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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
Icy challenge nets cash for Shropshire hospice

Icy challenge nets cash for Shropshire hospice

A fundraising afternoon involving a chilling challenge has helped to raise £200 in aid of Shropshire’s Severn Hospice.   Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes for mainly older people in Shropshire on a not for profit basis, organised the event at its headquarters at the Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury, on May 10.   Five members […]

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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
“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

“Chatterbox” carer raises almost £300 through sponsored silence!

CHATTERBOX Deborah Pritchard took on a sponsored silence to raise funds for a dementia friendly sensory garden at a Widnes care home.   The carer at Halton View Care Home, on Sadler Street, spent an entire day silently carrying out her duties.   She wore a sign around her neck reading “I am on a […]

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
Homecare provider to trek the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for Alzheimer’s Society

Homecare provider to trek the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge for Alzheimer’s Society

Businesswoman and home care franchise owner Visha Keshwala is to trek the arduous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge on 1st July, to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. The increasing number of clients in Visha’s home care business who struggle with dementia or Alzheimer’s made her want to support the charity and take up this challenge. […]

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care team climb mountains for charity Seafarers UK

Care team climb mountains for charity Seafarers UK

Staff from Banstead-based maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, are aiming to raise at least £4,000 in support of maritime charity Seafarers UK by competing in the charity’s 24 Peaks Challenge.   The team of caring and estates staff from the Society’s specialist maritime nursing home, Belvedere House, has been preparing for months to […]

May 18, 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
Nightingale Hammerson community event raises nearly £50,000

Nightingale Hammerson community event raises nearly £50,000

Nightingale Hammerson has raised almost £50,000 from its annual bridge tournament and golf day, both of which took place this week.   Eighteen teams participated in the 34th annual golf day at Coombe Hill Golf Club on Tuesday, where 72 players battled it out to be crowned the winners. The winning team on the day […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bridgwater care home wishes nursing staff a happy International Nurses Day

Bridgwater care home wishes nursing staff a happy International Nurses Day

A Sanctuary Care home in Bridgwater has wished a very happy International Nurses’ Day to all their fantastic nurses. Friday 12 May marked a day of celebrations across the globe, where people united to show their appreciation for the amazing contribution nurses make to our society, and The Rosary Nursing Home in Mayfield Drive did […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes say thank you on International Nurses Day

Care homes say thank you on International Nurses Day

Care homes run by family-owned Colten Care have paid tribute to their hard-working and dedicated nurses on a special celebration day. Homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex all marked Nurses’ Day with cakes, thank-you cards and even written certificates of recognition. Held internationally, Nurses’ Day is timed to coincide with the anniversary of the […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kent care provider steps out for Stroke

Kent care provider steps out for Stroke

Kent care operator Peter Zhang exchanged his usual business suit for running shorts and shoes when he joined more than 100 other runners who took part in the recent 10K Resolution Run in local beauty spot, Mote Park, Maidstone, in aid of the Stroke Association. Peter is Managing Director of home care provider Caremark (Maidstone) who deliver […]

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bognor Regis care home staff raise more than £600 for charity

Bognor Regis care home staff raise more than £600 for charity

Four care home workers from Bognor Regis have completed a ‘jailbreak challenge’ to raise more than £600 for a Sussex children’s charity. Marcia Ellis, Danni Andrews, Nikki Kenchington and Kodie Chesters, who work at Elizabeth House care home, took part in the challenge to raise the funds for local cause, The Sussex Snowdrop Trust. The […]

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
DoCare tree provides a way to remember

DoCare tree provides a way to remember

A Christmas ‘memory’ tree proved so popular for Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare it planted a seed for a permanent feature.   Now, in time for National Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-20), the company has created a memory tree at its Stroud headquarters, where people can hang messages to loved ones as a way of remembering […]

May 16, 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 […]

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