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Hampshire retirees record charity single to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Hampshire retirees record charity single to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Retired residents at Grove Place, near Romsey, are raising money for Alzheimer’s research by releasing their own charity single.   Recorded at a local studio in nearby Eastleigh, the song was written by lifelong Hampshire resident Mike Lemon, and performed by the Strummers and Pluckers – Grove Place’s very own ukulele group.   Led by […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Special outing for retired coach driver

Special outing for retired coach driver

Kingdom Homes care home group in Fife helps residents fulfil their wishes for a special outing or new experience through the “Wishing Well” which sits in the reception of each care home. Willie Brown, a resident at Lomond View Care Home in Falkland, is the latest person to have his wish granted. Willie was a coach […]

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Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

Queenie Celebrates 100 Years

Family and friends celebrated the 100th birthday of Queenie Palmer with a special personal concert by a crooner at the Avalon Nursing Home in Southgate Park, Taunton Road, Bridgwater.   Queenie, who was christened Gwendoline, was a keen gardener and allotment holder and formerly worked in the gardens of the Somerset Farm Institute in Cannington, […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn writes heartfelt letter

The nation’s most iconic ‘forces sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn has personally written to the team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Stourport-on-Severn.   When the veteran singer celebrated her centenary recently, among the many gifts she received was a beautiful handmade card crafted by Ravenhurst Residential Care Home’s care assistant Nicki Bell and […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff go the extra mile to brighten up the lives of residents

Care home staff go the extra mile to brighten up the lives of residents

Tom Slowey and Morag McGeehan work as Bus Driver and Passenger Assistant respectively for the Kingdom Homes care home group which sees them taking residents from each of the Group’s care homes throughout Fife on day trips in one of the companies’ minibuses every day. Many of the residents look forward to getting out and […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Adrenaline junkie takes to the skies to raise money for children’s hospice

Adrenaline junkie takes to the skies to raise money for children’s hospice

A daredevil staff member from Surrey Choices took to the skies recently when she participated in a charity skydive at Skydive London, raising over £600 for local children’s hospice, Shooting Star Chase.  Adrenaline loving Nicky Harding, Employment and Communities Manager at the social care provider, was inspired to raise money for the charity following her […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes create magic moments for residents

Care homes create magic moments for residents

brighterkind care homes, are running a scheme called ‘Wishing Well’ throughout their 71 homes, that aims to enrich the lives of their residents, enabling them to feel really valued and special. The experience may be trying something new or reliving a fond memory. Wishes can be big or small, cost lots or nothing at all, […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
It wouldn’t be Easter without a few cracking chicks!

It wouldn’t be Easter without a few cracking chicks!

A SALISBURY care home hatched a plan to celebrate Easter by hosting the birth of ten chicks. Staff at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge arranged for a heated incubator with 12 embryo eggs to take centre stage in the home’s garden lounge. Residents, relatives and visitors were transfixed as, one by one, the eggs hatched over […]

April 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nurse Plus team hop to RNIB Pears Centre for an ‘egg-stra’ special delivery

Nurse Plus team hop to RNIB Pears Centre for an ‘egg-stra’ special delivery

Generous members of staff at Nurse Plus’ Coventry branch have hopped in to RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning to donate a big bag of Easter Eggs to the charity. The team banded together to collect over 40 eggs for the Coventry based charity, which offers tailored education, care and therapies to children and young […]

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Easter visitors delight care centre residents

Easter visitors delight care centre residents

Some egg-stra special visitors have arrived at The Grand Care Centre in West Bridgford, just in time for the Easter celebrations.   Residents at the state-of-the-art care centre on Greythorn Drive have been taking care of a small hatchery and were recently able to witness the delightful arrival of a number of beautiful spring chicks. […]

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

Tenants bake eggcellent cakes for Easter weekend

With the Easter weekend just around the corner, tenants of Watling Court Extra Care Housing Scheme whipped up a batch of Easter themed goodies.   Easter is a time for a little indulgence, so tenants of the Ifield Way scheme decided to make the most of the opportunity to treat themselves and enjoy a spot […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cracking news as Cheshire care home as residents raise newborn chicks!

Cracking news as Cheshire care home as residents raise newborn chicks!

With Easter on the horizon, residents and staff at The Elms, in Crewe, were egg-static to have the opportunity to take ten newborn chicks under their wings and rear them in their first week of life.   Ten eggs were delivered to the Croftwood Care-run home as part of the ‘Living Eggs’ initiative, which gives […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Social care charity are guests of honour at St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants

Thirty people from the charity Community Integrated Care were invited as guests of honour to the St Helens R.F.C. versus Huddersfield Giants rugby league game on Friday 7th April, offering a unique match day experience for people supported, their families and carers.   The event was arranged as part of Community Integrated Care’s new partnership […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Easter bunny makes an early visit to Northfleet care home

Easter bunny makes an early visit to Northfleet care home

The Easter Bunny paid an early visit to Dene Holm Care Home this week, where residents have been enjoying a spot of eggstra special Easter themed crafting.   With the Easter weekend quickly approaching, residents of the Northfleet care home got into the spirit of spring and got involved with an Easter bonnet making competition. […]

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Organisation empowers and enhances people’s lives through art and creativity

Organisation empowers and enhances people’s lives through art and creativity

Residents at Galsworthy House care home in Kingston Upon Thames had the opportunity to explore their creative side recently with a fun and therapeutic art session from visiting artists. Activities co-ordinator Sue Ottoway explained that the Creative Minds session involved a visiting artist and was available to all residents who wanted to take part. It […]

April 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Budding gardeners prove that National Gardening Week lasts all year round

Budding gardeners prove that National Gardening Week lasts all year round

A green-fingered group of Surrey Choices customers have been busy helping to create a new woodland at an 18-acre estate of outstanding natural beauty as National Gardening Week begins today.     Budding gardeners from Surrey Choices’ Growth Team have been out in force with trowels and forks at The Garden House to help plant an astonishing […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sunrise Senior Living care home residents enjoy tea with Prime Minister Theresa May

Sunrise Senior Living care home residents enjoy tea with Prime Minister Theresa May

Residents from Sunrise Senior Living of Sonning care home had tea with Prime Minister, Theresa May, last Saturday, at a village party event in Charvil. Theresa May, who is MP for Maidenhead, was at the annual gathering of local senior citizens with husband Phillip, and spoke to residents while enjoying tea with sandwiches and delicious […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

 Providing person centred care and support is Goldcrest House and the Goole based charity Cancer Research as they partner to help service user Dawn Field gain a volunteering role within the Boothferry based charity shop.   When not working in her other role Dawn wanted to fill her spare days working elsewhere. She successfully passed […]

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lifelong literature lover celebrates 100th birthday

Lifelong literature lover celebrates 100th birthday

 A World War Two nurse with a passion for poetry has celebrated turning 100 at a Dunfermline retirement housing development. Mary Wright McKean, now a tenant at Bield’s Gillie Court, was born in Edinburgh where she worked as a librarian, civil servant and as a nurse during the war. Her time as a nurse is […]

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A wild affair at Cheshire care home!

A wild affair at Cheshire care home!

It was a wild affair at Gleavewood care home, in Cheshire, as staff and residents welcomed a number of weird and wonderful creatures into their home as part of a visit from exotic animal handlers, Zoolab.   During the visit, residents at the Croftwood Care-run residential home in Weaverham showed some serious nerve when they […]

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