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Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

Dementia café offers network of support to Cardiff community

Members of the community living with dementia were invited along to a useful information session at HC-One’s Quarry Hall care home’s dementia café recently.  The event was the second to be held since the café’s launch in September and featured talks from Cardiff and Vale UHB Mental Health Rehabilitation Nurses, Emma and Candace.   Dementia […]

20th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Dorset care home stages a special day trip for golfer Graham

Dorset care home stages a special day trip for golfer Graham

A Dorset care home staged a special day trip so a resident could receive an honorary membership of the beloved golf club he played at for more than half a century. Graham Lloyd, 88, joined Ashley Wood Golf Club near Blandford in 1966 and became its longest-serving member, only packing away his clubs around 18 […]

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Abbeyfield launches campaign to tackle loneliness in older people

Abbeyfield launches campaign to tackle loneliness in older people

Abbeyfield launches Companionship at Christmas campaign to tackle loneliness in older people. Offering a cosy place to stay without the numbness of waking to an empty house; a comforting homemade meal and a festive party with none other than Aled Jones MBE as the turkey carver. These are just some of the ways in which […]

17th November 2017 | By | Reply More
New Staffordshire care village appoints activities coordinator

New Staffordshire care village appoints activities coordinator

Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme has appointed Daniel Turner as Experience Day and Heritage Gallery Coordinator at the state-of-the-art care village, currently under construction in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.   Daniel will lead the village’s programme of activities, both for residents and members of the wider community, including customers visiting the village on Experience Days – […]

16th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Magical afternoon at Bridgwater care home

Magical afternoon at Bridgwater care home

There was magic in the air at a Bridgwater dementia care home when comical conjurer Mr B Bunny shared his critically-acclaimed brand of entertainment with the residents.   Mr B, aka Brian Banwell, is a member of the prestigious Magic Circle and, together with his wife Giovanna, has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 […]

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Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

Plymouth care home hosts special evening of remembrance

A special service has been held at a Plymouth nursing home for people who have lost a family member over the past year.   The ‘remembrance’ evening was organised by staff at Freshfields in St Budeaux, which cares for up to 36 residents with dementia.   The event included the release of balloons individually dedicated […]

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Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

Singing legend Barbara Dickson celebrates 25th anniversary of Fife mental health service

  Scottish singing star Barbara Dickson has hailed a pioneering mental health service in her native Fife as she helped celebrate its 25th anniversary. The singer, whose hits include ‘I Know Him So Well’, ‘January, February’ and ‘Another Suitcase In Another Hall’, visited Barony’s Contact Point centre in Buckhaven for a birthday party to celebrate […]

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Remembrance service brings back special memories

Remembrance service brings back special memories

Remembrance Day brings a special time to recall those loved or injured whilst serving their county, and for residents at a local rest home it was an opportunity too to remember other family and friends who are no longer with us.   Residents and staff of Lakeview Rest Homes held a special commemorative event to […]

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Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

Teams from care homes across the country are coming to the end of a cycle relay challenge from the Scottish Highlands to the South Coast of England and ending in Jersey, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.   Colleagues from every one of the 71 homes run by care group brighterkind have taken […]

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

Reaching for the sky at Sidney Corob home

Interior designer, Mark Aldbrook, has designed the newly painted dining room ceiling of Jewish Care’s Sidney Corob House and officially opened the room last week. Mark has been a resident at Sidney Corob House for people with mental health needs since March this year. He has had his own interior design business for many years, […]

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Ascot school children celebrate Harvest Festival with care residents

Ascot school children celebrate Harvest Festival with care residents

SCHOOLCHILDREN celebrated the Harvest Festival by donating gifts to an elderly day care centre. Parents and boys from Papplewick primary school in Ascot gave tins of food and fresh flowers to the residents of Ascot Day Centre. On October 14, the students took the time out of their weekends to visit the day centre to […]

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Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

Willow captures hearts in Yeovil care home

Rescue donkey Willow captured hearts when he dropped into meet residents at Acacia nursing home in Yeovil. Accompanied by his handlers, the former show donkey travelled to the Hendford Hill home run by care provider Camelot Care from the Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth.   Percy West was just one of Acacia’s residents who enjoyed a […]

13th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Sale nursery delights care home residents with monthly visits

Sale nursery delights care home residents with monthly visits

A day nursery in Sale has forged an ongoing link with a recently opened care centre, delighting its residents with a monthly visit. The pre-schoolers, aged two, three and four, from Kids Planet Day Nursery on Wharf Road in Sale make a monthly visit to Ashlands Manor care centre on Ashlands in Ashton-on-Mersey for an uplifting […]

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Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

Hair raising pain helps raise funds for those living with dementia

HAIR raising pain helped care home worker John Drury collect over £400 for elderly residents living with dementia. The deputy manager of The Beeches Care Home, in Stockton on Tees, had his legs waxed to raise the funds.   He was joined by brother Paul and father-in-law Damien Brewster for the painful challenge – which […]

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New artwork commemorates the Second World War fallen

New artwork commemorates the Second World War fallen

A six foot tall backdrop depicting a scene from the Second World War has become the centrepiece of a new display to help commemorate this year’s Armistice Day at a Hanover Housing Association estate in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.   The striking background scene – which has been inspired by images from during The Blitz – […]

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Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

Extra care residents commemorate Remembrance Day

Almost 100 years on since marking the end of the Great War, residents at an Extra Care Housing estate in Stifford Clays, Essex have welcomed a new colourful display to help commemorate Remembrance Day.   The display, which has been made for older residents at Hanover Housing Association’s Elizabeth Gardens development, is thanks to the […]

11th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Bridging the age gap with pre-schoolers

Bridging the age gap with pre-schoolers

Did you see Channel 4’s documentary ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’ earlier this summer? The documentary saw pre-schoolers swap their nursery for a nursing home as they joined a group of pensioners for six weeks. The aim of the documentary was to see whether a group of four-year-olds can be the key to […]

10th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Wickford care home plays host to some unusual visitors

Wickford care home plays host to some unusual visitors

A Wickford care home played host to some unusual visitors, when local business Pony Pals Club paid them a visit. Chaplin Lodge, on Nevendon Road, spent an afternoon of fun with the ponies, including one dressed up as a unicorn, and other pets including puppies. The residents were given the opportunity to spend time with […]

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Toddler integration with elderly residents, goes from strength to strength

Toddler integration with elderly residents, goes from strength to strength

Monsters, witches, ghouls and ghosts were found at Dormy House care home in Sunningdale last week as the regular toddler group enjoyed a theme morning with residents. Dormy House Toddler Group is going from strength to strength, backing up all the research which indicates that intergenerational projects are beneficial to both older people, including those living […]

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Thor the Labrador makes friends with Perth care home residents

Thor the Labrador makes friends with Perth care home residents

The Residents of a Perth-based care home made friends with a young black Labrador this week following their first Therapet visit.   Thor the therapy dog bounced into HC-One’s Strathtay House Care Home in Perth with his owner Lynn, to provide comfort and companionship to all that live there.    The Therapet Visiting Service is […]

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