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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
Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Dundee care home opens up it’s very own church

Residents at a care home in Dundee no longer need to worry about missing Sunday service, after dedicated staff created their own church in the home’s garden.   Bupa’s Balcarres Care Home, in Broughty Ferry, built an innovative ‘dementia village’ in its grounds in 2015, which includes a putting green, bus stop café, post office, […]

April 16, 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
Care home signs up to ‘Red Bag’ initiative

Care home signs up to ‘Red Bag’ initiative

Lyncroft Care Home are delighted to be involved in a fantastic new initiative being launched this month by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. The project is a collaboration between 16 local care homes, the East of England Ambulance Service and West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.   The ‘Red Bag’ follows a care home […]

April 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Subsidising local authority fees with payments from people who fund their own care is not the way-Colten Care comments

Subsidising local authority fees with payments from people who fund their own care is not the way-Colten Care comments

THE Chief Executive  of a South Coast care home provider has sought to reassure residents and their families after a parliamentary report on adult social care highlighted fragility and unfairness in the market nationally. Mark Aitchison of family-owned Colten Care said he agreed with the MPs’ call for a more sustainable funding solution to meet […]

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents celebrate 64th wedding anniversary with family and friends

Care home residents celebrate 64th wedding anniversary with family and friends

On the 14th of March 2017, it was an extremely special day at Lostock Lodge Care Home, in Lostock Gralam. Residents Bill & June Stedman enjoyed their 64th wedding anniversary amongst family and friends. Bill joined the Air Force at the age of 16, where he trained for three years, to become an engineer. Bill […]

March 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cambridge toddlers bring joy to care home residents

Cambridge toddlers bring joy to care home residents

Residents at Home Meadow care home in Toft are experiencing a new kind of therapy thanks to the ‘Little Owls’ project run by local childminders, Nat Jackson and Amanda Strong. Seven children aged 1-4 are now regular visitors to the Home Meadow care home after their childminders forged a partnership with the home to enable the […]

March 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Somerset Care’s latest care home welcomes ‘old’ residents!

Somerset Care’s latest care home welcomes ‘old’ residents!

The 15th March was an exciting day for the residents at Milton House as they moved into their new, purpose-built care home, Stockmoor Lodge. Residents were excited for the move and received an additional surprise welcome from their local Co-op team. Accompanied by his staff team, Co-operative Manager, Stephen Gurd gave the care home residents […]

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wellbeing event offers support for the Humberston community

Wellbeing event offers support for the Humberston community

A Humberston care home is set to host an open wellbeing day to support the care of older people in the community. Alderlea care home will provide visitors with sessions of gentle exercise classes for older people and those with dementia, as well as expert advice on care and nutrition on Thursday March 23 from […]

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
MP meets staff and residents at Cheltenham care home

MP meets staff and residents at Cheltenham care home

MP for Cheltenham Alex Chalk spent time meeting staff, relatives and residents at Whittington House during a constituency visit last Friday.  During his visit Mr Chalk was shown around the home by activities co-ordinators Jo Cann and Jenny Spencer and introduced to some residents who were enjoying a coffee morning.  “Mr Chalk sat for quite a […]

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tonbridge care home residents step into spring with flower arranging

Tonbridge care home residents step into spring with flower arranging

With the sun finally shining and spring looking like it’s on its way, residents of Barnes Lodge Care Home in Tonbridge enjoyed a seasonal activity of flower arranging.   The new Tudeley Lane care home was filled with plenty of stunning fresh flowers last week, when residents got together to enjoy a spot of flower […]

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Salisbury care home celebrates ‘Our Vera’s’ 100th birthday!

Salisbury care home celebrates ‘Our Vera’s’ 100th birthday!

A World War Two army corporal and singer called Vera has celebrated her 100th birthday at a Salisbury care home just ahead of namesake and former forces sweetheart Vera Lynn. Like the famous 1940s music icon, great grandmother Vera Gorringe was born in March 1917 and has had a life shaped, at least in part, […]

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cheshire care home runs exercise sessions to boost wellness

Cheshire care home runs exercise sessions to boost wellness

Residents at Leycester House in Mobberley, Cheshire, have put some oomph into their daily routines thanks to a special programme of exercise classes. The Croftwood Care-run home runs a tailored fitness programme for residents featuring Oomph! and Age Active exercise sessions, designed to boost wellness, sociability and quality of life.   Oomph!, which stands for […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Former RAF serviceman celebrates 54 years of marriage at Middlesex care home

Former RAF serviceman celebrates 54 years of marriage at Middlesex care home

Kingsley Court care home in Hayes, Middlesex, hosted a special celebratory party to mark the 54th wedding anniversary of resident Brian Rudge and his wife Maureen.   Brian, who has been a resident at the home since November 2016, celebrated the milestone with Maureen as part of an afternoon tea, which included a large home-made […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
New Northwich care home residents defy Storm Doris

New Northwich care home residents defy Storm Doris

In light of the recent torrential weather, two residents at Lostock Lodge Care Home in Northwich have defied the rain and started their own gardening club! Colin & Dave (pictured) have been getting very green fingered recently and have been planting lots of different shrubberies and plants! Spread over three floors, Lostock Lodge is registered […]

March 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chorley retirement village residents are set to go on a creative journey through the decades

Chorley retirement village residents are set to go on a creative journey through the decades

Residents at a luxury Chorley retirement village are set to go on a creative journey through the decades as part of a programme to support health and wellbeing. A four month musical tour recently launched at The Grange, an assisted living environment in the award winning Buckshaw Retirement Village. Activities began with a 1940s vintage […]

March 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kingston Upon Thames care home residents knitting hats for premature babies

Kingston Upon Thames care home residents knitting hats for premature babies

Keen knitters at Galsworthy House care home in Kingston Upon Thames are casting on to knit hats for premature babies at nearby Kingston Hospital.   Activities co-ordinators Irene Giordano and Sue Ottoway have picked out patterns to start work on the hats with members of the regular Tuesday knitting group.   Statistics have shown that […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pancake Day proves stacks of fun for Northfleet care home residents

Pancake Day proves stacks of fun for Northfleet care home residents

Pancake Day certainly didn’t fall flat at Dene Holm Residential Care Home, with residents and staff getting involved with a pancake tossing tournament.   Residents of the Northfleet care home enjoyed some pancake flipping fun on Shrove Tuesday, when they got together in the dining room to enjoy a flipping contest.   The keen participants […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home residents take part in dementia research exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Care home residents take part in dementia research exhibited at FACT Liverpool

Residents and their families from Green Heys Care Home, in Liverpool, have participated in a pioneering artistic research project that explores the impact that touch can have in promoting stimulation and emotional connection in dementia care. The findings were revealed to participants for the first time during a special exhibition launch at FACT (Foundation for Arts […]

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cineworld Middlesbrough jogs memories for those living with dementia

Cineworld Middlesbrough jogs memories for those living with dementia

TEESSIDE’s elderly enjoyed a dementia friendly screening of classic 1953 musical Calamity Jane at a Middlesbrough cinema.   Cineworld Middlesbrough showed the film as part of the town’s growing provision for those living with dementia.   Residents, carers and activity coordinators from three Stockton homes attended the film, including:   Ingleby Care Home, Lamb Lane, […]

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