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Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

Happy 103rd Birthday to Ava!

CHESTER-le-Street resident Ava Dodd has celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family at Pelton Grange Care Home. Born on the brink of WW1, Ada has lived in Great Lumley all her married life, only moving to the Front Street based care home in May 2014.   She married at 22 to William ‘Billy’ Dodd. […]

26th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Advancing Care – new report highlights some of the latest research into care homes

Advancing Care – new report highlights some of the latest research into care homes

A new report from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) shows how clinical research is working to address the challenges faced by people working and living in care homes.     Advancing Care – Research with Care Homes, a themed review of NIHR-funded studies, looks at an area of research that has historically received […]

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Lakeview Rest Homes support local Age UK event

Lakeview Rest Homes support local Age UK event

A St Annes care home has reached out to support the local community through fostering its links with Age UK. Age UK Lancashire needed a venue to host a special event to showcase the services and support that is available to older people in the Fylde area. They wished to focus particularly on people living […]

25th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Random act of kindness completes seaside treat!

Random act of kindness completes seaside treat!

A small group from Stocks Hall Care Home, Skelmersdale recently went to visit Marine Lake Café in Southport.   Jack, Pauline, Alan and Rose accompanied by Tracie and Claire, Activities Staff at the Home enjoyed a wonderful day out and watched the world go by at this fabulous cafe.   Enjoying cool refreshments, listening to […]

18th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Mylight bed light – A warm soft glow of light, where you need it, when you need it!

Mylight bed light – A warm soft glow of light, where you need it, when you need it!

Mylight from E3 Light Group is a series of innovative LED lighting products that have been designed to enhance lifestyle by delivering comfort and safety in your care home.   The mylight bed light will certainly give your residents’ room a distinctive professional design as well as the practicality, comfort and safety of having the floor […]

17th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Sale care centre welcomes its first resident

Sale care centre welcomes its first resident

Sale’s newest care home, Ashlands Manor Care Centre, has officially welcomed its first resident; William Jakeman. William, aged 96, previously lived in an apartment in Alderley Edge.  He moved in a couple of weeks ago and has immediately settled in to his new home.   Born in Chorlton in 1920, William has enjoyed a varied […]

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Sheffield nursing home celebrates residents centenarian birthdays!

Sheffield nursing home celebrates residents centenarian birthdays!

Birthday messages from the queen at Buckingham Palace have been arriving thick and fast at Broomgrove Nursing Home of late. In fact the Sheffield-based care home is celebrating a trio of ladies that have reached the grand old age of 100 – a record for them! Betty Richardson (101 years-old), Lucille Burnand (100 years-old) and […]

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55 years of marriage celebrated at Blandford Forum care home

55 years of marriage celebrated at Blandford Forum care home

A resident at Blandford Grange care home in Blandford Forum has celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary with a special meal at the home. On Thursday 29th June, Michael Shave enjoyed a meal and celebration with his wife Marion, along with relatives to mark the milestone occasion. The couple were married on the 29th June 1962 […]

12th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Indonesian choir drops in to sing happy 80th birthday to Irene

Indonesian choir drops in to sing happy 80th birthday to Irene

A choir which had just flown 12,000 miles from Indonesia to Wales to compete at an international festival stopped off to join in the 80th birthday celebrations of a care home resident.   The family of Irene Williams was overcome with emotion as the choir burst into a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday in the […]

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A veteran of the Burma War has celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family

A veteran of the Burma War has celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family

A veteran of the Burma War has celebrated his 100th birthday last month at his home in Hindley, Wigan.  Fred Edwards, who resides at Ash Tree House care home, turned 100 on 26th June and celebrated with his family and friends, fellow veterans and the Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan.  Fred was born during the […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care celebrate volunteers who make time

Jewish Care celebrate volunteers who make time

Jewish Care presented awards to volunteers spanning eight decades, from 14-year-old school children and film students at Middlesex University to parents who volunteer with their babies and older people who use services at Jewish Care’s whilst also volunteering. The organisations recognised some of the unsung heroes who make a difference at The Betty and Aubrey […]

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Residents of Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care Home Cycled from London to Bristol!

Residents of Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care Home Cycled from London to Bristol!

Residents of Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care Home in Soundwell marked their 20th anniversary by raising funds for sports equipment for local youngsters with a sponsored ride on static bikes on 6th July. On the day, between residents, staff, family and visiting school children, everyone cycled more than the target distance of the Isambard kingdom Brunel railway […]

6th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home resident celebrates his 100th year in Peterborough

Care home resident celebrates his 100th year in Peterborough

A resident at Park House care home in Peterborough has celebrated his 100th birthday and ten decades of living in the city, with a special party held at the home.  Cyril Weald turned 100 on 15th June and was joined by friends, relatives, residents and staff at a birthday party hosted by the Park House […]

5th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Sale singer performs old favourites with his Grandfather for care home residents

Sale singer performs old favourites with his Grandfather for care home residents

Popular Sale singer, Matt Bailey, visited a care home with his Grandfather last month to deliver an emotional performance for Care Home Open Day.  Matt, and his Grandfather, George Rudden, performed several old favourites, including Cry Me A River, much to the delight of residents and guests at De Brook Lodge residential and dementia care […]

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95-year-old former Sheffield lecturer and care home resident receives an honorary degree

95-year-old former Sheffield lecturer and care home resident receives an honorary degree

Care home staff were always aware she’d devoted her life to education – but few had any idea of the hardship she’d endured as she trained under constant threat of German bombing. A few days ago, 95-year-old former Sheffield lecturer Jean Callin became the only resident in the history of Broomgrove Nursing Home to receive […]

30th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Dereham dog owners parade their dogs for local care home

Dereham dog owners parade their dogs for local care home

Local dog owners from in and around Dereham ‘paraded their pooches’ at a special charity dog day held at Bilney Hall residential home in East Bilney, all in aid of a Norfolk charity. The team at Bilney Hall hosted the inaugural event in aid of the home’s chosen charity for 2017, Norfolk Lowland Search and […]

29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Digital technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool care home residents’

Digital technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool care home residents’

DIGITAL technology has helped reduce isolation among elderly Hartlepool residents’ after a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.   The £10,000 grant funded a year-long project at Queens Meadow Care Home, on Stockton Road.   The money was used to purchase tablet computers and pay for tutors to teach the residents how to use them. […]

28th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Cambridge care home helps to prevent harmful falls for the community’s elderly

Cambridge care home helps to prevent harmful falls for the community’s elderly

Staff at Home Close residential care home in Fulbourn near Cambridge are helping residents and local community members to stay physically strong in an effort to stop them coming to harm through falls.   The home, which is based on Cow Lane in the village, hosts ‘Falls Prevention’ classes every Thursday morning, which are open […]

27th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Ending loneliness in care homes scheme founder named in Queens’s Birthday Honours

Ending loneliness in care homes scheme founder named in Queens’s Birthday Honours

A former national newspaper journalist who runs ‘YOPEY Befriender’ – the growing scheme that recruits young people to volunteer in care homes – was made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on June 17.    Tony Gearing’s work has been endorsed by two prime ministers, one deputy prime minister and a chancellor among other […]

26th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Rotherham care home couple celebrate 65 years of marriage

Rotherham care home couple celebrate 65 years of marriage

ROTHERHAM couple John and Jessie Senior have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.   Now living at Broadacres Care Home, on Naylor Street, Rawmarsh, the pair have been together more than 70 years.   They first met at a dance in Sheffield on 5th April 1947 and later married at St Paul’s Church in Arbourthorne, which […]

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