and wellbeing programme

A Hull and East Riding based care group is continuing to invest in its activities and wellbeing programme with the creation of a new specialist lead role in this area. Hica Group, which operates 19 care homes across the area, as well as two retirement villages, has promoted quality and compliance advisor, Brian Johnson, to […]

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Dream comes true for resident at Elm House

Dream comes true for resident at Elm House

Marjorie Basford, a resident at Elm House residential care home in Cheshire, celebrated her 87th birthday in style as staff at the home surprised her with a ride around the picturesque town of Nantwich in a majestic horse-drawn carriage.   Once Marjorie boarded the carriage that was waiting for her outside the Minster Care-run home […]

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Dementia care home in Swindon to host open day

Dementia care home in Swindon to host open day

As Abbey House celebrates its first anniversary, the dementia home is hosting an open day this Sunday (9th July) to offer families the opportunity to explore its state-of-the-art facilities.   The event in Blunsdon, North Swindon will feature entertainment for the whole family such as carnival games, stalls, a tombola, raffle and a bouncy castle, […]

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Residents of Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care Home Cycled from London to Bristol!

Residents of Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care Home Cycled from London to Bristol!

Residents of Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care Home in Soundwell marked their 20th anniversary by raising funds for sports equipment for local youngsters with a sponsored ride on static bikes on 6th July. On the day, between residents, staff, family and visiting school children, everyone cycled more than the target distance of the Isambard kingdom Brunel railway […]

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