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Barchester celebrates the Chinese Year of the Dog

Barchester celebrates the Chinese Year of the Dog

Care home Wimbledon Beaumont, welcomed the Year of the Dog with a day of celebration and activities, which were a delight for staff, residents, relatives and friends of the home.   Inspired by Chinese culture and traditions, [lucky red envelopes were exchanged and the home was decorated with hanging red lanterns. The chef cooked up […]

16th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Romance and roses as care home celebrates Valentine’s Day

Romance and roses as care home celebrates Valentine’s Day

Romance was in the air when a Dorset care home laid on a special Valentine’s Day lunch for residents and guests. Champagne, roses and fine food were the order of the day as Colten Care’s The Aldbury in Poole marked the Feast of St Valentine in spectacular fashion. Invites to the four-course lunch, accompanied by […]

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Care group nominated for Inspiring Wellbeing Awards

Care group nominated for Inspiring Wellbeing Awards

Sunrise Senior Living UK’s Reward Team have been nominated for a prize at the prestigious Inspiring Wellbeing Awards taking place on 20th February.   The Reward Team have been nominated for the Inspiring Wellbeing Award for the Workplace, as a result of their dedication to the wellbeing of all team members at Sunrise, and the caring […]

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New Century Care’s residents treated to extra special Pancake Day celebrations

New Century Care’s residents treated to extra special Pancake Day celebrations

Residents across New Century Care’s 21 care homes were treated to some extra special Pancake Day celebrations on Tuesday.     Chefs at each of New Century Care’s care homes organised a master class in pancake making for the residents – teaching them the best way to make a pancake and how to flip it […]

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Suffolk care home gains a top CQC rating with a little help from man’s best friend

Suffolk care home gains a top CQC rating with a little help from man’s best friend

A canine relations manager, a pub and a twilight club for residents who can’t sleep are just some of the ingredients that have led to Care UK’s Mildenhall Lodge care home being rated as ‘outstanding’ by the CQC.   The ethos of the home is one focused entirely on residents, with the inspector’s report highlighting […]

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Care worker and client enjoy making music together

Care worker and client enjoy making music together

Being able to play a musical instrument is a real gift, but it is even better if you can share that pleasure with another and make music together. This is exactly what care worker Sarah Kent-Davies from Caremark (Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling) does with one of her clients, Arthur Ellis.   Sarah has had […]

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Northfleet care home residents enjoyed a morning of singing and music

Northfleet care home residents enjoyed a morning of singing and music

Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home enjoyed a morning of singing and play musical instruments.   With the weather outside cold and rainy, the residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home in Dene Holm Road came together for an indoor activity they could all enjoy.   Out came the music box with a wide […]

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Just flipping good fun as Dorset care home hosts pancake party

Just flipping good fun as Dorset care home hosts pancake party

Two generations had a flipping good time when a North Dorset care home hosted a pancake party. Five cubs from Sturminster Newton Scout Group helped whisk up some delicious pancakes for residents at Colten Care’s Newstone House. Under the expert guidance of the home’s chef Donna Singleton, the youngsters, aged between eight and ten years, […]

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Worcestershire elderly couple prove you’re never too old for love

Worcestershire elderly couple prove you’re never too old for love

Severn Heights nursing home organised a special Valentines Day meal for an elderly couple, proving you are never too old for love. Care staff from the home, based in Callow End, transformed the lounge and dining room with hearts and balloons and organised a romantic, home made two-course dinner. Renee and Ernie, both in their […]

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Care home resident puts her memoirs together with the help of technology

Care home resident puts her memoirs together with the help of technology

A former teacher is close to completing her memoirs despite being registered blind, thanks to special technology and staff at a Hastings care home.   Rhona Handcock, 86, began her life history several years ago but had to put her writing on hold because of her husband’s failing health.  The couple moved into Hastings Court […]

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HC-One care home residents to benefit from transformation funds

HC-One care home residents to benefit from transformation funds

Residents at two HC-One care homes will benefit greatly from Greater Manchester Transformation Funding awarded to them in partnership with Bolton Council.   HC-One’s Bolton based Four Seasons and Meadowbank House care home have been awarded with the Innovation Funds, which aims to reduce isolation and encourage social interaction in and around the community.   […]

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Aberdeen Couple Celebrate 62nd Valentine’s Day – Give Top Tips for Long, Happy Marriage

Aberdeen Couple Celebrate 62nd Valentine’s Day – Give Top Tips for Long, Happy Marriage

An Aberdeen couple are perfectly placed to give lessons in love this Valentine’s Day – as it will be the 62nd time they will celebrate February 14th together. And Jimmy Mathers, 93, and wife Betty, 84, believe they can give couples of all ages some simple tips for a long and happy marriage: it’s all […]

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Muswell Hill Nursery Children bring sunshine to care home

Muswell Hill Nursery Children bring sunshine to care home

A group of three and four year olds from Yeladanu, Muswell Hill Synagogue Nursery had a great time when they came to visit residents at Jewish Care’s Betty and Asher Loftus Centre on Tuesday. The nursery will be bringing groups of children to visit the homes at the Centre once a month to build relationships […]

12th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Surrey care home hosts dating night for Valentines

Surrey care home hosts dating night for Valentines

Camberley’s Kings Lodge care home is opening its doors to the public for a special dating evening on Wednesday 14 February. The home, run by Aura Care Living, is allowing single over 65’s into their luxury Kings Bar, situated within the main building, for champagne and canapés. Aura Care’s Nicki Kenealy explained: “The Kings Bar […]

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Gold Care Homes Valentines Day celebrations will spread the love

Gold Care Homes Valentines Day celebrations will spread the love

Care staff at one of west London’s leading care homes will be swapping their uniforms for Stetsons and spurs on Valentine’s Day for a country and western themed event. Drayton Village Care Centre, located in Spring Promenade, West Drayton, is offering its residents and guests the chance to enjoy music form a talented country singer […]

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National Storytelling Week brings back memories for Peterlee residents

National Storytelling Week brings back memories for Peterlee residents

A MONK, an army truck and a cruise were among the plotlines to elderly care home residents’ lives – shared for National Storytelling Week.   The residents at Bannatyne Lodge Care Home, in Peterlee, County Durham, shared stories from their pasts to mark the event.   They created short books for others to read, with […]

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HRH Princess Alexandra visits veterans at The Royal Star & Garter Homes

HRH Princess Alexandra visits veterans at The Royal Star & Garter Homes

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra visited the disabled veterans living at The Royal Star & Garter Homes, Surbiton, to mark the Charity’s 102nd anniversary. The Princess was received by the Charity’s Chairman, Major General Tim Tyler, Chief Executive, Andy Cole, Director of Care, Pauline Shaw, and Surbiton Home Manager, Barbara Carter.   Her Royal Highness […]

8th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Burns Night celebrations trigger memories at Mill House

Burns Night celebrations trigger memories at Mill House

A week celebrating all things Scottish, and including Burns Night, at Mill House care home in Chipping Campden has been enjoyed by residents, relatives and the care team.   Residents at the care home – some of whom have Scottish connections – jumped at the chance for a week with a theme and enjoyed creating […]

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Swaffham care home marks Burns Night with traditional food and music

Swaffham care home marks Burns Night with traditional food and music

Residents and staff at Meadow House, the ‘outstanding’ rated nursing home in Swaffham, celebrated Burns Night with a visit from local traditional piper, Dave Harper.  Dave kindly came to the home to play the bagpipes for the residents and wore a full traditional piper’s uniform, including heavyweight kilt.  Music was played, Mr Burns’ famous poetry […]

6th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Intergenerational activities fill care home with joy!

Intergenerational activities fill care home with joy!

A pair of leaders in different fields have proved age is no barrier to learning or making friends.   Durlston Court, an independent school in New Milton, Hampshire, is partnering with nearby Kingfishers care home to give children the chance to socialise with elderly residents.   Weekly visits to the home see reception-year pupils meet […]

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