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    Enthusiastic sailors from Peterborough care home transported down The River Great Ouse

    Enthusiastic sailors from Peterborough care home transported down The River Great Ouse

    The Ladybird canal boat docked at Hartford Marina in Wyton recently to pick up staff and residents from HC-One’s The Elms care home in Peterborough.   Enthusiastic sailors were transported down a beautiful stretch of The River Great Ouse, feeding ducks and swans as they glided by before ending the wonderful journey back at the […]

    7th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Tyneside care home resident’s wish fulfilled

    Alex Dawson is one of many residents at Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, to add his name to the home’s wish list.   The staff are aiming to fulfil as many wishes as possible, with the latest being Alex’s trip to the coastal town.   He travelled on the bus to Newcastle and then […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    Brave mum joins forces with care organisation to launch awareness campaign

    A brave mum whose three grown-up children all have a degenerative brain condition has joined forces with a care organisation to launch a new awareness campaign. Kim James, from Llay, near Wrexham, made an emotional plea for more research into Huntingdon’s Disease amid renewed hope of a cure for the cruel hereditary illness. She is […]

    24th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    Liverpool care home should not have banned daughter from visiting her mum without warning

    A woman was banned from visiting her mother in a Liverpool care home after she complained about her treatment, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The woman, whose mother had been placed in a BUPA care home by Liverpool City Council, said she was banned by care staff from seeing her mum […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    And they said it wouldn’t last!

    Somerset couple Frank and Patricia Baker celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss this month, even though the groom’s mother predicted the match wouldn’t last long. The pair met in 1957 at RAF Aldergrove in Northern Ireland where they were both serving in the Royal Air Force, wed on May Day in 1958, and have four […]

    23rd May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care Home Open Day event raises money for Stowmarket care home’s garden project

    Care Home Open Day event raises money for Stowmarket care home’s garden project

    Hillcroft House residential care home in Stowmarket, Suffolk, opened its doors to neighbours and friends in celebration of National Care Home Open Day and was delighted to raise over £200 for a garden project for its residents. Visitors were invited to enjoy entertainment and refreshments, and an array of activities including a prize raffle.  Music […]

    15th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    108th Birthday celebrations at Priory Court Care Home in Burnham-on-Sea

    108th Birthday celebrations at Priory Court Care Home in Burnham-on-Sea

    On 20th April Margaret Reed celebrated her 108th Birthday with a wonderful birthday cake, card from Her Majesty the Queen and party at Priory Court Care Home in Burnham-on-Sea. Margaret was also treated to lunch out with her family at the Tudor Hotel and Restaurant in Brigdwater.   Born on 20th April 1910 in Ireland, […]

    8th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Four generations help wine-loving Gino celebrate 90th birthday

    Four generations help wine-loving Gino celebrate 90th birthday

    Italian red wine was flowing at The Cottage nursing home in Northamptonshire to celebrate resident Gino Centini’s 90th birthday. Four generations came together at a party organised by staff at the home on High Street, Irchester, including Oscar the Dalmatian.  Gino, from Barton Seagrave, developed his love of wine as a young man in Montelanico, […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Jewish Care London Marathon runners inspired by their grandmas

    Jewish Care London Marathon runners inspired by their grandmas

    This year, two of the six Jewish Care runners have been inspired by their grandmas to take on the challenge of running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2018.   Lauren Waterman, 26 from Elstree will run in memory Barbara Waterman, who sadly passed away at the age of 84 last year. Barbara was a Jewish […]

    20th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home celebrates Coventry’s eldest recorded citizen

    Care home celebrates Coventry’s eldest recorded citizen

    There was much to celebrate as the eldest recorded person in Coventry, marked her 109th birthday  at her Sanctuary Care home. Surrounded by family and friends, Edith Smith celebrated her milestone birthday at Lammas House Residential Care Home on Lammas Road, where she has lived since 2014, living independently until she was 104. Looking back […]

    19th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    60th wedding anniversary celebrations for St Neots couple

    60th wedding anniversary celebrations for St Neots couple

    The team from The Hillings residential home in Eaton Socon were delighted to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of resident, PJ Johnstone and his wife Sylvia, at the end of March.  The couple, who have always lived in St Neots, were delighted to mark their special day with a celebratory tea at the home.   […]

    18th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home resident’s passion for fashion reignited

    Care home resident’s passion for fashion reignited

    A chance friendship struck between a Steyning care home resident and a local tailor has resulted in an unexpected job offer. Val Lynch, 85, was first introduced to award-winning stylist, Igor Srzic-Cartledge, when she and her fellow residents at Croft Meadow care home were invited to his tailor shop, Dandylion Style, on Steyning’s High Street, […]

    6th April 2018 | By | Reply More
    RAF Centenary sees WW2 Spitfire pilot share his wartime experiences

    RAF Centenary sees WW2 Spitfire pilot share his wartime experiences

    Today,1st April 2018, the RAF will celebrate 100 years since its formation. The Royal Star & Garter Homes, a Charity that provides specialist care for veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia, has been privileged to care for many RAF veterans in its 102-year history. Once such resident is Second World War […]

    1st April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Big birthday celebrations at Colchester care home

    Big birthday celebrations at Colchester care home

    Great Horkesley Manor care home recently celebrated an important birthday for one of its residents with a special party. Phyllis Webber was joined by family and friends for an afternoon tea party, which was organised by staff and volunteers at the Colchester care home to commemorate her 100th birthday. Linda, Peter, Mark, Simon, Tim, Isabelle, […]

    27th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Champagne corks have been popping at a Stalybridge care home

    Champagne corks have been popping at a Stalybridge care home

    A resident at a Tameside care home reunited with her Canadian based son after he travelled back to the UK to celebrate her birthday. The sound of popping corks filled the corridor of HC-One’s Millbrook Care Centre in Stalybridge recently as Ida Duffy received a memorable visit from her son David, who travelled over from Vancouver […]

    17th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Stella celebrates her 105th birthday at Worcester care home

    Stella celebrates her 105th birthday at Worcester care home

    A popular resident of a Worcester care home has celebrated her 105th birthday.   Stella Price was surrounded by family and friends for her special day and received a visit from the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Steve Mackay, at the city’s Northwick Grange Care Home.   Stella, who has lived at the Old Northwick Lane […]

    15th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Care home resident celebrates 62nd wedding anniversary

    Care home resident celebrates 62nd wedding anniversary

    A resident at Blandford Grange care home in Blandford Forum has celebrated his 62nd wedding anniversary, with a special lunch held at the home.   87-year-old resident Harold Wallis married his wife June in Blandford Parish Church in 1956 and the couple have lived in Dorset all their lives.  Harold, originally from Tolpuddle, was with […]

    14th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    A round up of care home news from Hill Care

    A round up of care home news from Hill Care

    BIRDING care home residents took a trip to the Saltholme Nature Reserve to observe the wetlands’ native species.   Queens Meadow Care Home, in Hartlepool, took residents to the RSPB backed reserve near the North East coast.   Waders and wildfowl species gather in their thousands during the winter months, occasionally being spooked into flight […]

    10th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    70 years of wedded bliss celebrated at Wrexham care home

    70 years of wedded bliss celebrated at Wrexham care home

    A World War Two Spitfire mechanic and the young girl he met and fell in love with at a Flintshire aircraft factory have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Ernest Simmonds and his wife, Gwyneth, both 92, held a platinum anniversary party for family, friends and staff at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home in Wrexham, North […]

    9th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Macclesfield Care Village have a hoot!

    Macclesfield Care Village have a hoot!

    Residents and Experience Day customers at state-of-the-art care village Belong Macclesfield, in Cheshire, were in a flutter when a pair of owls took part in a fly-by, as part of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). Pupils from the local Upton Priory Primary School were also invited along to experience the educational visit.   Spike, a barn […]

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