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Myrtle celebrates 100th birthday at Jewish Care

Myrtle celebrates 100th birthday at Jewish Care

Myrtle Stone who lives in Hampstead, celebrated her 100th birthday at a party with family and friends, staff and volunteers at Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell Community Centre in Golders Green, where she is a member. After the party, Myrtle, who joined in with the singing and dancing throughout the party with entertainer, Mike Morandi, was […]

28th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield teens tackle isolation among elderly with social action project

Chesterfield teens tackle isolation among elderly with social action project

A GROUP of Chesterfield youths has been working with elderly care home residents to help reduce feelings of isolation. The Future Foundations National Citizenship Service (NCS) has been visiting Springbank House Care Home as part of their social action project.   Almost a dozen 15 to 17 year olds hosted pamper sessions and coffee mornings […]

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Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home reach big milestone

Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home reach big milestone

Three members of staff at the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Banstead nursing care home have been presented with 10 year, long service awards.   The Society, which provides care for retired seafarers from across the UK, prides itself on  low staff turnover which it attributes to good working conditions and making the home, Belvedere House, […]

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Lakeview Rest Homes celebrate their 30th anniversary in true party style!

Lakeview Rest Homes celebrate their 30th anniversary in true party style!

A double treat turned into a hat trick for residents of Lakeview Rest Homes which are based in Lytham St Annes. Residents, family, friends and care teams from the four homes (The Moorings, Rosewood Lodge, Lake View and Newfield Lodge) came together at the prestigious Moorings to enjoy a spectacular garden party which celebrated Lakeview […]

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Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

Gala opening for dementia friendly garden

A Glenrothes Care Home has celebrated the opening of its dementia friendly garden with a traditional summer fete. Bield’s Finavon Court have worked on their outdoor space to provide a welcoming, relaxing and safe environment for their service users and their families to enjoy free of stress. The fully accessible garden features raised beds and […]

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Care home residents transported to a reminiscent seaside setting

Care home residents transported to a reminiscent seaside setting

Surrounded by seagulls, blue skies and salty sea, residents of the Craddock Road residential care home were transported to a reminiscent seaside setting. Courtesy of the Moving Memory Dance Theatre Company, the residents were invited to get involved with an exciting production, which would take them back to their younger days, when summers were spent […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Springhill Care Group take on local ‘Ambassador’ role

Springhill Care Group take on local ‘Ambassador’ role

East Lancashire-based Springhill Care Group has joined a group of ‘ambitious and prestigious’ local businesses with the opportunity to shape policy in the area. The care group, based in Accrington, has joined the Diamond Ambassador programme operated by the East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.   Membership of the scheme is limited to just 60 companies, […]

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Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

CARE home boss Wendy Waddicor has completed a London to Paris cycle ride in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society – raising more than £7,500. The grueling 340-mile challenge saw Wendy set off in a peloton of more than 130 riders, who collectively raised more than £270,000 in sponsorship for the charity.   Wendy has spent […]

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Hull care home residents carry on lifelong hobbies thanks to donation

Hull care home residents carry on lifelong hobbies thanks to donation

Hull care home residents have been able to carry on a lifelong hobby thanks to a donation. Dennis Greatorex, 87, and Roy Greening,  70, struck up a friendship after both moved into Elm Tree Court last year. The pair, who have dementia, began their own handy club which includes sprucing up the care home’s used […]

26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

CHESTER-le-Street resident Ava Dodd has celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family at Pelton Grange Care Home. Born on the brink of WW1, Ada has lived in Great Lumley all her married life, only moving to the Front Street based care home in May 2014.   She married at 22 to William ‘Billy’ Dodd. […]

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Norfolk nursing home extends thanks to Swaffham community for record fete donations

Norfolk nursing home extends thanks to Swaffham community for record fete donations

Meadow House Nursing Home, located in Swaffham, Norfolk, hosted its successful summer fete this month and raised over £1,700 for the resident’s comfort fund; a record sum compared to previous years’ events.  The home, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, were delighted to welcome friends, family and members of the local Swaffham community in […]

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Big hearted care staff and residents raise hundreds of pounds for charity

Big hearted care staff and residents raise hundreds of pounds for charity

Big-hearted staff and residents at a family-owned Dorset dementia care home have raised hundreds of pounds for charity in separate initiatives. A beach side ‘memory walk’ and a brave-the-shave challenge have enabled Colten Care’s Fernhill home in Longham to help Dementia UK and Macmillan Cancer Support respectively.   Six residents, some in wheelchairs, accompanied by staff, […]

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Lakeview Rest Homes support local Age UK event

Lakeview Rest Homes support local Age UK event

A St Annes care home has reached out to support the local community through fostering its links with Age UK. Age UK Lancashire needed a venue to host a special event to showcase the services and support that is available to older people in the Fylde area. They wished to focus particularly on people living […]

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Brigg care home residents enjoy a Pamper and Prom Party!

Brigg care home residents enjoy a Pamper and Prom Party!

Earlier this month Orchard Court Care Home in Brigg held a Pamper and Prom Party, residents enjoyed getting their hair styled and nails manicured as part of the day. They were joined by the Managers daughter Ebony and her friend Chloe who chose to get ready for their prom at Orchard Court so that they could […]

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Stourbridge care home fundraising success at annual Summer Fete

Stourbridge care home fundraising success at annual Summer Fete

Fun-loving staff and residents at a Stourbridge care home have raised vital funds to ensure residents can have days out and take part in community events. High Lodge Care Home in Iverley held its annual Summer Fete for their residents’ activity fund – raising £514 through a tombola, craft stalls, raffles and face painting for […]

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Fun time as care home staff stages Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Dorset care home

Fun time as care home staff stages Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Dorset care home

A North Dorset care home created its very own wonderland when it hosted a highly successful Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Staff at Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton dressed as characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for the fun afternoon. Home Manager Sohail Daniel led from the front as the Mad Hatter […]

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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 […]

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East Dereham care team take part in carnival parade

East Dereham care team take part in carnival parade

Sanford House care home in East Dereham has achieved a ‘first’ for a care home in the area by taking part in the community carnival parade which took place on Sunday. The team, along with residents and relatives, worked hard to decorate their bus on a Royal Family theme with bunting, balloons and a crown […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Elderly Vs Young in Teesside Tennis

Elderly Vs Young in Teesside Tennis

TEESSIDE primary school pupils and care home residents celebrated Wimbledon with a match of their own.   96-year-old Joyce Marsay served against an opponent almost nine decades her junior in one game.   The players used homemade rackets and yellow balloon balls to even the playing field.   Joyce, a resident of Ingleby Care Home, […]

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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, […]

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