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    Andover care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

    Andover care home resident celebrates 100th birthday

    Mountwood care home in Andover celebrated the 100th birthday of one of its residents with a special event for her family and friends. Vicky Aldridge was joined by her daughter Gill McGarry, who made the trip from Cornwall to see her mother on the big day, and her younger sister Rene, 97. Vicky has two […]

    22nd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Scarborough care services enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations.

    Scarborough care services enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations.

    Scarborough care provider Saint Cecilia’s enjoyed a triple slice of the Royal Wedding and FA Cup celebrations. The company held parties at all three of its Scarborough centres – the care home on Stepney Road, nursing home on Filey Road and day care centre at Eastway, Eastfield. At the homes, residents gathered to watch the […]

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    Sporting Memories project delivered by partners, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

    Sporting Memories project delivered by partners, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation

    “Whether sports fans have played or spectated, sport has the power to trigger strong memories from a time when we first saw a particular player, went to a famous sports stadium or watched an exciting match on TV.”  These are the words of Rob White, London coordinator of the nationwide Sporting Memories programme, who has […]

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    Huddersfield care home pulls out the stops to celebrate the royal wedding

    Huddersfield care home pulls out the stops to celebrate the royal wedding

    Across the country care homes have celebrated the royal wedding with various events. Huddersfield care home residents at, The Oakes enjoyed an afternoon with Lindley Brass Band. The afternoon was so warm that residents were able to enjoy the music outside along with afternoon tea. ‘It was a ‘right royal send-off’ said Lisa Bailey the […]

    20th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Belper care home transports residents back to the 1950’s

    Belper care home transports residents back to the 1950’s

    To celebrate National Care Home Open Day, Milford Care took residents at one of its homes on a trip down memory lane back to the 1950’s.   The doors were flung open at Spencer Grove care home in Belper, with a fun filled day of activities for the residents and staff.   On Friday staff […]

    18th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Southbourne care home residents get a visit from a duo of alpacas

    Southbourne care home residents get a visit from a duo of alpacas

    Residents at a care home in Southbourne were thrilled when they had a visit from a duo of friendly alpacas.   Glebe House residents, staff and visitors welcomed their new friends, named Baron and Jupiter, from Dunreyth Alpacas, based in Funtington, and enjoyed learning all about them. For the less mobile residents, the furry duo […]

    18th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Youth project aims to reduce falls in elderly

    Youth project aims to reduce falls in elderly

    Residents at a care home have pimped up their zimmer frames – with the help of some creative schoolchildren. The  decorations have been used to brighten up the steel walking frames for the older people living at the Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. The care home has nurtured a strong relationship with the pupils from […]

    17th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care manager leads fundraising for sister Dianne

    Care manager leads fundraising for sister Dianne

    Tina Willey, an Anchor Scheme Manager at Highfield Court in Rotherham and she and her colleagues have raised over £450 for a brilliant cause.   Her sister, Dianne Ford who is a nurse at nearby Rotherham Hospital was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had the cancer removed and started radiotherapy last week. . […]

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    Tenants set to take a walk down memory lane on Scottish Lingo

    Tenants set to take a walk down memory lane on Scottish Lingo

    TENANTS at a retirement housing development in Muirhouse are set to tackle the history of Scottish dialects as part of a series of events held by the local Reminiscence Group. Organised by The Living Memory Association (LMA), tenants at Bield’s Brookwell Court will test their strength in Scottish dialects as they take part in a […]

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    Borough Care hosts social walks for elderly and friends

    Borough Care hosts social walks for elderly and friends

    May is National Walking Month and older persons care provider, Borough Care, is hosting weekly social walks for the elderly and their friends.  The walks take place around Woodbank Park in Offerton, Stockport every Tuesday until the winter, starting at 2.00pm.  The short, gentle walks are appropriate for those with dementia to participate in.  Sophie […]

    16th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Colten Care to host Royal Wedding events across their homes

    Colten Care to host Royal Wedding events across their homes

    Residents, families and team members at Colten Care homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and Sussex are staging a host of events to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Some of the get-togethers are in aid of charities and other good causes such as the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. Julia Hough, Companionship Team Leader at Amberwood House […]

    15th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Hampshire diners sample taste of the Fifties at care home charity supper

    Hampshire diners sample taste of the Fifties at care home charity supper

    A charity supper with a vintage rock and roll theme had feet tapping at a Hampshire nursing home.   The evening, at Colten Care’s Kingfishers home in New Milton, raised more than £120 for Hope New Forest and Cat & Kitten Rescue of Lymington.   Residents, staff, relatives and members of the community all attended, […]

    11th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Sunrise of Fleet Residents Celebrate 58th Wedding Anniversary

    Sunrise of Fleet Residents Celebrate 58th Wedding Anniversary

    Two residents at Sunrise of Fleet, Des and Margaret Treadgold, have this month celebrated their very special 58th wedding anniversary. To mark the milestone occasion, the chefs at the community prepared a dinner for them to enjoy, and the room was decorated with balloons and cards. The couple have been living at Sunrise of Fleet […]

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    Barnsley FC legend John McCann meets first team players ahead of final match of the season

    Barnsley FC legend John McCann meets first team players ahead of final match of the season

    BARNSLEY FC legend John McCann received a surprise visit from two of the clubs top players ahead of their Championship survival match.   Striker Kieffer Moore and defender Adam Jackson dropped into Deangate Care Home to meet John just days before their fixture with Derby County.   John made 118 appearances for The Reds between […]

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    Perth pensioners set for a wheelie good time

    Perth pensioners set for a wheelie good time

    AN 81-year-old Perthshire pensioner has teamed up with his local school and council to help older people get back on their bikes. Mr Norman Ridley, a former Salvation Army Officer who resides at Bield’s Quayside Court in Perth, has joined forces with Perth High School and Perth and Kinross Council to bring Cycling Without Age […]

    10th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Strictly Ultra Ballroom – Fighting Cancer Together

    Strictly Ultra Ballroom – Fighting Cancer Together

    The stage is set, the training has commenced, the fundraising continues – Carol and Thomas McKenna are beginning one of the most exhilarating and rewarding 8 weeks of their lives. Carol a Nurse at Stocks Hall Nursing Home in Skelmersdale and her husband Thomas, (a former Senior Carer) also at the Home are partnering up […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Heathcotes unearths hidden talent for landscaping at Leeds service

    Heathcotes unearths hidden talent for landscaping at Leeds service

    Care provider Heathcotes Group has unearthed a new talent at its Kirklands service in Leeds, where one of the service users volunteered to take on a landscaping project and proved to have skill and imagination in spades! The attractive grounds at Kirklands are fantastic for enjoying the summer months, but a small section behind the […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    CMG Hosts Event To Drive Up Quality

    CMG Hosts Event To Drive Up Quality

    CMG, a leading provider of residential care and supported living services for people with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, and this month hosted its annual Driving Up Quality event, as it continues to lead the way in providing high-quality care provision in the sector.   The Driving Up Quality event was attended by 113 […]

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    Northfleet care home residents celebrate St George’s Day

    Northfleet care home residents celebrate St George’s Day

    Residents of Dene Holm Residential Care Home celebrated the feast of Saint George, with a themed party and live entertainment.   With the sun shining and family and friends on the way, residents of the Northfleet care home were excited to celebrate St George’s Day together with a very special party.   Staff decorated the […]

    4th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Nantwich school children swap their classroom for a care setting

    Nantwich school children swap their classroom for a care setting

    Children from a primary school in Nantwich swapped their classroom for a very different setting when they enjoyed an exclusive sneak preview of a new care home.   On Thursday (19 April) pupils from St Anne’s Catholic Primary School visited the site of Barony Lodge Residential Care Home in Barony Road, Nantwich, to get inspiration […]

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